A promising start to the new Thailand Super Series (TSS) season for B-Quik Racing with all our drivers making at least one trip to the podium during the course of last weekend, which took place at a very hot and dry Sepang International Circuit.
In Super Car GTM we were pleased to welcome Alif Hamdan to the team, the Malaysian driver returning to GT racing after a hiatus. He turned in two superb performances should have comfortably won both races but a transmission problem in the first resulted in a DNF while his was hit by a stop-go penalty in the second that was no fault of his, however he still salvaged third place and made his first trip to the podium in black and yellow.
In Super Car GTC Ian Geekie is back with us for a second year, upgrading to a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup, and he immediately stamped his mark, getting into the thick of the action and making a double trip to the podium, third in the first race and fourth in the second race.
Alif Hamdan: In the first race we had to start from the pitlane and instead of starting P3 we started last from the pits. After about nine laps I managed to make it to first place, the Safety Car helped me come up and after that I think a few guys in front had problems. I stayed in the lead all the way until about four laps from the end when the driveshafts went. Race 2 was really good, starting in P3 and then straight away into the lead and I overtook a few GT3 cars. Then, halfway, I came in for the pitstop and I think we were 0.3 seconds too fast for our pitstop and that caused a stop-go penalty. Other than that, the car was so much better than yesterday and so much easier to drive and a much faster racecar than yesterday.”
Ian Geekie: “The car has been really good all week, Idriss and the boys at B-Quik Racing have done a fantastic job. It’s really good to drive, it’s really stable, it gives confidence, I’ve been happy with getting to grips learning the new car for this year, getting used to no ABS and a sequential gearbox, getting back into the groove of driving here but it’s all been good. Race 1 was fantastic, we had a really good race, with third place. The competition is really fierce with the Caymans in the class now, as they’re all really quick, but were fighting. In Race 2 the car was still good and the laptimes were still good, but I didn’t get a particularly good start and then there was a Safety Car. Then at the restart I got tucked in behind the Toyota and he seemed to be quite slow and there was nowhere to go to get round him and then on the Safety Car restart again a couple of cars got past but we fought back and got a fourth place. I’m very happy with the weekend and looking forward to Buriram.”