Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific customer teams AAS Motorsport and Morseng Racing Team dominated the GTC class of the Thailand Super Series, simultaneously topping the Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand GT4 category, on the Bangsaen Street Circuit, contributing to a pair of 1-2 finishes for the first-generation Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Meanwhile, Mongkol Motorsports took a GTM victory in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991), also winning the Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand’s GTC class.
Starting from the front row of the grid, the #46 AAS Motorsport car of Pasu Liptapanlop took the lead immediately, followed by his team-mate TCR Thailand Touring Car Championship racer Nattachak Hanjitkasem in the #66 machine from the second row.
The Thai pair eased away from the chasing pack to not only score a 1-2 for the team, but cross the finish a full minute ahead of their nearest rival on the 3.7 kilometre seaside street circuit.
Liptapanlop almost did the double on Sunday but an off gave the #14 Morseng Racing Team car of Chayapon Yotha the lead. He went on to take the victory, backing up a strong fourth-place finish in race one, ahead of Hanjitkasem for another Porsche 1-2.
Mongkol Motorsports took the GTM honours with the Sathienthirakul brothers Munkong and Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia winner Tanart, who was also competing in Carrera Cup Asia this weekend, after starting from pole position on board the #15 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991).
True Visions Motorsports was on pole position for Saturday and the Am honours in both races with Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Pro-Am front-runner Suttiluck Buncharoen’s #78 Porsche, taking fifth and fourth overall.
Although an incident in race two prevented the second Am entry of Dechathorn Phuakkarawut from making the finish, the #9 YK Motorsports by Sunoco driver put on a strong display with sixth on Saturday.
Earl Bamber Motorsport/B-Quick Racing Team’s line-up of Antares Au and silver-grade driver Ahmad F. Alam came fourth and sixth in the two one-hour sprints. Both drivers were also competing in Carrera Cup Asia’s Pro-Am class.
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia held rounds nine and 10 of the 2019 season at the Bangsaen Street Circuit this weekend, with Martin Ragginger and Will Bamber sharing the victories. Bao Jinlong and Francis Tjia took the Pro-Am spoils.
Alexandre Gibot, Head of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific: “Congratulations to AAS Motorsport, Morseng Racing Team and Mongkol Motorsports for their wins this weekend. We look forward to seeing some new-generation 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport customers join the Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand in 2020. The Bangsaen event is a great one that Porsche is proud to partner with Thailand Super Series on, displaying the Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand and for the third year Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Congratulations are also in order for Martin Ragginger and Will Bamber for their wins. We’re looking forward to the Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand finale in Buriram on 26-27 October.”