Mumbai-based riders proved to be a dominating force, but it was Hyderabad-based Mohammed Ryaz who stole the thunder on the quarter-mile track of the Amby Valley air strip in the sixth edition of The Valley Run 2018 held over the weekend.

On a day when Mumbai grabbed six of the nine events in the two-wheelers category, it was Riyaz who finished with the distinction of the ‘Fastest Time’ clocking 9.686 seconds on his Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle in the M9 Class (851cc to 1050cc).

Like Riyaz, the other class to go out of Mumbai’s clutches was the O2 (Open Class) Foreign (551cc & Above, Unrestricted) which was claimed by Riya’s twin-city mate Sundeep Singh Sokhi. Sundeep clocked 9.917s. Interestingly, Riyaz was second with a 9.965s effort. Zubair Ali Jung (Bengaluru) completed an all-south India podium running his Suzuki Hayabusa with a 10.048s effort.

Similarly, Pune’s, Pravin Jadhav claimed the high capacity P-Class (Muscle Bikes) on his Ducati Diavel super bike with an 11.746 second effort (Elapsed Time).

The Mumbai winners included Iqbal Shaikh (M6 - Class from 361 to 550cc (Indian Produced) - 4-Stroke); Zarvan Batliwala (M7: Class 551 to 850cc (Sport - Inline 3/4) 4-Stroke); Surya Servai (M8: Class from 649 to850cc (Single Twin/L) 4-Stroke); Zahir Shah (M10: Class 1051cc & Above – 4-Stroke); Sachin Khengle (W1 - Indian Fastest Wheeler Class); Nadeem Shah (W2 Foreign Fastest Wheelie Class).