Super Car GTM Plus/GTM Championship Standings

Super Car GTM Plus/GTM Championship Standings

23.08.2017: In Super Car GTM Plus Voravud and Narasak with a win and a runner up spot apiece cancelled each other out, they have 109 and

n Super Car GTM Plus Voravud and Narasak with a win and a runner up spot apiece cancelled each other out, they have 109 and 95 points respectively, the gap between the two remaining static at 14 points.



There are a maximum of 60 points on offer from next month’s season closing triple header so it’s still wide open. Sarun (77 points) and Daniel (70 points) are third and fourth and realistically they are fighting each other for those positions while Henk (54 points) and Saravut (46 points) are next up.
 


In Super Car GTM Kantasak’s no score in the second race has given his rivals a tiny glimmer of hope, the Ferrari driver only added 12 points from the weekend in Buriram but with three wins already this season and having not finished out of the top three before arriving in Buriram he’s healthily placed and moves up to 99 points.
 


It still leaves a mountain to climb and his brother, Kantadhee, who was in second place also received scant rewards from the weekend, 14 points to be precise, and he’s still second, the gap edging down by just 2 points to 22 points, the Porsche driver now has 77 points. Nattavude had a good weekend and moves up to 74 points. With 60 points on offer neither Kantadhee or Nattavude are out of the title fight but realistically they are going head-to-head for second place.
 


Nattapong climbs up to 67 points thanks to his second win of the year while Aekarat made it five straight podium finishes, two more in Buriram, to add to the three he claimed in Bangsaen, and is on 64 points.




Pitsanu’s two second places in the North East help him move up to 63 points and he has five podium finishes this year but he’s also picked up two DNFs and that’s been costly in championship terms but with just thirteen points covering second to fifth place and a maximum of 60 points on offer next month the battle for second and third place in the championship – and the coveted Prince Bira trophy that comes with it – is still wide open.
 


In Super Car GTM Am, a double win for Thanavud made it five wins from seven races for the Super Car rookie and he accelerates away to 112 points. Paul hangs onto second place thanks to his fourth and fifth place finishes but his hopes of retaining his title have receded away and Thanavud needs just 13 points next month to secure the title. Chairat moves up to third place on 61 points, Chinnapol is on 56 points and Naputt on 53 points.
 


That means second to fifth are covered by just 12 points so these positions are still wide open. Paul knows how to get the job done and grind away to get points, Chairat and Chinnapol are growing in stature with each race, while also look out for Naputt, now he has settled into driving his new Ferrari after swapping away from Porsche, to make a serious bid for one of the championship trophies so there is still everything to play for in the ‘gentleman’ class.

 
 


- Edd Ellison,  also photo

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23.08.2017 / MaP

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