New TSS order emerges as season kicks off at Buriram

New TSS order emerges as season kicks off at Buriram

21.05.2016: Thailand Super Series - Buriram BURIRAM - Itís been hot and hectic in the North East so far this

Thailand Super Series - Buriram




BURIRAM - It’s been hot and hectic in the North East so far this week and the Thailand Super Series (TSS) action certainly has been intense.


 Everything has gone up a gear this year and that starts with the track action as the racecars were banging in laps as early as Tuesday, which was also the day that marked the first ever laps here for the brand new TCR Thailand format.


From there on it wound up to an intensive Friday where official practice in the morning was followed by all the qualifying sessions in the afternoon – and even a race – as Super Car GTM, the headline racing category in Thailand, kicked off a busy ‘triple header’ weekend with a ferocious 14 lap encounter that set the new season off in real style and gave a mouthwatering taster of an action packed weekend that’s going to play out intensively over the next 48 hours.
 

Qualifying across all the categories was hectic, from the entry level ‘Super Eco’ cars, reserved for very limited modification 1200cc racecars where budding drivers can hone their skills, all the way through to Super Car GTM, which took another big stride forward in every aspect, absolute professionalism and skills from both teams and drivers is a prerequisite to any chance of success.


And then there was the first race of the weekend, for Super Car GTM, which will have a ‘triple header’ here. One down, two to go. It was a real cracker and a superb way to kick the new season off, it had drama and action from start to finish and when the top order very briefly looked like settling down mid race that didn’t last long.
 

It also had a first ever Super Car win for Khun Sarun Sereethoranakul as well as a first ever win for the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo LP620-2 (on its Thai racing debut) – and that’s what the ‘Super Car’ format is all about, constant moving forward and upwards, new drivers, new cars and new teams with big ambitions challenging the established order.


And then just as everyone trudged away from the podium after a long and baking hot day – the rain that had been threatening for some time to unleash itself came lashing down, that too was inch perfect timing. In fact it rained hard overnight and early Saturday morning ushered in a damp circuit, so rain could be a further factor in the upcoming mix.
 

*note: results are provisional.



- Edd Ellison -

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21.05.2016 / MaP

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