TSS under the spotlights at the Bangkok Auto Salon

TSS under the spotlights at the Bangkok Auto Salon

04.07.2016: TSS took the opportunity of the break between the first two rounds




TSS took the opportunity of the break between the first two rounds to present the series to the wider public at the Bangkok International Auto Salon, which was held late last month at the Impact Exhibition Center in Muang Thong Thani.


We displayed six cars on our booth during the lavish tuning and modified car show. Leading the lineup in the Challenger Halls were the most striking contenders from Super Car GT, namely the Lamborghini Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo, which very impressively swept to victory in all three races during the season opener back in May on its TSS debut, and B-Quik Racing’s Audi R8 LMS Cup, the Italian car’s closest challenger that weekend, which also kicked off its year in style with a superb triple podium finish.
 

Meanwhile, Super Car GTC was also represented on the booth by another car that enjoyed success in the North East, also coming on its TSS debut; that was Vattana Motorsport’s brand new KTM X-Bow GT4.


The black-and-blue carbon-fibre racecar claimed GTC victory in Race 1 after an imperious lights-to-flag victory.


TCR Thailand has been a buzzword so far this year and three racecars were presented on the booth, two SEATs and a Honda. The SEAT Léon Cup Racer is the benchmark car in TCR series worldwide and it transmitted that form into TCR Thailand winning both races at the season opener back in May.


Representing the Spanish brand at the Auto Salon were the cars driven by Khun Paritat Bulbon (Sloth Racing) and Khun Grant Supaphong (Krating Daeng Racing Team).


The former driver also raced his car in last month's TCR Asia Series round at Buriram and took a trip to the AM podium as a reward for his efforts.
 

Honda’s Civic TCR also made the jump from TCR Thailand to TCR Asia Series last month and thanks to some superb driving by Khun Nattachak Hanjitkasem the end result was a first and second place in the AM class from the two races.


 That was a remarkable success for this driver and his blue, white and chrome liveried car was on the booth to reflect that performance.


Elsewhere the other Krating Daeng SEAT of Khun Chen Jian Hong was on show. That car has also enjoyed a great start to the season, the Taiwanese driver winning the AM class in both the opening TCR Thailand races in May.
 

There was more representation from Super Car GTM as over on the official Toyota booth the 86 sportscar, which is entering its fourth season in the top flight, was displayed.


This has become one of the most successful 'Super Car' machines of the TSS era and the #39 example driven by Khun Nattavude Charoensukhawatana shows very little sign of giving up its quest for podium glory as it earned a fine second place during this year’s season opening weekend. It was shown with a simulated pit crew working on the car.


Super Compact is another exciting new category on the programme this year and its first ever races were also held at Buriram back in May.


 Mazda factory supported Innovation Motorsport has switched away from a few seasons in Super Production to join Super Compact and the team enjoyed a promising start to the new season with a multiple trophy haul.





Both the official Mazda drivers' Khun Michael Freeman and Khun Tachapan Vijittranon stepped up to the podium at the end of each of the two races and that leaves them very well placed in the Super Compact Drivers' (Overall and Class C) and Teams' championships with another six races remaining.


The Mazda2 racers were on display on the official Mazda booth at the Auto salon along with the healthy collection of trophies they bagged from that weekend.


The turbodiesel racecars cover all the bases too as one competes in sedan format while the other is a hatchback.
 


- Edd Ellison also photo

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04.07.2016 / MaP

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