B-Quik revs up for new Thailand Super Series season

B-Quik revs up for new Thailand Super Series season

28.03.2018: B-Quik is ready to kick off the new racing season this coming weekend at Sepang International Circuit when the first Thailand Super Series round of the

B-Quik is ready to kick off the new racing season this coming weekend at Sepang International Circuit when the first Thailand Super Series round of the year takes place.
 



We will enter four cars in Sepang which will be spread out very evenly with one entry each in Super Car GTM Plus, Super Car GTM, Super Car GTC and TA2 Thailand.
 


In Super Car GTM Plus we will debut our new Audi R8 GT3 which we have just acquired as it conforms to Super Car GTM Plus regulations which permit GT3 homologated cars up to the end of 2014.
 


It means that after spending the inaugural season of GTM Plus racing our long serving MY2011 Audi R8 ‘Cup’ versions which were too underpowered for the category we will finally have a racecar that suits the regulations.




Despite running the ‘Cup’ specification car last year we fought tooth and nail for every meter of track and in the end came away with the Teams’ title – having led the classification all year – as well as a truly sensational victory in the final race of the year held in pouring rain.
 


In Sepang this weekend Henk J Kiks and Daniel Bilski will share our new R8 GT3, meaning our two highly experienced Super Car drivers, who know the Malaysian track inside out, will go into action together.
 


The opening round will be 1-hour duration meaning drivers can share cars and that’s a perfect solution for us as Henk’s new car for this season will only arrive soon after the weekend. It means that both drivers will be eligible to score maximum championship points.
 


The last time Henk and Daniel were sharing an Audi at this circuit we won the Sepang 12 Hours, back in 2016, so hopefully that’s a very good sign. In fact, the three occasions that we have entered the Sepang 12 Hours we have three podiums that break down to a P1, P2 and P3 – and each time Henk and Daniel made up two thirds of the driver line-up.
 


While these two drivers have plenty of experience driving GT3 versions of the Audi R8, our Australian has also previously raced the Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 and Nissan GT-R GT3, and most recently, in fact just earlier this month drove the new generation Audi R8 GT3 car during the Audi Sport R8 Cup one make series’ opener on the Adelaide Street Circuit where he turned in two blistering drives, so the close season cobwebs are well and truly blown off and he’s good to go.
 


In Super Car GTM we’re pleased to welcome Alif Hamdan to the team for the first time. The Malaysian hot shot is back in a GT car for the first time in two years so he needs to bed into our team but he knows the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup inside out having raced this car previously in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia as well as to a class podium in the Sepang 12 Hours. Sepang is his ‘home’ circuit so we expect him to be bidding for the podium.
 


For Super Car GTC we’re delighted that Ian Geekie is returning for another season, the veteran Australian driver having raced for us last year in the category behind the wheel of a Porsche 996 GT3 Cup.
 


This year he will upgrade to a ‘997-generation’ version, he knows all the tracks on the TSS calendar now plus has vast previous experience of Sepang – it’s “more or less my home track” he says – while he’s been on both the overall podium and a class winner in the prestigious Sepang 12 Hours before so we expect him to be right in the hunt for points at every race.
 


In TA2 Thailand we will enter our new Camaro TA2 for Narin Naeosathon who came out on top during our Driver Evaluation Programme earlier this month. After a year racing one of our Honda Brio cars in Super Eco he has a big step to make this weekend in Sepang but we’re confident he can deliver.
 


This programme is all about driver development so our target is for Narin to get comfortable with the big Camaro and start to understand and unlock its potential. Our new ‘Bumblebee Camaro’ was given a few laps at Sepang on Tuesday by non-other than Alex Yoong.
 


The track action gets underway on tomorrow (Thursday 29 March) with Paid Practice before the Thailand Super Series programme kicks off with Free Practice and Qualifying on Friday (30 March) which gives way to races taking place on Saturday (31 March) and Sunday (1 April).
 


And finally – the weather. It’s been mixed so far this week in Sepang and the forecast is for rain this weekend, with thunderstorms on Sunday. So that will be an extra variable in the mix – but one all our drivers will relish.
 


Henk J. Kiks:
“We’re pretty excited to get the new season underway and it’s great to be back at Sepang with TSS after a break of a few years. We have a new car and it’s going to be fun sharing with Daniel but we will all have to learn very fast to extract the full potential which hopefully we can do and get a good result. It’s been a long break since the end of last season so I’m raring to be back in the cockpit.”
 


Daniel Bilski:
“I am truly thrilled and honoured to be continuing with B-Quik Racing in TSS. Every year the team evolves further, builds on past successes and takes on new challenges with absolute determination. The best part is, we have a lot of fun and enjoy pushing each other to higher levels.



After an exceptional year last year, the 2018 TSS season will pose our biggest challenge ever, with new cars, new drivers, and new race formats. Sepang is sort of my ‘home track’ after having raced there for more than ten consecutive years, including six 12-hour races with six podiums, so to be driving our new car there for the first time will be quite special. I can't thank Henk, the B-Quik organisation and all of our partners enough for making it all possible.”
 


Ian Ross Geekie:
“I am very happy and excited to continue to race with B-Quik Racing for a second season. This year we are stepping up to a 997 Cup car and I’m confident of improving on last season. I can’t wait to get started and thanks to B-Quik Racing for the opportunity. Sepang is more or less my home track and I have had some success there over the past years.”
 


Alif Hamdan:
"I’ve had a two and a bit year sabbatical from GT racing, as all the work I’ve been getting in Malaysia recently meant I’ve got stuck into touring cars and road cars coming through Sepang circuit.



I’ve managed to get things together to do one round of TSS at the start of the season, so hopefully with that I can show my speed again and hopefully market myself and continue the season with a bit of support.



I’m not sure what I can do yet because TSS is a special series and there are a lot of modified GT cars in there so I guess it depends on the competition, what the competition has. But I’m told the car is a podium capable car so hopefully I can do a good job and get on the podium.”



 
Narin Naeosathon:
“I'm very excited because this is my big step with the Camaro in TA2 and also my first time to race in Sepang.



 The Camaro is an excellent car, with good acceleration and a lot power. However, it's pretty different from the car I've been racing so far so I need to acclimate to the car and get ready for this race.”

 

- Edd Ellison - photos B-Quik

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/b-quik-thailand-super-series-season---174260.html

28.03.2018 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Pasin Lathouras inducted into the Sheraton Hua Hin Sports Champions "Wall of Fame"
27.03.2018
 Pasin Lathouras is honoured to have been selected and inducted into the Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa’s striking new “Wall of Fame” initiative that recognises elite Thai sports men and women who have gone on to enjoy international success weiter >>
B-Quik kicks off "Driver Selection Programme 2018"
22.03.2018
B-Quik Co. Ltd. (“B-Quik”) has just completed the first stage of its ambitious “Driver Selection Programme 2018” which saw 83 employees taking part in an intensive tuition process that, over the duration of three days, was narrowed down t weiter >>
TR Motorsport Recruits Danish Wonder Kid
12.03.2018
TR Motorsport has a proud history of nurturing young driving talent and has developed the careers of several drivers over the years helping them to realise their motorsport dreams, not only in Thailand but also throughout t weiter >>
Alif Hamdan to join B-Quik Racing in Sepang
19.02.2018
B-Quik Racing is pleased to announce that Alif Hamdan will be joining the team for the opening round of Thailand Super Series 2018 at Sepang Circuit on 30 Mar - 1 Apr. The 27-year-old Malaysian will pilot one of the Porsche 997 weiter >>
"Bumblebee" Challenger TA2 reflects support services B-Quik Racing will provide for TA2 Thailand
18.01.2018
B-Quik Racing Co. Ltd. (“B-Quik Racing”) is pleased to further announce that alongside the Chevrolet Camaro TA2 it recently confirmed that it will run in the inaugural season of TA2 Thailand this year, a second TA2 machine will also be seen in the exciting n weiter >>
B-Quik Racing to run Camaro in TA2 Thailand
09.01.2018
B-Quik Racing Co. Ltd. (“B-Quik Racing”) is pleased to announce that it will enter the inaugural season of TA2 Thailand, in 2018, leveraging this exciting new ‘one make’ series as the ideal platform to fit into a vacant space in its driver and technician weiter >>
TA2 for Thailand
14.12.2017
TA2 Thailand is bringing a completely new dimension to Asian motorsport – in every aspect. The exciting new racing series, which will officially launch in 2018 in Thailand, is underpinned by a state-of-the-art ‘silhouette’ racecar that’s been optimally weiter >>
Interview – Gabrielle Dela Merced
14.12.2017
During her day long TA2 test at Bira Circuit, Gabrielle Dela Merced, not just The Philippines leading lady racing driver, but one of the country’s most recognised and successful racers, found time to talk about the test and explain her career. &ldquo weiter >>
Interview – Don Pastor
14.12.2017
Don Pastor is arguably the most famous and successful racing driver of the current Philippine generation, with many important wins not only in his native country but right across Asia as well as on the U.S. circuits. He also has a lot of experience of co weiter >>
TA2 grows its footprint with Philippines drivers Bira test
14.12.2017
The first race of the first TA2 series into Asia, TA2 Thailand, is still three and a half months away; however, interest in the new concept is already skyrocketing and TA2 Racing Asia, the regional promoter, has just put key building blocks in place to rapidly grow its ASEAN footprint, as, at Bira Circuit, Pattaya, last week, two of the leading Philippines racing drivers tested the current rost weiter >>
B-Quik signs out the Audi R8 "Cup" at the Thailand International Motor Expo
30.11.2017
... after a successful four year stintB-Quik Racing is rounding out its best ever season of domestic racing by presenting one of our roster of Audi R8 LMS Cup racecars – that combined so superbly to win the Super Car GTM Plus Teams&rsquo weiter >>
History made as Super Car GTM wraps up the season in Buriram
10.10.2017
Thailand Super Series (TSS) 2017 in BuriramSuper Car GTM closed off the 2017 season with one of the most dramatic and sensational races – not just of the decade and a half existence of the power pumped headlining national motorsports category, but of weiter >>
B-Quik races through the rain to win the Championship !
27.09.2017
What a weekend! What an incredible weekend for B-Quik Racing! On paper it looked like we were going to have a really tough time achieving our objectives and the final round of Thailand Super Series 2017 certainly started off that way. We ground out t weiter >>
Unixx – TR-Motorsport Secure a Double Championship in Dramatic Style
26.09.2017
Thailand Super Series Rounds 7 & 8 – Chang International Circuit - Buriram“The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose.”– Dale EarnhardtThe final battl weiter >>
AUDI First title win in Thailand
25.09.2017
 Audi customer team B-Quik Racing has won the teams’ classification in the Thailand Super Series for the first time. Daniel Bilski in the Audi R8 LMS came third in round one of the Super Car GTM Plus class. In round three of the finale, the Australian on a we weiter >>
B-Quik in the hunt ass TSS title finale beckons
14.09.2017
Thailand Super Series 2017 heads for the fourth and final round of the year, to be held next week (21-24 September) at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, and it’s going to be an explosive encounter for our Audi drivers Henk J. Kiks and Daniel Bilski as Super Car GTM Plus gets set to sign off its inaugural season with a title-deciding triple header. weiter >>
B-Quik draft in Pierre Kaffer at TSS in Buriram
12.09.2017
At the last round of TSS in Buriram, B-Quik Racing joined the list of teams to draft in a professional driver to help them. In this circumstance it was yet another new face into the paddock as Audi factory driver Pierre Kaffer assisted the team with its first day of testing, on the Wednesday, helping to set up their brace of R8s and coach their two drivers, Henk J. Kiks and Daniel Bilski. weiter >>
Renault enter the TCR picture
12.09.2017
There will soon be yet another machinery option for the TCR Thailand competitors as Renault’s Mégane is in the process of being developed to TCR’s technical specifications by Swiss-based team Vuković Motorsport, joining a recently flurry of new cars that includes offerings from the Hyundai and Kia brands as well as a dramatic ‘second TCR generation’ Honda Civ weiter >>
Standing on the brink of glory in TSS at Buriram
12.09.2017
Thomas Raldorf is on a real roll and the Dane – in the year he made his return to Super Car – now stands on the brink of grabbing the Drivers title in GTC after winning both races at Buriram last time out. Add that to his double win at the previous round, the 11th Bangsaen Grand Prix, and that makes it four victories on the trot. weiter >>
‘Made in Thailand’
12.09.2017
During the last round in Buriram, James Runacres was one of the drivers that stood out, he looked pacey all weekend in the bright yellow #17 Mazda RX-7 as the Rotary Revolution engineers continue unlock more and more speed and agility out of this racecar.This is the team' weiter >>
Days of thunder in Buriram with TA2 Thailand in TSS
12.09.2017
With the confirmation that ‘TA2 Thailand’ will join the Thailand Super Series (TSS) programme for the 2018 season the build-up to the launch of the new series is now kicking up the gears with two TA2 machines set to be in dynamic exhibition action for the final round of the series in Buriram, which gets underway in a week and a half’s time. weiter >>
Double Delight for the Danish Dynamo at Buriram
25.08.2017
Unixx – TR-MotorsportThailand Super Series Rounds 5 & 6 – Chang International Circuit BuriramThomas Raldorf and the #29 Porsche 997 followed up their sensational weekend In Bang Saen with another two commanding victories in the weiter >>
Battling weekend in Buriram for B-Quick Racing
24.08.2017
It was something of a long and tough week for B-Quik Racing during last weekend’s penultimate round of Thailand Super Series 2017, held at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, that netted us few rewards, the highlight being a double podium for Daniel Bilski in Super Car GTM Plus while in Super Car GTC Attapot Sriprom also wrapped up the weekend with a trip to the podium.&nbs weiter >>
Build up to ‘Cayman GT4 Trophy Thailand’ kicks off
23.08.2017
As the gradual build up to the inaugural season of the ‘Cayman GT4 Trophy Thailand’ gets underway the car that will underpin the championship – Porsche’s Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR – took to Chang Internatio weiter >>
Super Car GTM Plus/GTM Championship Standings
23.08.2017
n Super Car GTM Plus Voravud and Narasak with a win and a runner up spot apiece cancelled each other out, they have 109 and 95 points respectively, the gap between the two remaining static at 14 points. weiter >>
Buriram: Super Car GTM review
23.08.2017
What a difference a race weekend can make. In Bangsaen, less than two months ago, the factory Toyotas had been nowhere while their star driver Nattavude Charoensukhawatana suffered a driveshaft problem during qualifying that had l weiter >>
Buriram: Super Car GTM Plus review
23.08.2017
A very good run in Bangsaen for Voravud Bhirombhakdi had seen the Singha Motorsport Team Thailand driver overhaul the points Narasak Ittritpong, who suffered two DNFs from the three races held on the tricky street circuit, at weiter >>
Explosive action as Super Car returns to Buriram
23.08.2017
Thailand Super Series (TSS) kicked off the second half of the season in real style in Buriram last weekend and – at the pinnacle of the bumper programme – all eyes were on Super Car GTM Plus/GTM, which delivered its usual mix of eye catching and explosive racing actio weiter >>
B-Quick drafts in Pierre Kaffer for Wednesday testing
17.08.2017
We were delighted to have Pierre Kaffer assisting the team for our first day of testing here on Wednesday, helping us to set up our Audis and coach their two drivers, Henk J. Kiks and Daniel Bilski.Pierre is an Audi Sport factory driver supporting custome weiter >>

Kategorien

© 2001-2017 automobilsport.com full copyright automobilsport.com