B-Quik Racing Co. Ltd. TM (“B-Quik Racing”) is pleased to announce that we will enter two Audi R8 GT3s in Thailand Super Series (“TSS”) this season, both cars running in the headlining Super Car GT3 category as we target a third consecutive Super Car Teams’ title.
Regular drivers, Henk Kiks and Daniel Bilski, will share a new 2019 Audi R8 GT3 Evo for the full season, which represents another step up for the team in terms of commitment for 2019.
Last year Daniel drove the TSS season in Super Car GTM Plus with an Audi R8 Ultra GT3 while Henk mixed the year between that ‘Ultra’ and a Porsche 997 GT3-R. So, both drivers are ready to make the step to the upgraded-for-2019 “Evo” specification R8 LMS GT3 which has just been delivered to us from Germany.
The Dutch-Australian driver pairing will enjoy a useful first taste of the new “Evo” as we will also enter the opening round of Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia, which takes place at Sepang Circuit, two weeks before TSS kicks off its 4-round 2019 season at the Malaysia venue.
We will enter a second Audi in Super Car GT3 as we aim for the Teams’ title.
We’re embarking on the tough challenge for a hattrick of top level “Super Car” Teams’ titles to add to Super Car GTM Plus Teams’ (2017) and Super Car GTM Teams’ (2018).
So, we’re pleased to announce that this entry will be headed up by leading young Thai racing driver Sandy Stuvik, who will join B-Quik Racing for the first time.
The #2 Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT3 will feature a competitive Silver-Silver pairing with the second driver to be announced shortly. With Sandy’s pace and experience we are confident that both cars can make very strong individual challenges for the Drivers’ title.
23-year-old Sandy, after a meteoric single seater career that took him all the way to GP3, then made a very successfully switch to sportscars, racing for the last two seasons in Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia (with a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in 2017 and a Porsche 911 GT3 in 2018) where he delivered a list of impressive results – so we are confident he’s exactly the right driver for the team and that he’s going to be straight in the zone and on the pace from day one.
We are very grateful to all our partners who have helped us put the programme together and especially to Audi Sport Customer Racing Asia for all their tireless support.
The TSS season kicks off on 19-21 April at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, before moving on to Buriram’s Chang International Circuit on 7-9 June. Then it’s on to the spectacular Bangsaen Street Circuit in Chonburi on 28 August-1 September before the season wraps up on 25-28 October with a return trip to Buriram.
Henk Kiks (#26 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo): “It goes without saying that I’m looking forward to this season, it’s set to be the biggest and most exciting for the team yet and the perfect way to kick off our second decade racing. The new R8 GT3 Evo is a big, big step up for the team, but the time is right for this challenge and I’m confident that we can rise together and seize the opportunity. It’s going to be good to be back with Daniel again for the season, we have raced together a lot and I know he will always be giving 110%. I’m very pleased that Sandy Stuvik will join the team this year in our second Audi for Super Car GT3. We have known him for a long time and seen his career blossom as one of the top Thai drivers racing internationally. Aside from his single seater successes he brings two years of top-level sports car experience with him and I’m confident that he will step straight into the cockpit and be fast from the off. He brings pace, commitment, a ‘never give up whatever the race throws at him’ attitude, a real hunger to win and of course a lot of name recognition with Thai fans so I think it’s a real win-win for everyone. I would also like to thank Audi Sport Customer Racing Asia who have worked very hard to help this programme come together. Clearly, we want to target the Super Car Teams’ title and we have the package so now we have to dig in, work our socks off, raise our game to a new level and push for the whole season.”
Daniel Bilski (#26 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo): “I really can’t wait for the 2019 Thailand Super Series to start! The team continues to go from strength to strength and the commitment this year to run two GT3 Audis in TSS is a testament to that. I’m really excited to be partnering with Henk again for the season in #26. We’ve had great success together in the past, work really well together, push each other forward, and are both supremely focused on achieving success this year with the team. It’s really fantastic to have Sandy Stuvik joining the team this year. Sandy brings enormous experience, pace, and determination to win to the team, so I really look forward to welcoming Sandy to B-Quik Racing in Sepang. Huge thanks to B-Quik Racing, Audi Sport Customer Racing, our good friends at Absolute Racing, and all of our team partners for their commitment and support. It’s game on!”
Sandy Stuvik (#2 Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT3): “I’m excited and hugely looking forward to racing in the TSS with B-Quik Racing this year. This will be the first time in many years that I’ll return to a Thai series, so I’m eager to get started, and to be closer to all the Thai fans. It will be a pleasure to race at Bangsaen in a GT3 car, and I’m sure that it will be one of the many highlights of this season. Thank you to all my sponsors and to B-Quik for this opportunity.”