Armaan Ebrahim and his Sri Lankan team-mate Dilantha Malagamuwa bagged third place before a blown engine forced retirement in the second race of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series double header in Suzuka last weekend (June 11-12).
Chennai driver Ebrahim, supported by JK Tyre and driving for Dilango Racing team, qualified second for the first race on Saturday and looked set to maintain position, according to a press release from the driver’s management.
However, the team lost one spot after the mandatory pit-stop when Ebrahim handed over the car to Malagamuwa to complete the remainder of the race.
On Sunday, in the second race for which the team had qualified ninth, Malagamuwa started and made four places to move into fifth when the engine blew leading to retirement 20 minutes into the race.
Ebrahim and Malagamuwa had finished second in both races of the first round in Shanghai, China, last month.
“Obviously, we are very disappointed with what happened in the second race, but at least we managed to pick up some points from our podium finish in the first.” Ebrahim was quoted in the release.
“We now head to Buriram, Thailand, for the next round in July (23-24) and hopefully, have a better run there.”