The 2024 season of the Thailand Super Series starts this weekend at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, with more than 140 cars from seven classes expected to hit the track.

By Steven Walton

Thailand Super Series features seven different car classes, with everything from modern GT3 machinery to pickup trucks.

Four of the seven classes are GT-based: GT3, GTM, GT4, and GTC. GT3 is the top class. GTM mostly features GT3 Cup cars, such as the Porsche 992 GT3 Cup and Ferrari 488 Challenge. The other three non-GT classes are Pickup, Compact, and Eco.

Each class has separate races throughout the weekend – except GTM and GT4, which race together.

Four manufacturers represented in GT3

The top GT3 class has attracted 10 entries this weekend, with cars from Audi, Honda, Mercedes, and BMW set to battle for glory.

Reigning teams’ champion and longtime series stalwarts, B-Quik Absolute Racing, have entered four Audis in GT3.

Among the team’s drivers are previous Super Series champions Akash Nandy and Sandy Stuvik, though they are driving different cars. Nandy is partnered with Eshan Pieris while Stuvik will race with Andy Deng.

Germany’s platinum-rated Markus Winkelhock is also driving for B-Quik Absolute Racing and will share a car with Vincent Lin.

Singha Motorsport Team Thailand has two Honda NSX GT3s entered, with one to be driven by 2021 Thailand Super Series champion Piti Bhirombhakdi. He will share that car with Kantasak Kusiri.

Voravud Bhirombhakdi and Carlo Van Dam will drive the team’s other car.

The other GT3 teams racing this weekend are Craft-Bamboo Racing, Viper Niza Racing and Team AAI, according to a provisional entry list.

One team absent in GT3 this year is Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Thailand. Last year, the team’s drivers, Nattapong Hortongkum and Manat Kulapalanont, won the GT3 drivers’ championship.

This weekend, Hortongkum and Kulapalanont are racing in GTM and GTC, respectively.

GT3 will have two standalone 60-minute races this weekend. The first race is on Saturday at 4pm local time (9am GMT). The second race begins at 1.15pm (6.15am GMT) on Sunday.

The provisional GT3 entry list is available at the bottom of this article.

Multi-class GT racing

The Super Series also boasts multi-class GT racing this weekend with the GTM and GT4 classes racing together.

There are 15 entries across these two classes, seven in GTM and eight in GT4. The manufacturers represented in the field are Ford, Porsche, Ferrari, Lexus, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Toyota and Mercedes.

There are five Porsche entries across GTM and GT4 – and they will also contest the Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand this year.

Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific managing director Alexandre Gibot said their five cars had a mix of returning racers and fresh faces.

“There’s always a great atmosphere in the paddock and it’s a fantastic series for both new and experienced drivers,” he said.

This weekend, GTM and GT4 will race together in two 60-minute races, which start at 2.30pm (7.30am GMT) Saturday and 2.45pm (7.45am GMT) Sunday.

How to watch and 2024 calendar

Thailand Super Series is available to watch live on the series YouTube channel. Livestreams are available in both English and Thai.

The track schedule for the weekend is available here. Official practice sessions begin on Friday, though paid practice also took place on Thursday.

The full 2024 Thailand Super Series calendar:

  1. May 3-5: Chang International Circuit, Thailand
  2. July 3-7: Bangsaen Street Circuit, Thailand
  3. August 9-11: Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
  4. September 6-8: Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
  5. December 13-15: Chang International Circuit, Thailand

The Pickup, Compact, and Eco classes will only race at rounds 1, 2 and 5. There is an extra standalone round for those three classes at Chang International Circuit on August 23-25.

Provisional GT3 entry list

  • #12 – Singha Motorsport Team Thailand – Honda NSX GT3 – Piti Bhirombhakdi and Kantasak Kusiri
  • #25 – B-Quik Absolute Racing – Audi R8 GT3 Evo II – Huang Ruohan and Adisak Tangphuncharoen
  • #27 – B-Quik Absolute Racing – Audi R8 GT3 Evo II – Vincent Lin and Markus Winkelhock
  • #37 – Winhere by BQAR – Audi R8 GT3 Evo II – Andy Deng and Sandy Stuvik
  • #62 – B-Quik Absolute Racing – Audi R8 GT3 Evo II – Akash Nandy and Eshan Pieris
  • #65 – Viper Niza Racing – Mercedes AMG GT3 – Douglas Khoo and Dominic Ang
  • #88 – Craft-Bamboo Racing – Mercedes AMG GT3 – Jeffrey Lee and Cao Qi
  • #89 – Singha Motorsport Team Thailand – Honda NSX GT3 2021 – Voravud Bhirombhakdi and Carlo Van Dam
  • #90 – GH TEAM AAI – BMW M4 GT3 – Yin Yu Chen and TBC
  • #91 – GH TEAM AAI – BMW M4 GT3 – Jesse Krohn and TBC

Header image credit: Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand

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