Bangsaen street circuit hosts TCR Asia and TCR Thailand
12 July 2018
TCR Asia and TCR Thailand return this weekend to the beaches of Chonburi to race on the Bangsaen street circuit, the scene of one of the most dramatic rounds of the 2017 season that was affected by a pile up at the start of Race 1 that eliminated several cars.
Coming into the mid-point of the season the Liqui Moly Team Engstler leads the championship charge with rising Malaysian star Mitchell Cheah ahead of Germany’s Luca Engstler in the standings by a 15-point margin, with Ecuador’s Diego Moran moving to third after a thrilling round four victory in Buriram.
The TCR Asia Series regulars though will have their work cut out for them, especially as for much of the field this will be their Bangsaen street circuit debut, and they will be facing a TCR Thailand field that is well versed with the twisty undulating street circuit, some of them with four prior starts under their belts.
Leading the charge will be Billionaire Boy Racing’s Chariya Nuya, the reigning TCR Thailand champion who is again right in the championship mix, but despite carrying past experience back into the Bangsaen round, his luck on the streets of Chonburi hasn’t really contributed to his title aspirations, however he’ll be hoping to rectify that this season in his title battle against the current leader in the standings Vattana Motorsport’s Pattarapol Vongprai.
The races will start at 12:40 local time (07:40 CET) on Saturday and 11:35 local (06:35 CET) on Sunday; both will be streamed live at www.tcr-series.tv.
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