Motorsports: Podium for Armaan and team

Jul 07, 2013, 01:55 IST | IANS

Indian racing driver Armaan Ebrahim and BMW Sports Trophy Team India clinched their maiden podium of the 2013 FIA GT World Series here on Saturday by finishing second in the Pro-Am category and a brilliant ninth overall.

It was a welcome result for the team after a disappointing last outing at Zolder in Belgium, where Armaan's teammate crashed the car during practice and put the team out of contention for the weekend.

“This is effectively our second race of the season and my first at this circuit, so it feels incredible to finish on the podium,” said an elated Armaan. Prior to the weekend, the team had done a brief shakedown at Spa along with Armaan’s new teammate Melroy Heemskerk who had replaced Jouse who couldn't continue due to some contractual issues with the team.

A Zandvoort native, Heemskerk had no problem getting comfortable in the car and both drivers ended up having similar pace at the Danish venue, despite Armaan’s comparative lack of experience at the circuit. 

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