April 2017: Indian racer Armaan Ebrahim took a giant step towards his dream of FIA World Endurance Championship by signing up to race in the ultra competitive Pro Class of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Championship for the 2017 season.
Armaan will turn out for FFF Racing and will have UK’s teenage sensation Jack Bartholomew as his partner. The exciting duo meld into a formidable team in the company of Carrie Schreiner and Richard ‘Spike’ Goddard, who will race alongside them in FFF’s second Lamborghini Huracan.
“We are delighted to have Armaan in our Super Trofeo Asia programme,” FFF Racing Team Owner, Sean Fu Songyang, said on Tuesday night. “He is a proven race winner and, along with Jack, will be the car to beat,” he added.
The Super Trofeo Asia series begins this weekend (April 7-9) at Sepang, Malaysia. Buriram, Suzuka and Fuji will host the next three rounds while the final race will be held in Imola, Italy.
For Armaan, it’s the logical step forward after excelling in the Pro-Am Class over the last two seasons. “After winning the title last year, it was natural for me to get into the Pro Class,” the young Indian said. “I have a good teammate and I am looking forward to making 2017 a grand one,” he added.
Armaan thanked FFF Racing for not only signing him up but also for stitching together such a strong team. “I would like to thank all my partners — JK Tyres, Puma and Lamborghini India — for turning my dream into reality,” he said.
Son of one of India’s top racers Akbar Ebrahim, who is currently the FMSCI president, Armaan began his career as a teenaged prodigy, becoming the Formula LGB champion as a 16-year-old. He quickly moved up the ladder, racing in the Formula BMW in Asia, Formula Renualt V6, GP2 Asia and the A1GP. He showed his speed and mettle for three seasons in Formula 2 championships before moving to the Super Trofeo Asia in 2015.