All of us at Unixx TR-Motorsport are very pleased to announce that Mr Motorsport himself, Franz Engstler will team up with Thomas Raldorf to try to tame the streets of Bang Saen on July 14 and 15 for rounds 5 & 6 of the Thailand Super Series held in conjunction with the Bang Saen Festival of Speed.
Franz needs no introduction as he has one of the finest racing pedigrees on the planet and is well respected in the racing world. Born in the Bavarian town of Kempten im Allgäu, Franz started racing in the European Hillclimbing Championship and the German Long Distance Cup winning both. From 1988 he competed in German Formula Three, winning the Class B title in 1989. In 1993 he switched to Touring car racing, where he was German Touring Car Championship Class 2 champion in an Alfa Romeo 155. Between 1994 and 1999, he raced in the German Super Touring Championship for various teams.
He currently competes as an independent driver in the FIA World Touring Car Championship in a BMW 320 TC under the Liqui Moly Team Engstler.
Thomas Raldorf, team owner and #1 driver of Unixx TR-Motorsport had this to say, “I am absolutely delighted that Franz is joining us for the week, we have been friends for many years and this will be the first time we have driven together, and what a circuit to have our first race together, Bang Saen holds a special place in my heart and always will, it still amazes me how the town is transformed into one of the most challenging circuits in the world, last year was extra special as I broke the track record for the GTC class in the Porsche, this year I hope we can both go for another track record in the faster GTM class”
Earl C. Brown, who heads up all Marketing Commercial matters for the team also commented on Franz joining the team, “I was lucky enough to meet Franz in Macau three years ago and found him to be one of the most amiable people I’ve ever met in the motorsport world, his experience and record speaks for itself and it is an absolute pleasure to have him join us for the most exciting race weekend of the year, and is a testament to how far our team has come in the last four years”
The Bang Saen Festival of Speed it was one of the most auspicious racing events in Asia, with drivers flying in from all corners of the globe to try their skills on the tight and twisty 3.7km street circuit.
Located in Chonburi Thailand, this sleepy little coastal town comes alive for one week as crowds in excess of 200,000 attend the event over the weekend. The circuit was recently awarded FIA Grade 3 License and is a firm favourite with drivers not only in the Asian region but throughout the world. To learn more about the Unixx TR-Motorsport team visit http://www.tr-motorsport.com To learn more about the Thailand Super Series and Bang Saen visit http://www.thailandsuperseries.net
Source. TR Motorsport
Fastest GTC Lap around Bangsaen
Fastest Lap in the GTC class was set in Race 3 by the Porsche 997 Gen. 1 from Unixx – TR Motorsport with a time of 1.42.766