Eshan Pieris ends on a high | Sunday Observer

Eshan Pieris ends on a high

Eshan Pieris ended the 2018 racing season winning the sixth and final race of the Rotax Max Challenge Asia held last weekend at the Elite Speedway Circuit in Malaysia.

The last of the Rotax Max Challenge Asia began under overcast conditions and by lap three there was a heavy drizzle but the DD2 drivers continued in their dry tyres.

Eshan then demonstrated his wet driving capabilities as he pulled away from Senna Sulaiman Noor and the pursuing pack.

By lap 13, the slippery conditions had become too dangerous and at the 16th lap the officials brought the race to an end with Eshan winning with a three-second lead.

This excellent performance contributed to Eshan being placed second overall in the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Asia (DD2 Senior) which won him a seat to represent Asia in the Rotax Championship World Finals in Brazil at the end of November.

The year also saw Eshan placed first in the 2018 Rotax Invitation Race in Sepang (DD2 Senior). He also ended the season as overall second in the 2018 X30 South East Asia (Super Shifter).