Armaan Ebrahim Secures Double Podium in Shanghai
- by Konark Tyagi
- May 23, 2016
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Great start for Armaan at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series
At the ongoing Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series, Indian racer Armaan Ebrahim has started off brilliantly by finishing second in the first two races of the championship. The 27-year old Chennai-based Armaan is driving for Dilango Racing along with Sri Lankan team mate Dilantha Malagamuwa, and both are being supported by JK Tyres.
Armaan qualified second for the initial race and had a good head start but he couldn’t hold his lead as he faced some issues with the brakes and ended up finishing at the second position.
His team mate, Dilantha qualified sixth and started off well in the second race, moving quickly to the third spot. Unfortunately, he was hit from behind and ended up falling behind.
Dilantha pitted for his team mate to take over and Armaan finished at the second spot in Race No. 2 as well.
Talking about his performance, Armaan said: “We could have probably won both the races, but not a bad way to start the championship. I am happy to have points in the bag. We had a few issues with the car, but overall, it was a good weekend.
“The qualifying sessions on Saturday were in the wet. However, it was cloudy but dry today. In the first race, I had a problem with the brakes when leading and conceded the lead. I decided to settle for second place.
“In the second race, Dilantha started in sixth position and was running third when he got tapped from behind. We decided to pit him early and I took over. I made a few places, but eventually had to be satisfied with a second.
“I am coming out of a long off-season, nearly six months, but was happy I could settle down. It is a long season as we finish only in December. So, we will take it race by race. I look forward to the next round in Suzuka, Japan, next month (June 11-12) and build on the momentum.”