Alex Mies drafted into Krating Daeng lineup

Alex Mies drafted into Krating Daeng lineup

12.08.2016: Krating Daeng has made quite a commitment to TCR Thailand this year acquiring




Krating Daeng has made quite a commitment to TCR Thailand this year acquiring three SEAT Léon Cup Racers with two destined for full season challenges in the hands of Khun Chen Jian Hong (AM) and Khun Grant Supaphong (PRO-AM).


The team’s third car stood idle at the season opener back in May – but that wasn’t to remain the case when TCR Thailand resumed last month at Buriram for its second double header of the year.


The car was in the hands of German driver Khun Alexander Mies who made something of a surprise entry into the weekend’s proceedings.


Although it wasn’t really a great surprise to see his name cropping up on the entry list as Team Manger Khun ‘Kiki’ Sak Nana was looking for a ‘guest’ driver to slot in the idle third car and take the fight to the star names in TCR Thailand, which include Khun Carlo Van Dam, Khun Jack Lemvard and Khun Narasak Ittritpong.


“I met Kiki three or four years ago in Germany at the Nordschleife where we were teammates and we’ve stayed in contact ever since,” Khun Alexander explained in the Krating Daeng garage, saying that their first experience together would in fact soon lead to another opportunity.


“Last year through the contact with Kiki I went to the Krating Daeng Racing Team so they support me in Germany and we’re doing quite good so far in Germany, so he asked me to race this TCR car overhere in Thailand.”


However it wasn’t quite as straightforward as strapping himself into the car and hitting the track, there was plenty for Khun Alexander to learn.


 “It’s more or less my first time in a front wheel drive car,” he said. “I never have been in a TCR front wheel drive car, I’m just used to BMWs so it’s new experience.”


Even so he was quickly into the groove and the fastest of the trio of Krating Daeng cars. “It’s nice to drive, you can feel it’s a racecar, it’s responsive directly but of course a front wheel drive car is very different to drive compared to a rear wheel drive car but I’m getting used to it,” he said.


In the first race he made a blistering start and ran a very comfortable second until brake issues dropped him to third at the end – but it still meant an impressive trip to the podium on his first race in Thailand.


“The start was very good and I made up positions to P2 but after two or three laps my brakes started overheating so I had to drop back and get used to it,” he said. “On the last lap I had a really soft brake pedal.”


He retired early in the second race after suffering a deflated tyre but all in all it was a very strong debut weekend for Khun Alexander and we should see him back in the car again this year.


Krating Daeng plan to run the German as a ‘wildcard’ entry in the TCR International Series races in Buriram later this month and he will be back in the car for the TCR Thailand season closer at the Bangsaen Grand Prix meeting in November.




- Edd Ellison, also photo

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12.08.2016 / MaP

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