Singha Motorsport pulled off the unthinkable in the first Thailand Super Series GT3 race of 2024, as the team’s #12 Honda took victory despite an early collision that dropped it back to ninth.

By Steven Walton

The #12 Honda from Singha Motorsport, driven by Piti Bhirombhakdi and Kantasak Kusiri, hit disaster less than 15 minutes into the race when it was hit by the #37 B-Quik Absolute Racing Audi at turn six.

Both cars spun after the contact and the #12 Honda rejoined the race in ninth.

The #37 Audi was later given a drive-through penalty for causing the collision.

Although it looked completely out of contention for the race win by this stage, fortunes changed for the #12 Honda thanks to a well-timed pitstop and safety car.

The safety car came out with 34 minutes left in the race when the #85 Craft-Bamboo Mercedes ran off the track and got stuck in the gravel.

The #12 Honda was one of three cars that completed their mandatory pitstops before the safety car was deployed.

When the race restarted, the cars that had not yet made their pitstops all dived for the pit lane, while the #12 Honda continued racing.

The #25 B-Quik Absolute Racing Audi, which led the early portion of the race, initially emerged from its pitstop in the race lead.

But, with Kantasak Kusiri at the wheel, the #12 Honda caught the #25 Audi and made the pass for the lead with 18 minutes to go.

The #25 Audi ended up finishing fifth.

Meanwhile, the #91 Team AAI BMW, driven by Chun Hua Chen and Jesse Krohn, finished second, just two seconds behind the #12 Honda.

The #27 B-Quik Absolute Racing Audi, driven by Vincent Lin and Markus Winkelhock, rounded out the GT3 podium. It finished less than a second behind the second-placed #91 BMW.

Singha Motorsport’s other car, the #89 Honda, finished sixth.

Header image credit: Thailand Super Series

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