Thai driver Munkong Sathienthirakul picked up back-to-back Porsche Carrera Cup Asia class victories in Buriram on Saturday.

By Steven Walton

Sathienthirakul, the only Thai driver in the 27-car Carrera Cup Asia field, won the Am class in both 17-lap races held in Buriram, Thailand on Saturday.

It was his first time winning in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

In a press conference after the first race win, Sathienthirakul said winning “always feels fantastic”. He described it as a “wonderful feeling”.

Sathienthirakul said he benefitted a lot in the first race from his knowledge of the 12-corner Chang International Circuit in central Thailand, which is about a six-hour drive from Bangkok.

He later told Asian Motorsport: “I have drive[n] this track like many many thousand miles so I get the benefit of knowing the track.”

Asked about how it felt to take back-to-back wins on home soil in Thailand, he said: “It’s fantastic, nothing to describe it, [it’s] just like phenomenal.”

Sathienthirakul said he had more confidence in the car in Buriram after racing it at the previous rounds in Shanghai and Suzuka.

Sathienthirakul’s class wins broke Eric Kwong’s streak of four consecutive Am class wins. Kwong got back-to-back class victories in both Shanghai and Suzuka.

After Buriram, Sathienthirakul sits second in the Am class standings, 29 points behind Kwong.

Sathienthirakul will have another chance to race on home soil next month. Carrera Cup Asia will race at the Bangsaen street circuit in Thailand’s Chonburi province on July 5-7.

Header image credit: Mac


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