Thomas Raldorf tamed the streets of the notoriously difficult Bang Street Circuit to deliver a clean sweep throughout the week. Thomas in the UNIXX / TR-Motorsport Porsche 997 never looked back from his fastest time in free practice.
After qualifying in pole position with a gap of 1.374 to 2nd on the grid the Danish Dynamo raced away with race one, even when the inevitable safety car appeared and bunched the pack up, the chasing cars could do nothing to catch the Porsche. Thomas gave a masterclass in precision driving around the beach resort of Bang Saen hitting every apex perfectly and following the optimum line with every lap. The victory came at a canter and with it 20 vital points in the race for the drivers’ championship. Team partner Khun Pete, followed up with a second place to help the Porsche duo also claim the Team Trophy for Race one.
A shortened race two was nearly a carbon copy of the first race with Thomas roaring ahead and only being caught when the safety car was deployed once again. After a few laps behind the safety car, the lights turned green and Thomas pulled away yet again. With victory in sight, Thomas eased back to protect the car with the issues of the races in Buriram still in his mind and crossed over the line to take another commanding victory. Another race win means Thomas is now only 2 points behind in the drivers’ championship and now has a healthy lead in the Team Championship. UNIXX – TR-Motorsport will next be in action at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram for Rounds 5 & 6 of the Thailand Super Series August 17-20.
Source. Earl Brown