Preview: Super 2000   Thailand Super Series Buriram

Preview: Super 2000 Thailand Super Series Buriram

20.05.2016: The big boys from last year have moved on, 2015 champion Khun Pasarit




The big boys from last year have moved on, 2015 champion Khun Pasarit Phromsombat has switched to Super Compact, Vice Champion Khun Jack Lemvard has gone to TCR Thailand while fast youngster Khun Kantadhee Kusiri has spread his wings overseas.


But as always with the Super 2000 genre when one generation moves on there is never a void as Thailand continually breeds fast and competitive touring car stars.


So where to start this year? Khun Kittipol Pramoj Na Ayudhya ended last year by announcing his coming of age with a sensational double victory in Bangsaen.


This driver is fast, canny and importantly knows how to steer clear of trouble and avoid the DNFs that come with the Super 2000 territory.


He's also super fit and has been running marathons in preparation for the new season so the blistering heat expected in Buriram this weekend shouldn't pose a problem.
 

Khun Munkong Sathienthirakul is as fast as Thai drivers get, with a quick car to match. Last year he suffered problems that dropped him away from the title fight but if he can keep the DNFs away then he has to be well placed.


Then there's Khun Rudolf Yu who has got faster every time he's stepped into his Civic FD and he knows the tracks, car and his team very well now, he won Class B last year, so he's got to be a dark horse for the title.


Khun Chayut Yangpichit seems to be able to keep getting the best from Honda’s venerable DC5 and he will be back in the TT Motorsport car this year and looking to improve on the podiums he picked up last year while Khun Ekprawat Petcharak will return in his unique Civic FB and after a less than rewarding debut in Super 2000 last year he should have the issues resolved and be much closer to his obvious pace.


Khun Phatwit Phayakcso is also back in his Honda City and is always in the hunt for the podium.
 



- Edd Ellison - also photo

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