Malagamuwa excels in Valencia
- By Farhan Uvais
- Updated: December 5, 2016
Sri Lankan racer Dilantha Malagamuwa was absolutely delighted after completing a spectacular year by winning the Pro-Am class alongside his team-mate Armaan Ebrahim in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship on Sunday the 4th of December 2016.
Furthermore, the talented duo finished third overall in the Pro category, credit to their consistent performances throughout 2016.
While they were not far away from winning the Pro category, the duo faced a few hiccups on the final day of the championship.
Armaan Ebrahim started strong in Race one earlier on Sunday. His smoothness on the track helped him finish first. In the amateur class, Dilantha competed with tremendous determination but finished third overall.
In race two, Dilantha Malagamuwa was on course for an impressive finish despite starting fifth. However, he took a hit from behind in the dying moments, damaging his suspension before Armaan took over.
The Indian racer did his very best to win a podium finish which gave them fourth place.
The performances in the two races helped Dilantha and Armaan secure the Pro-Am class while finishing third in the Pro category.
“It was a year full of ups and downs. My pace was strong through the year and I had two pole positions in the 6 rounds. In most of the races I was ahead of the Pro drivers during my stints. We could not finish two races earlier which cost us a number of points. Otherwise, we would have taken the Pro title too,” said the Indian Racer (News18.com)
Before the world finals, Dilantha Malagamuwa competed and was placed second in both races at the Asian Championships. That result was sufficient for him to win the Asian
He was thrilled and determined to carry the same form over to the world championships that concluded on Sunday.
“We won the Asian Championship in our class after finishing 2nd in both races of the Asian Championship yesterday. I was able to win this championship with the blessings of the Humble Sri Lankans. Today and tomorrow is the World finals and will do the best for Sri Lanka,” said Dilantha Malagamuwa.
Dilantha Malagamuwa has indeed been an inspiration to many Sri Lankans over the years. Appreciating him for his tireless work is the least we could do as people of Sri Lanka.
Daily Sports would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and wish our hero Dilantha Malagamuwa continuously success and glory in years to come.