Lamborghini World Final 2017 Malagamuwa finishes third

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By 2017-12-16

International Motor Racing Star Dilantha Malagamuwa finished third at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals, for the first time in the history of Sri Lankan Motor Racing, in Italy recently.

Dilantha got a good start at the beginning of the race, and faced a brutal blockage on T2 caused by race leaders Hardwick (US) and Yuki Harata (US), several cars were blocked by this nasty spin including Dilantha and Asian Champion Haryanto.
Dilantha then left the blockage and joined the race fleet but was kicked back to 16th. After the Mandatory pit stop Dilantha took the lead on the next turn and surpassed 4 cars gradually to get behind Wlazik the European runner-up and the winner of the first world final's for this year.

With only 7 minutes left on the clock Dilantha made a phenomenal move overtaking on T4
(turn 4), making it the best overtake of the race to become third. Dilantha was only 0.4 seconds away from the Laurent and made another masterpiece move to get to second place surpassing the AM world champion of 2013, Laurent and as soon as he entered the racing stretch to hunt down Montovania on first; there was a crash reported; Race Control notified a Red Flag and with only 5 minutes left, the race was stopped and Dilantha finished third.

Although he lay second when the race was red flagged according to the FIA bylaws when a red flag is put and the race ends and the previous lap's position is taken as the final result. Dilantha finished third in the race of the World Finals and fifth overall in World Standings at the Lamborghini World Final 2017. The curtain fell on an extraordinary season, marked by the participation of over 160 drivers in the three-continental series (Europe, Asia and North America).

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