Ebrahim and his team mate Dilantha Malagamuwa from Sri Lanka took their second
consecutive podium finish in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series at the Sentul
International Circuit as the duo finished 3rd in the first two
JK Tyre Brand
Ambassador Armaan and Dilantha, finished third in the previous round at the
Sepang circuit in Malaysia as well. The duo put in a fine performance in the
first race of the weekend for a podium spot after starting 10th on the grid.
round 4 of the series, the Indian Sri Lankan duo were placed 2nd in
the championship leaderboard and showed promise to take back the lead.
But in the
first practice session, Dilantha suffered a bad crash in the opening laps. This
led Ebrahim to miss out on both the practice sessions and most of qualifying
due to the damage on the car. The duo started from 10th on the grid
in Race 1. Ebrahim took the first stint to climb up the order to 2nd
place and handed over to Dilantha. Dilantha couldn’t manage to hold on to the
position due to problems with the gearbox but dropped down only 1 place to
Armaan took the start again from 5th on the grid and climbed up to 2nd
again then handed over to Dilantha. During Dilatha’s stint, disaster struck
when the rear right tyre blew forcing dilantha to drop down the order.
the weekend Armaan said: “Coming away with a third placed
Podium was definitely a consolation after a disastrous start to the race
unfortunate that Dilantha lost traction in the first practice session and
suffered a big crash which damaged the car badly. Missing out on both the
practice sessions and most of Qualifying meant that I had to go into the race
it was a good race as I had a very good race pace and we were able to come away
with a podium position.
“Race 2 was
extremely disappointing as we had done all the hard work and were comfortably
placed in second position before Dilantha took over. With just two laps to go
for the chequered flag, the rear tyre deflated and Dilantha lost track position
to finish 11th.”
“We now look
forward to the next race in Shanghai in October and hopefully Lady Luck will
smile on us and we can take back the Championship lead.”
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