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Armaan Ebrahim impresses at American Oval Circuit

India's Armaan Ebrahim had a feel of American Oval Circuit when Team Fan Force United's racer
held its first open test day for the Indy Lights competitors on the 2.0 mile/3.22 km Auto Club Speedway oval in Fontana, California.

It was Firestone Indy Lights Series driver's first ever test day on an American oval circuit and the talented 22 year old European F2 driver from Chennai took to the course carefully and within a few laps, was laying down perfect times.

After a challenging weekend in Long Beach, Armaan and the team were hungry for some success when American IndyCar held its first open test day in Fontana, on Tuesday. Following his first session on track, Armaan admitted that this was a totally different type of racing than he was used to.

'The first few laps were a little hairy for sure, but the #24 JK Tyre Dallara stuck well to the track and I got comfortable quite a bit quicker than expected. I tried a few different lines and was running flat to the floor all the way around after about ten laps,' he said.

Speeds were quick too, with Armaan turning laps at better than 188 miles per hour which, when running alone without a drafting partner, would have qualified him in the top 5 or 6
cars on the day.

Driver coach, team owner and IndyCar veteran driver Tyce Carlson was very impressed with the rookie's ability to adapt so quickly. 'I think he did a great job for his first time on an oval. He was very consistent and was able to run flat for most of the day. We were very happy with the test today,' he said.
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