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INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS BANGSAEN’S SECOND DECADE OPENS

As the Bangsaen Grand Prix gets ready to open up its second decade with next week’s 11th edition, it will also kick its off a ‘second chapter’ as for the first time in its history a major international series will join the Thailand Super Series (TSS) programme. And it won’t be just one major series but two as Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and TCR Asia Series will both be in action on the street circuit.

After an almost four-year hiatus the legendary Aston Martin name is set to return to the Super Car grid in Bangsaen as Painkiller Racing will field their long-time idled Vantage GT4 for team stalwart Rudolf Yu. It will also mark the first time that one of the British sportscars has appeared in the famous Thai street race.

Tanart Sathienthirakul. His wasn’t too familiar a name in Asia until earlier this year, although he comes from a well-known racing family, and that’s because his career took him over to Europe and mainly in F3 level single seaters. For 2017 Tanart has gathered up that experience and refocused his career on Asia and although we’re only halfway through the year he’s quickly become one to take notice of after putting in strong performances in both Super Car GTM and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. He has a busy programme in the two series and that’s all going to become a whole lot busier next week as both series will be on the schedule in Bangsaen.

The Bangsaen Grand Prix’s ‘Endurance’ race has attracted a lot of international names over recent years, many well-known driver’s slipping into the seats of the small sedans and hatchback’s that busily contest the 6-hour race which traditionally takes place on Friday and amongst those high profile names are Yuey Tan and Claire Jedrek.

Rewind back to the opening round of the season in Buriram and certainly many, many drivers stood out over the weekend, so it’s very hard to really pick just one star out – but certainly the heroics of the reigning Super 2000 champion, Kittipol Pramoj Na Ayudhya, simply couldn’t be missed.

‘International’ double date in Bangsaen

As the Bangsaen Grand Prix gets ready to open up its second decade with next week’s 11th edition, it will also kick its off a ‘second chapter’ as for the first time in its history a major international series will join the programme. And it won’t be just one major series but two as Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) and TCR Asia Series will both be in action on the street circuit.

It’s going to be a fascinating new dawn for the Bangsaen Grand Prix and the beachfront paddocks will be bursting to the seams with international drivers, teams and technicians as these two high profile international series slug it out on a track that will be an all-new proposition for most of the participants. Tight, narrow, technical and ultra-demanding, the Bangsaen Street Circuit finally is ready to move into the global spotlight.

PCCA will bring two dozen identical-specification Porsche 991 GT3 Cup machines to Bangsaen as it lays on its third double header round of the season. Following rounds at Shanghai, China, and Fuji, Japan, Bangsaen now puts its name up in bright lights and following the visit to Thailand PCCA will venture to Sepang twice as well as to the Singapore F1 track before completing the circle by closing the year out back in Shanghai.

Who to look out for next week? Martin Ragginger, on 88 points, leads the standings with two wins and two second places from the four races held so far – he’s had an almost perfect start to the season and has already opened out an 11 point cushion at the front, so his rivals will have to respond next week, they cannot allow the Austrian to gain any more ground. Martin actually has had connection with TSS already, he was a regular in our paddock a few seasons ago as driver coach when ‘Kiki’ Sak Nana campaigned a Porsche 997 GT3-R in Super Car GT3.

But he’s certainly beatable and hot on Martin’s heels come two exciting young New Zealand drivers, Chris Van Der Drift (77 points) and Will Bamber (74 points). Chris is the 2015 PCCA champion and is back in the series for another stab at glory; he took his first win of the year at the last round, held at Fuji, so he’s right back in the groove and will be gunning for more maximum points scores in Bangsaen.

Will, meanwhile, is a familiar face in Thailand, as, aside from being the younger brother of Porsche factory driver Earl (who in fact clinched his second Le Mans 24 Hours win at the wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid just last weekend after a sensational comeback drive), he’s been the driver coach for Painkiller Racing for several seasons now. Will has had plenty of laps to his name around the street circuit while shaking down and setting up the team’s diverse roster of racecars, which handily includes a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup, as well as the preceding 997 version, while he’s also lapped in their Ginetta and Honda Civic. Will also teamed up with Norway Racing to share driving duties in their Honda City during February’s Bangsaen 6-Hour Endurance Race, so he’s got plenty of track knowledge to build on. That should stand the young Kiwi in very good stead as a strong qualifying performance is going to be of vital importance next week. Expect him to be fast straight out of the box and have an eye on pole.

Then comes Porsche supported youngster Andrew Tang on 60 points. The Chinese driver has been looking very pacey this season but a crash during the last round was costly in terms of points and he’s dropped off the top three. Andrew quite simply has to start his fightback next weekend if he wants to keep his title hopes alive.

The ‘local’ contingent will be looking to seize the opportunity to shine on home soil – and all should be very competitive. Tanart Sathienthirakul is the best placed Thai driver overall (see separate story) while in the Amateur (Am) category expect to see Suttiluck Buncharoen and TSS President Sontaya Kunplome both use their vast local knowledge to the maximum. Suttiluck was bang on the Super Car GTM pace during February’s 10th edition of the Bangsaen Grand Prix driving a Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo and he’s current in fifth place in PCCA’s Am category while Sontaya has taken a big step forward in terms of overall pace this year and will be looking to grind out good results on his ‘home’ soil.

The PCCA runners will have two races in Bangsaen, on Saturday and Sunday afternoon – and that’s the same story for TCR Asia which will also be in town for a double header.

Just like PCCA, TCR Asia Series will be in Bangsaen for the first time ever and its arrival is set to give the TCR Thailand runners a superb opportunity to pitch themselves against the best in Asia as the two series will combine on one grid. That’s the key to the TCR concept – allowing upcoming drivers to flourish – so expect our top Thai drivers to seize this unrivalled chance to do some giant killing with both hands.

But what of the top TCR Asia Series drivers? Well there’s a Thai name to look out for here too – and it’s a very familiar name – Kantadhee Kusiri. The youngster has graduated to the regional series this year driving a Team Engstler-prepared VW Golf and the results have been nothing short of sensational. After three rounds and six races he has a perfect pole-to-flag win to his name and currently stands third in the points classification, just 8 points off the top. He has superb form on these streets too. Kantadhee won both TCR Thailand races in Bangsaen back in February driving a Honda Civic – comfortably as he blew away his rivals – so he simply couldn’t be any better placed as he certainly knows the circuit inside out. His rivals will have to work very hard if they want to stop him claiming the spoils of victory – and he’s not just aiming for local glory, he wants to win the TCR Asia Series title and this is a perfect opportunity to take home some really big points scores.

The championship leader after the first six races is WS Lai (Honda Civic) who hasn’t actually won a race yet so the experienced Malaysian driver will be looking to put that right; however, his superbly consistent form, which includes three second places and two fourths, puts him at the summit of the classification with 93 points. Kantadhee’s teammate, rapid Ecuadorian driver Diego Moran (VW Golf), with a win to his name at Zhuhai, is next up on 88 points, while the impressive Thai youngster is third on 85 points and Malaysian Abdul Kaathir (Honda Civic), also with a victory this season, is fourth on 81 points.

Look out too for former Super 2000 champion Tin Sritrai (Honda Civic) who won during TCR Asia Series’ first visit to Zhuhai earlier this year but he suffered a dreadful return visit to the Chinese track during the last round and after retiring in both races, which meant he picked up no points, the young Thai driver has slipped down the Drivers’ classification. He will want to bounce back from that disappointment in style and where better than here.

Bangsaen will also see the exciting new Audi RS3 LMS TCR appearing in Thailand for the first time ever. Audi Hong Kong’s teenage driver Jasper Thong raced the dramatic new TCR car to a sensational debut victory in the third round and expect these striking German cars to be on the pace.

Spectre of an Aston Martin in Bangsaen

After an almost four-year hiatus the legendary Aston Martin name is set to return to the Super Car grid in Bangsaen next week as Painkiller Racing will field their long-time idled Vantage GT4 for team stalwart Rudolf Yu. It will also mark the first time that one of the British sportscars has appeared in the famous Thai street race.

Aston Martin was represented on the grid during our first season of Thailand Super Series and the Prodrive-built Vantage GT4 set to be in the thick of the action in Bangsaen took part in our opening round in 2013, which saw the series travelling cross border to Sepang International Circuit. This racecar then remained in Malaysia and moved into the hands of Painkiller Racing who used it in the Sepang 12 Hours (then known as the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race or MMER) that year, with Rudolf in fact on the driving strength along with Naputt Assakul and Umar A. Rahman. After a real adventure of a race, which included the team having to strip a road car in Kuala Lumpur to obtain a replacement part for a broken drivetrain component, the car finished third in the Sport Production class and the trio took a trip to the podium.

The Vantage has remained gathering dust in the garage since then. However, following Rudolf’s incident during Race 2 of the opening round of this year’s Super Car GTC season, which saw the Ginetta he usually drives badly damaged after whacking the barriers after a spin coming out of Turn 1, the team hurriedly brought the Aston Martin back into the equation with Bangsaen looming on the calendar. It was shipped up to Bangkok and in the last couple of weeks has been prepared to go racing again.

The Aston Martin Vantage is homologated to FIA GT4 specification and will add to a steadily growing influx of GT4 cars funnelling into Super Car GTC, joining the KTM X-Bow GT4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport on the grid. The British brand of course is very well known for its motorsport heritage and only last week the factory Prodrive team raced to a stunning last lap victory in the GTE Pro class of the Le Mans 24 Hours, beating out official entries from Chevrolet, Porsche and Ferrari – so they know how to build racecars.

This will be Rudolf’s fourth time at Bangsaen, so his track knowledge is on the mature side; he’s driven the team’s Honda Civic FD three times at Bangsaen in Super 2000 as well as doubling up in the Ginetta during the most recent edition, the delayed 11th Anniversary Bangsaen Grand Prix, held back in February.

The Hong Kong driver is clearly looking forward to getting back into the Aston Martin again and being reunited with a machine that carried him to that debut podium in the Sepang 12 Hours, which is still the only time he’s entered the famous Malaysian long distance race. “We finished third in class so I have very good memories indeed as that was the first time racing in a rear wheel drive car and the first time doing endurance,” Rudolf says.

However, while he’s eager to jump into the car again, he’s quick to admit that the Vantage’s characteristics won’t suit to Bangsaen. “The Aston Martin is a proper gentleman driver’s car, it controls easily, but it’s quite heavy and not the sharpest for sure,” Rudolf says. “The car is definitely more suited to Buriram than the tight streets of Bangsaen.”

As such his objectives for the weekend are really to get up to speed with the car again while enjoying the unique character and flavour of the Bangsaen Grand Prix. “I always look forward to Bangsaen, it’s a very special mix of street circuit and beachside pits,” he says. “[My] target is to bring the car back in one piece and get familiar with [it] again before properly gunning for it in Buriram. Due to work commitments, it’s likely I won’t have time in the car before qualifying.”

As usual Rudolf will also be driving the team’s Civic FD in Super 2000 and there is a neat twist here too as this particular Japanese sedan formed the other half of a dual assault on the Sepang 12 Hours in 2013 – and while the Vantage raced to a well-deserved third place and thus delivered a podium finish, the Civic in fact sensationally won the ‘Touring’ category with an all-star driver line-up in the cockpit, hotshot young brothers Kantasak and Kantadhee Kusiri, who will both be in action in Super Car GTM next week in Bangsaen, Paul Kanjanapas, the recently crowned Super Car GTM Am champion who will continue defending his title next week, and motorsport bedrock Anothai Eamlumnow.

Rapidly growing recognition

Tanart Sathienthirakul. His wasn’t too familiar a name in Asia until earlier this year, although he comes from a well-known racing family. That’s basically because his career took him over to Europe early and mainly in F3 level single seaters.

For 2017 Tanart has gathered up all that experience and refocused his career on Asia and although we’re only halfway through the year he’s quickly become one to take notice of after putting in strong performances in both Super Car GTM and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. He has a busy programme in the two series and that’s all going to become a whole lot busier next week as both series will be on the schedule in Bangsaen, one straight after the other in fact. It’s going to be a real test for the 24-year-old, but it’s one he’s relishing.

After several seasons in EuroFormula 3 and last year in the Renault Sport Trophy ‘One Make’ series he jumped into Porsche’s 991 GT3 Cup for the first time at the Bangsaen Grand Prix back in February as he started to dial himself into the car and track.

Since then he’s kicked off participation in the new Super Car GTM season, which started in Buriram back in May, where he hauled himself into the thick of the ‘991 battle’ taking on drivers who have racked up much more experience of the car and marking himself out as one to watch while in PCCA he’s been steadily moving closer to the front, mixing it up with the established stars in this hard fought championship.

Now comes his biggest challenge of the year as he battles for both Super Car and PCCA glory on the streets of the fishing port cum tourist resort. That will be his fifth event driving the Porsche 991 GT3 Cup, a unique racecar that requires a process of learning to extract the maximum from it and with each race he’s improved his pace. So has he reached the car’s limit yet? “Now I’m getting more used to the car but still I think I’m not at the maximum yet but getting closer every time I’m in the car,” Tanart says.

He’s pleased to see that his pace is improving as the season plays out but with the differences between Super Car GTM and PCCA it isn’t a straightforward process to analyse. “In TSS it’s hard to tell [where I am] because of the different cars and engines,” he says. “But in PCCA, yes, compared to my first race in Shanghai in Fuji I was closer to [the front]. So yes I think I’m getting faster every time.”

Although he has limited experience on this street circuit, Tanart is already a fan. “I really enjoy driving at Bangsaen,” he says. “It’s not easy but it becomes really enjoyable when you get it right! With my car being a standard car, it just has problems over the bumps and I can’t really attack the corners much.”

Tanart is going to have one of the toughest challenges of any driver in Bangsaen as he will be racing in both Super Car GTM and PCCA – that’s five races in total, both at the wheel of a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup, although they will be different machines for each series. While GTM kicks off on Friday, it’s going to get tougher on Saturday and Sunday when the two races on each day are scheduled consecutively. Is that going to present difficulties? “Yes, on Saturday and Sunday both are right after each other,” he says. “I think it’s really good because my body will be warmed up for the race after!”

Finally, what is his target for the weekend? “Because in GTM it’s a bit difficult to judge I just think of it as more of a preparation for PCCA,” he says. “I think I have a higher chance to be on the podium at Bangsaen for PCCA.”

‘Husband & Wife’ team in Bangsaen ‘Endurance’

The Bangsaen Grand Prix’s ‘Endurance’ race has attracted a lot of international names over recent years, many high profile drivers slipping into the seats of the small sedans and hatchback’s that busily contest the 6-hour race which traditionally takes place on Friday.

The delayed 10th Anniversary Bangsaen Grand Prix back in February saw the most recent running of the ‘Endurance’ race (which will in fact change format for next week’s 11th edition to a new 200 km length).

One driver on the entry list with vast experience to call on was Singapore’s Yuey Tan. His career has closely revolved around the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) and in fact he first joined the series in 2008 so that means this year is his tenth season in the ‘one make’ championship. He can count the Class B title in 2015 as well as plenty of podiums to his lengthy resume while he also has a class victory in the Sepang 12 Hours to his name. With PCCA joining us this coming week in Bangsaen for the first time, that track time back in February was invaluable to get him up to speed on the tight and technical street circuit.

Joining him in the cockpit of an all-white Toyota Vios for the 6-hour race was Claire Louise Jedrek, which meant it was a ‘husband and wife’ team. Claire, also from Singapore, is a racer too and has been building her reputation on the circuits of Asia over the last few years, she’s also closely involved in the motorsport world.

The ‘Bangsaen Endurance’ race is a real punisher as it sees more than sixty cars duelling it out on the narrow and tricky 3.7 km street circuit and for the rookie it’s a real test of stamina. For Yuey and Claire it was to be no different an experience; they were quick off the mark and looked pacey but were soon in the wars and eventually their battered Vios, sporting the customary spider’s web of tank tape that sprouts all over so many cars as this event progresses, was retired when it could finally go no further. But a valuable experience and their first ‘Bangsaen’ down.

After the event they reflected on the race and how their entry had come about. “Initially we got to know the Thais in Carrera Cup, they have a couple of teams where I drive as well and we all became good buddies,” explained Yuey. “Last year we came down to Bangsaen to view it as guests and we thought ‘wow we want to try this’ and this year TSS were really helpful in getting some cars together for us that put us in the competition.”

Yuey admits he thoroughly enjoyed the experience “We had a great run, had a lot of fun, the circuit is really well put together and safety is really good and it really shows with the success of this year’s Grand Prix that they have the quality to do this over and over again,” he said.

The race saw Yuey and Claire running very competitively so they had a lot of positives to draw upon. “During the race it was pretty competitive, we qualified just above the midfield I think and we raced really hard,” he said. “At one point our car was fourth in category and we were hoping for a podium. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get our car to the end, but we were running very well so we were really happy with the way things were going.”

For Claire it was a totally new experience as she hadn’t raced on a temporary track before and that meant she had to work herself up to speed and get comfortable with the barriers being in such close proximity. “It’s my first time doing a street circuit, so I was quite excited to pair up with him and have the opportunity to be on a street circuit,” she said. “It’s a lot different to racing in Sepang were there are a lot more open spaces, I think it’s definitely something we want to come back annually for.”

She reported that her stints went pretty smoothly. “Initially as we went out after the red flag, after it rained, there was one moment where I think I had a bit of a touch on Turn 2 where I out braked myself a little bit, we touched a little bit going up the hill,” Claire recalled.” But otherwise the race was pretty smooth, there were quite a few red flags.”

She admitted that their limited pre-race testing time meant she had a tough learning experience. “I think the schedule for 45 minutes each was not too bad,” she said. “We didn’t have any windows in the car so we didn’t really suffer in the heat. I really think though that in practice having only 10 laps to learn the circuit it’s like playing chicken, trying to memorise going down Turn 13 to 15 and the flow of the car, having your foot down, knowing mentally that you can go flat out in certain places and to be able to do that I have good mentors and also the drivers in front of me so I was able to replicate what they did and pick up fast.”

So will they return to race here? “Absolutely, I think the addiction has already started,” says Claire. Yuey adds: “Were back here for Porsche Carrera Cup Asia so I think it’s a really exciting time for all of us. Carrera Cup has never seen a place like Bangsaen to go motor racing with all its festivities and also for Bangsaen to have Carrera Cup down here, there’s a different way of doing things, trying to keep the car more precise, make the drivers more competitive, it’s just going to grow the sport and Thailand is going to be a major place on the motorsport map for sure very soon, this place is crazy, there are an awful lot of cars here.”

A man for all seasons

‘TSS 2017’ kicked off in real style in Buriram with close fought action playing out across every category thanks to the superb skills of the drivers taking part plus the even further optimised ‘performance balancing’ of the machines by our technical team.

Many, many drivers stood out over the opening weekend, so it’s hard to pick just one star out – but certainly the heroics of the reigning Super 2000 champion, Kittipol Pramoj Na Ayudhya, just couldn’t be missed. His career has come a long, long way since little more than half a decade ago he was pottering around Bira Circuit in a classic racing Alfa Romeo and certainly he has to be considered amongst our fastest touring car drivers now.

Kittipol has made the switch to the Thailand Touring Car Championship this year, the first time this famous series name has been part of the TSS programme and he kicked off the year with two wins out of two. Neither came easily though and during both races he was chased across the finishline by one of his perpetual rivals, Chayut Yangpichit, as he explains. “I qualified first for Touring Car with a time of 1.52.5 which was enough for third spot overall,” he says. Thailand Touring Car is merging races with Super 2000 in its first year and with the latter category having more grunt hauling his Civic FD onto the second row was a strong performance.

“Saturday’s race started well and I managed to pull out a gap to the second place Touring Car driven by my ex-team mate Khun Chayut,” Kittipol recalls. “However, half way through the race, my engine started to misfire. Fortunately, it didn’t worsen too much and I managed to cross the line first in Touring Car and third overall, with Khun Chayut one second behind.

“On Sunday due to the misfire, we had to cut the seal of the engine to sort out the leaking injector gasket which meant we were handed a 5-spot grid penalty,” he continues. “So I started eighth and had to work my way up the grid. It was a tight battle with Khun Chayut and Kawamura-san in the Super 2000 FT86. My car had the success ballast and was weighing over 1.3 tons so it was hard to keep up with Kawamura-san. Khun Chayut and I were neck and neck for most of the race. Our best lap times were 0.002 second apart. And we were separated by only 0.137 second at the finishing line.”

Kittipol, who flirted with the idea of joining Super Car over the close season, is however a born street fighter and revels in door-to-door racing, so he was very pleased with how the first Thailand Touring Car races shook out and is looking forward to the season ahead. “It was very tight racing and this is what Touring Car is all about,” he says. “Great fun for the drivers and great fun to watch. I will have to put on more success ballast going into Bangsaen so it’s going to be a tough battle to stay ahead.”

While Kittipol was making a bit of history by claiming the first wins in Thailand Touring Car, that wasn’t to be the high point of his weekend as at the last minute, literally, as it was Thursday to be precise, he decided to enter TCR Thailand with Singha Motorsport Team Thailand’s vacant SEAT León. The car in question carried Carlo Van Dam to the inaugural 2016 title, so it’s no slouch, but it was sitting gathering dust on the team’s workshops and didn’t appear in the paddock in Buriram until Friday night.

He only sat in the car for the first time on Saturday morning and his first lap in it was trundling round to line it up on the grid – some baptism of fire, but if anyone could rattle the established order, then Kittipol is clearly the man to do so. Apart from having to get used to sitting on the left hand side of the car he had a completely new setup in terms of controls, handling, braking and power – but there was certainly a dangerous cat amongst the pigeons and all eyes were on how his TCR debut would pan out.

In the first race the red, white and black SEAT limped out of the picture early on with electrical issues but that had however given Kittipol invaluable seat time while the second and final race of the weekend, which started on a wet track would turn out to be an epic race as he fought his way up from the back and during the closing laps he gave it everything he had to wrestle the lead away from the P1 sitting Honda Civic of Chariya Nuya, who was driving superbly. On shredding tyres that left the pair skittering around the drying track, Kittipol snatched the win at the death – the culmination of a race that had the paddock holding its breath.

Kittipol recalls his TCR weekend afterwards, admitting it didn’t start too promisingly. “The team decided late Thursday to bring up the car for me to compete in the races,” he says. “It didn’t arrive until midnight on Friday night so I never got a chance to test out the car. Have never driven it before either meant going straight into a race was very daunting.

“At the first corner of my first race, first time driving the car … and I drifted through it like I was Colin McRae in his Subaru” he says, adding with a laugh: “Now I know how difficult it is to get the rear tyres to warm up!

“The first couple of laps were a mess,” he continues. “But just when I was getting the hang of it, the electronics went haywire. The dash went blank and I couldn’t select gears. I came into the pits and after an engine restart everything came back. I went out and a lap later it happened again [so I] came back in and we decided to just go out and cross the finish line. Turned out the control box for the gearbox came loose, therefore messing up everything.”

If Saturday turned out to be something a damp squib, Sunday really was something else. “It rained hard just before Sunday’s race which I like as it meant we were all on the same blank sheet as to where the braking points were,” Kittipol says.

“I started last and worked my way up the order,” he continues. “I caught up the leader, Khun Chariya, within about 3 laps to go and we exchanged places a few times. My wet tyres overheated and I was drifting wide all over the place. Luckily I managed to sneak up the inside of Khun Chariya on the last lap and narrowly held onto the lead to cross the finish line first. It was great fun indeed.”

Great fun indeed – and a treat for those in the grandstands to see such a titanic scrap play out.

The Civic FD can comfortably be regarded as Thailand’s signature ‘touring car’ of the last decade while the SEAT León is TCR’s benchmark machine, it pads out the grids not just here in Thailand but right across the world. It means Kittipol is perfectly placed to compare the two cars. “The TCR car has a totally different character to the manic K20A engined Civic, it has a lot more grip and a smoother driving style is needed,” he explains.

“You also have to adjust your right foot to accommodate the turbo lag and then the instant torque when the turbo spools up,” he continues. “They may be different, but both cars are great fun to drive. I’m already looking forward to Bangsaen, see you all there.”

Indeed, Bangsaen should be a real thriller as Kittipol will be back in the SEAT for this race and it won’t be just the ‘local’ rivals he faced in Buriram as for the street race TCR Thailand will merge into one grid with TCR Asia series – that means he’s going to be fighting the cream of the continents top touring car stars, including our young hotshots Kantadhee Kusiri and Tin Sritrai. How will he get on at that level? Well that remains to be seen, although he is already a double Super 2000 winner in Bangsaen, but be sure that in the immortal words of Finnish rally superstar Markku Alén his weekend is going to be all about “maximum attack”.

Source. Edd Ellison

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