There is a little over five weeks remaining until the Bangsaen Thailand Speed Festival 2015 kicks off and the countdown is already underway. This will be the ninth edition of the biggest motorsport event in Thailand and for the first time the Bangsaen Street Circuit will be FIA homologated with Grade 3 being the target.

That means major upgrades are now underway with changes focused on improving safety and meeting FIA requirements being made all around the track. This work is also being coupled to an improved operational layout that includes a new support paddock, which is now being prepared along with a new location for administrative buildings. The work is going on around the clock in Bangsaen and in this news update Thailand Super Series (TSS) Vice President Preeda Tantemsapya explains in detail the upgrades.

While ‘Bangsaen 2015’ is still more than a month away, more imminently, this coming weekend in fact, the much talked about new ‘TCR’ concept will arrive in Thailand and with Racing Spirit set to launch ‘TCR Thailand’ in 2016 this international event will represent a great opportunity for prospective teams and drivers to take a look at the cars of this exciting new touring car championship up close.

Also in this issue there’s full race report from Super 1500’s double header at the last round and as is always the case with this category the action was intensive at the front of the pack and the title fight is going to go down to the wire in Bangsaen after the remaining two championship hopefuls, Khun Kajornsak Na Songkhla and Khun Nuttapong Lertlumprasertkul, came away from Bira Circuit separated by just five points, the former having hauled himself right back in the fight with two wins from the two races. Once again the Super 1500 ‘pendulum’ had swung in a different direction.

For full details of all the upgrades, read our feature story about them here.

Ben Potter

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