TSS, promoter of the Thailand Super Series, is targeting a field of ten cars for the maiden season of the TCR Thailand series. It was announced during the official ‘Drivers & Team Managers Meeting’ that was held last week at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club.
The new TCR category, which will be incorporated into the TSS programme, was a key focus of attention during the proceedings. As well as being able to manage the import of the cars into Thailand, TSS will also be able to assist drivers with a unique financing scheme that will involve 50% of the car purchase cost being deferred for 24 months with conditions.
“TCR is receiving quite a lot of interest now,” said TSS Vice President Preeda Tantemsapya. “Lots of people are deciding and talking about and particularly want to know the running costs involved. We are targeting ten cars on the grid for the inaugural season of TCR Thailand, which will enjoy eight point scoring races as part of the TSS weekends. TCR Thailand drivers will also be able to enter the TCR Asia Series and TCR International Series rounds to be held in Buriram this year and that means they will have the opportunity to take part in a total of twelve races in Thailand spread over six events.”
TCR Thailand will run on the same Michelin control tyre used by the TCR International Series.
2016 TCR Thailand calendar
22 May – Buriram; 12 June – Buriram (with TCR Asia); 12 July – Buriram; 28 August Buriram (with TCR International); 11 September – Pattaya; 23 October - Bangsaen