The countdown to the penultimate event of Thailand Super Series (TSS) 2015 is well underway, by this time next week the teams will be pitched up at Bira Circuit and qualifying will be just about to get into full swing. But looking further ahead and right in the middle of the two and a half month gap between the visit to Pattaya next week and the season closer on the streets of Bangsaen an exciting opportunity for the Super Car teams has opened up thanks to an invitation to compete in GT Asia Series, the biggest international sportscar championship on the continent.
Motorsport Asia, promoter of GT Asia Series and a Technical Partner of Thailand Super Series, is throwing out an invitation to the teams and drivers in both Super Car Class 1-GT3 and Super Car Class 2-GTM to join the penultimate round of their season, which will take GT Asia Series to Buriram for the first ever time. There is expected to be plenty of interest from our teams and this unrivalled opportunity for our top stars to take on the best in Asia on home turf.
Strength in depth is the key to the success of the ‘New Era’ of Thai motorsport, and two of the most competitive and close fought supporting categories are also the first two rungs on the ladder, Super Production and Super Eco.
Two drivers enjoying successful seasons and looking to come on even stronger over the second half of the year are Khun Tony Percy, who has switched across to Super Production this season, and Khun Jakraphan Davee, who is enjoying his first racing season in TSS, in Super Eco. Both have made several trips to the podium during the opening two events in Buriram – so expect them to again be targeting podiums next week at Bira. We catch up with both.
Meanwhile, in the final race report from the last round of the series in Buriram, Super Eco, the narrative at the front was about Khun Suphong Khamtonwong who bagged two victories from the two races. But he didn’t have it easy on his way to that double triumph and there was plenty of close fought action all the way through the bumper field.
Finally, we already have one former Formula 1 driver in our midst, as Khun Tomáš Enge has become a regular face in the Reiter Vattana Motorsport garage, first undertaking testing duties and then racing in Super Car Class 1-GT3. Now a second ex-grand prix name is set to arrive in the TSS paddock as next week Khun Alex Yoong will arrive at Bira Circuit to assist B-Quik Racing with its pre-race preparations.