Thai legend to hang up his helmet after Bangsaen

Thai legend to hang up his helmet after Bangsaen

17.02.2017: We’re heading into the final countdown to the 10th Anniversary Bangsaen Grand Prix; the racecars will take to the track for the first




We’re heading into the final countdown to the 10th Anniversary Bangsaen Grand Prix; the racecars will take to the track for the first time in just four days’ time for the opening practice sessions while this time next week the opening races will be about to get underway.
 


There is a huge lot of work going on as everyone prepares for the event, not least the key structural and safety changes being incorporated to prepare the circuit for FIA homologation.
 


This edition will wrap up the first decade of the Bangsaen Grand Prix and usher in the start of a new era – but it will also see the final racing appearance of one of the biggest names in contemporary Thai motorsport as ‘Kiki’ Sak Nana will be hanging up his helmet after performing one last display of the art of drifting.



 The ‘Guru of Drift’ is going to sign off in real style and the Bangsaen ‘drift show’ – always hugely popular with the fans – is going to be simply electric this week.
 


TA2 has arrived! That’s the big news from the last week as the first of this breed of V8 powered spaceframe racecars to arrive here – a Ford Mustang – took to Bira Circuit for its shakedown test last Tuesday morning, and it instantly impressed both the test driver, the team and onlookers as the fearsome machine gave the rafters a really good shaking.



 It certainly looked right at home on the historic Pattaya track, now the next stop for ‘TA2’ is Bangsaen.
 


And expect more new cars next week as Porsche’s Cayman sportscar becomes another ‘first’ for Thai motorsport.



When it hits the streets of Bangsaen it will be the first ever representative of this popular model line to competitively take to a racetrack in Thailand. The car looks stunning so look out for it settling into Super Car GTC.
 


B-Quik Racing is beefing up its driver lineup for the 10th Anniversary Bangsaen Grand Prix next week, bringing in Darryl O’Young to drive the team’s venerable Porsche 997 GT3 Cup for his third shot at the prestigious street race.



He has five wins out of five and five poles out of five so far – the big question is if the Hong Kong driver can make it eight out of eight? He’s certainly up for the challenge – and we are going to find out if he can keep his record run intact next weekend.
 


Finally, TSS was delighted to play its part in the official celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Bira International Circuit, which took place a little earlier this month. In a dedicated garage that was decked out to preview the upcoming Bangsaen Grand Prix we presented three very different racecars that each perfectly typified TSS.




- Edd Ellison, photo TSS

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17.02.2017 / MaP

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