Kuala Lumpur: Indian racer Armaan Ebrahim overcame an engine snag to finish a creditable third in the round 3 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series here.
Having missed the first practice session, qualifying was always going to be difficult and Armaan, who is JK Tyre Brand Ambassador, qualified 5th.
With a few changes made on the roll bar stiffness and suspension post qualifying, Armaan attacked from the word go as overtaking was extremely difficult in the narrow street circuit.
Armaan was in second place and was putting the leader under immense pressure for some time but during the Pit stop, the engine shut off due to overheating issues and by the time they managed to restart and get out, Armaan had lost a place and finally finished third overall to retrieve valuable points lost in Race 1.
In Race 1, Armaan was running a very strong second till half way through the race, but gremlins struck as the gearbox pod sensor malfunctioned forcing him to pit.
"It was finally a good result over a very difficult weekend. To start with, we lost precious track time as the 1st session was cancelled due to the track not being ready and to split one session between 2 drivers meant that we got just over 6 to 7 laps in practice," said Armaan.
"Qualifying was not so bad as we qualified 5th and having understood what we needed to do on the car, I was quite confident of a good result in both races.
"Race 1 was going really well as I had moved into second and was looking very strong for an overall win as I had the measure of the leader in front. However, suddenly the gearbox stopped working and I could not shift any gears and that forced me to the pits. The gearbox pod sensor had failed and that was it," he added.