Eshan Pieris celebrated two podium positions during in the inaugural Porsche Sprint Challenge Asia at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia held last weekend.
The event that served as “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season saw Eshan Pieris, former F3 Asian driver; have his first real taste of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in preparation for the Thailand Super Series new season.
In race 1, Eshan Pieris driving for Team Absolute Racing showed consistent improvement crossing the finish line third with a comfortable margin over team mate Munkong Sathienthirakul of Thailand and closely behind his British team mate Jonathan Hoggard.
Starting from second place for the second race, Pieris had a strong start to the race leading the way on the first two laps before Porsche veteran Martin Ragginger took over the top spot. He settled into a good rhythm and although he lost one more position to Hoggard he still managed to return to the rostrum, collecting silverware for his second podium finish of the weekend.
Commenting on this achievement, Eshan Pieris said that this was a good experience and confidence builder, before the 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. He thanked his parents, his team, team management, mechanics as well as all those who supported him, particularly the fans from Sri Lanka.
The 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season kicks off on April 4 and 5 at the Hanoi Street Circuit in Vietnam in support of the first Vietnamese Grand Prix.