TSS Buriram Super Car GTM: Return of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo

TSS Buriram Super Car GTM: Return of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo

09.07.2016: Thailand Super Series TSS Round 3 & 4 7-10 July 2016 CIC, Buriram

Thailand Super Series  TSS Round 3 & 4
7-10 July 2016  CIC, Buriram




Khun Supachai Weeraborwornpong has been a regular race in Super 2000 for a number of years and you couldn't miss him really thanks to the bright orange Honda DC 5 he campaigned.


He was always in the hunt for podium positions and showed plenty of pace – he was never one to shirk the heat of battle.


 In fact his career started sixteen years ago in the Thailand Grand Touring Car Championship and Thailand Touring Car Championship in 1600 category before he graduated to Super 2000, so he’s got plenty of experience to call upon.

 
But at the end of 2014 he vanished from the Super 2000 ranks and that's because he decided to go up a big gear and enter the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, dubbed the fastest one make series in the world and last year there were a lot of date clashes with TSS.


In the pan-Asia series he got his hands on the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo LP560 which had been campaigned by leading Austria team Grasser Racing during the 2014 season.
 

Khun Supachai drove the Gallardo all last season and culminated in representing Asia in the Super Trofeo ‘World Finals’ held at the legendary Sebring Raceway in Florida. So he knows the car very well.

 
He's kicked off a second season in Super Trofeo Asia, which so far has seen him in action at Shanghai and Suzuka, but for this season he’s upgraded to the dramatic Huracán Super Trofeo LP620-2. That's exactly the same type of racecar that electrified Super Car GTM during this year's season opener in Buriram back in May, taking three wins from three races in the hands of Khun Sarun Sereethoranakul. So all in all he's been around a bit since we saw him last.
 

There wasn’t any mistaking the driver when he gunned the Gallardo onto the track on Thursday for the first time as the racing sportscar was wrapped in his signature bright orange.


 By the end of the day he was lapping in the 1:43s on a track that saw constantly evolving conditions.
 
 
Khun Supachai noted that with the visit of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia in a fortnight’s time this was a great opportunity for him. “[I’m here] to refresh my memory of the track and to familiarise with the track at a faster speed,” he said.


While this race is a one-off return to TSS, he is currently evaluating rejoining the series next year.
 


- Edd Ellison -  photo TSS

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