The main grandstand of the Chang International Circuit was packed with cheering fans during the TCR races. And local drivers gave them good reasons to cheer.
On their first appearance in the International Series, Munkong ‘Turbo’ Sathienthirakul (Craft-Bamboo Racing) and Tin Sritrai (Asia Racing Team) performed brilliantly and topped the TCR Asia competitors sharing the first and second positions in both races. They also managed to score points in the International Series, finishing 8th (Sritrai) and 9th (Sathienthirakul) in Race 2.
They celebrated the event proudly sporting the King’s portrait and national flags on the podium.
Munkong Sathienthirakul: “I felt more confident with the car day after day, it was nice to win in the TCR Asia in Race 1 and finish second in Race 2. I tried my best and it was really good to be driving with international drivers, it has been very competitive and exciting.”
Tin Sritrai: “It was the first time for me with a front-wheel driven, turbocharged car. I am very happy of this experience and the nice progression throughout the weekend. Of course, taking the win in Race 2 was a perfect end, although I benefitted from the engine problems encountered by Sathienthirakul.”
The circuit reported an attendance of 22,000 over the weekend.
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