Touring Car bonanza in Buriram, Thailand

Touring Car bonanza in Buriram, Thailand

28.05.2017: Touring car racing in Thailand entered a new era when Thailand Super Series (TSS) 2017 kicked off in Buriram with TCR Thailand entering its second

Touring car racing in Thailand entered a new era when Thailand Super Series (TSS) 2017 kicked off in Buriram with TCR Thailand entering its second season and Thailand Touring Car Championship joining the programme for the first time to compliment the long running Super 2000 category.



 It proved to be a busy and diverse three-way portfolio and reaffirmed that the DNA of Thai touring car racing, which is all about ultra-close racing and excitement for both participants and fans, is alive and well.



TCR Thailand ushered in its second season and there was quite a change on the cards as new drivers and teams came into the series while the wins deservingly went to Chariya Nuya and Kittipol Pramoj Na Ayudhya, the latter scoring a sensation win on his debut in TCR and that taking place on a drying track.



Kittipol wasn't finished their either, the current Super 2000 champion has switched to the Thailand Touring Car Championship (TTC) for its inaugural season and he promptly got the ball rolling with two hard fought wins. Super 2000 was back too with both wins going to Pattarapol Vongprai, the youngster who sensationally burst onto the scene last year now cementing his promise with a double win.



It all added up a great mix – and an excellent debut for the Thailand Touring Car Championship which has arrived to offer a new cost controlled platform that is centred on balance of performance and keeping in tune with the downsizing of production engines it now allows smaller capacity power units to compete on even terms with the traditional two litre units.




- Edd Ellison-  photos TSS

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28.05.2017 / MaP

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