TSS Buriram Qualifying:  Super Compact

TSS Buriram Qualifying: Super Compact

21.05.2016: Thailand Super Series at Buriram When Super Compact took to the track for the first time

Thailand Super Series at Buriram




When Super Compact took to the track for the first time yesterday morning for official practice everyone was busy finding their feet with their new cars and laptimes weren’t completely representative.


However straight to the top of the timesheets went Khun Pasarit Phromsombat with a 2:01.190 best lap during the session in his brand new Honda CR-Z.


He’s chasing an unprecedented three TSS title in a row in three different categories and he’s taking his debut in Super Compact very seriously.


Second quickest on the timesheets in the mid morning session was Khun Kajornsak Na Songkhla, he was 1.2 seconds back and it was already looking like this duo are preparing to relive their title fight in Super Production in 2014 when Khun Kajornsak and Khun Pasarit slugged it out all season, separated by just a single point when the dust settled over the season closer in Bangsaen.
 

With those two don’t expect the balance to stay one way for very long – and that certainly was the case yesterday as a few hours later when the Super Compact runners piled onto the track for the category’s first ever qualifying session, the tables turned and the inaugural pole position went to Khun Kajornsak.


In fact the #4 Ford Fiesta had a very healthy half a second advantage when the checkered flag came out on the mid afternoon 30-minute qualifying session.


Khun Kajornsak posted a 2:01.677 to put the battle for pole to bed while Khun Pasarit, in the pretty blue CR-Z, whacked in a 2:02.204 – expect plenty more see-sawing of positions between these two drivers come the races.
 

Third fastest was Khun Silapa Teeraniti in the #47 Sittipol Lipo K45 Toyota Vios to claim Class C pole position while the second row of the grid will be filled by the red #55 Innovation Motorsport Mazda2 driven by Khun Michael Freeman who pipped his teammate Khun Tachapan Vijittranon by eight tenths.


The 18-year-old lady racer was however second quickest in Class C and leads out Row 3. Alongside her will be the third fastest car in Class C the #19 KS Racing Honda Jazz driven by Khun Prommat Pattanamahakul.
 


- Edd Ellison -   also photo

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21.05.2016 / MaP

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