Pasin Lathouras is pleased to announce that he will wrap up his 2014 racing season when he contests the prestigious Macau GT Cup, which takes place next month (13-16 November) as a key part of the world famous Macau Grand Prix weekend.
The 20-year-old Thai driver has been undertaking his first racing season outside his native Asia, so the Macau GT Cup will in fact be his first and only race this year on his home continent. That gives the event an extra significance.
The Macau GT Cup has grown in just seven years to become one of the most important races on the sportscar calendar and it attracts a world-class field of professional drivers and leading FIA GT3 cars, many with full factory support.
As has been the case all year Pasin will drive a Ferrari 458 GT3 entered by AF Corse.
The Macau GT Cup will round out a season that has seen Pasin make a big career step forward. The 2013 Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific Champion, he set his sights this year on a first season racing in Europe, taking part in the British GT Championship and relocating his university studies from Bangkok to London. The Thai driver ended his European season with two rounds of International GT Open, at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza, visiting the podium on both occasions and sensationally winning on his debut in the pan-European sportscar series at the famous Belgian F1 track.
Earlier this month Pasin also too part in Petit Le Mans where he helped achieve an excellent sixth place finish as he became the first Thai driver to ever take part in this prestigious 10 hour race, that was after the Ferrari came from the back of the GT-D grid to spend chunks of time in the race lead.
Pasin Lathouras: “I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to race at Macau and I look forward to doing my best to achieve a strong result for AF Corse. The entry list for the Macau GT Cup is very impressive so I will have my work cut out to deliver but I hope we can aim for a very decent placing. It’s been great to race for AF Corse in Europe and at Petit Le Mans this season, I feel I have come on a long way as a driver and the team has pushed me hard all the way and I have a huge respect for them, so I look forward now to ending the year well in Macau.”
Source. FastTrack Media/Photo. Jack Mitchell