Eshan Pieris, won Round 1 Rotax Max Asia Challenge in the DD2 senior category, fresh after his Formula 3 win. Returning to karting for an off-season race, Eshan claimed pole position and went on to win the finals of this race at Shah Alam International Karting Circuit Malaysia.
Malaysia’s Calvin Wong took second place coming in 2 seconds behind Eshan with Putera Adam also from Malaysia taking 3rd place. Championship winner 2018 Senna Noor finished in 4th place.
Eshan’s elated Manager, Aaron Lim said “Eshan returned to karting to prepare for his single-seater FIA Formula 3 Asian Championship. The plan is for him to do a few karting races just to keep fit and sharp and what a way to do it – by claiming an overall win in Round 1 of the Rotax Max Asia Challenge”.