2017 Macau International Kart Grand Prix Sri Lankan Pieris is champion

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By 2017-12-15

Eshan Pieris once again did Sri Lanka proud winning the X30 Senior Class in the 2017 Macau International Kart Grand Prix held last weekend. This is one of Asia's most prestigious races.

Taking on top drivers from Australia, Philippines, China, Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia, he took the chequered flag 6.134 seconds ahead of Royce Yu from China. Jacob Ang from Philippines finished third. It was a great race weekend for Eshan, who qualified in 2nd position due to a red flag as a result of an accident during his qualifier, which caused him to lose the new tyre advantage. He then went on to win the first heat, second heat and pre-finals before taking a well-deserved win in the finals much to the delight of the small Sri Lankan community there.

Last year's Asian Karting Open Championship in Macau saw Eshan leading the race from lap 6 to 18 but finishing just behind Marc Tulloch from Australia to take second place, which naturally made this year's win even sweeter.

Eshan was, as always, quick to give credit to his Manager Aaron Lim and his mechanic Richard Raj who he termed the 'dream team' behind his success. Presently an undergraduate at the Monash University in Malaysia, Eshan represents the RL Karting Team from Malaysia.

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