Thailand Super Series - All star racecar line up

Thailand Super Series - All star racecar line up

11.05.2016: The Press Conference 2016 and Champions Day 2015 weren’t just about

The Press Conference 2016 and Champions Day 2015 weren’t just about exciting new plans, dazzling trophies and prestigious awards, the key ‘metal’ that makes up the grid was also on show, a cocktail of championship winners, fan favourites and exciting new arrivals.

 In fact the diverse array of stunning state-of-the-art racecars were arguably the biggest stars of the evening extravaganza.

Representing Super Car Class 2-GTM were four machines that ooze potential, the 2015 Drivers’ championship winning Ferrari 458 Challenge of Khun Kantasak (seen in its updated livery for 2016 for the first time), the brand new Huracán Super Trofeo LP620-2 that Khun Sarun Sereethoranakul will race this year.

His outgoing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup, which will be used by his brother Khun Saravut for his Super Car rookie year (and also debuting in its new livery) and the broadly similar ‘997’ of Khun Naputt Assakul, which was driven by his Painkiller Racing teammate Khun Paul Kanjanapas last year and has now changed hands within the team.

Finally the ultra aggressive Nissan GT-R R35, a car that’s unquestionably very popular with race fans, wrapped up the line up from Class 2-GTM.

Meanwhile, Super Car Class 1-GT3 was represented by more title winners in the shape of the big black championship title grabbing Camaro GT3 of Khun Tomáš Enge and the ‘widebody’ runner up Lamborghini Gallardo Extenso R-EX of Khun Chonsawat Asavahame.

Class 3-GTC saw the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup of Khun Sontaya and the Mazda RX-8 of Khun Pete Thongchua on show.

The rotary powered racecar carried Khun Pete to the runners up spot and it sported heavily revised aerodynamics all round for the 2016 season as well as a new and eye-catching hue of green.

There were plenty of other title winning cars while Khun Pasarit, who received the Super 2000 crown during the evening, brought his brand new and very pretty Honda CR-Z that he will race in the new Super Compact category this year.

The Super Pickup title wining Chevrolet Colorado of Khun Jaras denoted his instantly successful return to the truck category while the Super Production and Super Eco classes showed off the championship winners, the RMI Honda Jazz of Khun Chattraphol and the little Krating Daeng-livered Suzuki swift of Khun Konpichit, respectively.

Finally, this year Super 1500 makes way for the new Super Compact category after a long run and one car that's swiftly moving from one category to the other is the Ford Fiesta of Khun Kajornsak Na Songkhla, it was also on display and sported an updated front clip.

- Edd Ellison - also photp


11.05.2016 / MaP

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