Thailand To Embrace TCR Asia Series


Published on May 30th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Thailand To Embrace TCR Asia Series

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The new TCR Series concept continues to gain momentum, with Thailand the latest region to announce they will adopt the new low-budget turbo 2-litre Touring Car series for the 2016 season.

Recently, David Sonenscher, the TCR Asia Series promoter and the Asian region’s representative of WSC Ltd that is responsible for the burgeoning new series, met with Paritat Bulbon – Racing Spirit promoter of TCR Thailand and the popular Thailand Super Series.

2014 Seat Leon Eurocup. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 1 November 2014. Stefano Comini (SUI, Target Competition)  Photo: Andrew Ferraro/Seat Leon Eurocup. ref: _FER5971.jpg

“In just our formative season, the TCR concept is beginning to gain huge momentum, and Thailand’s announcement that they will adopt the concept is just further proof that it is the right way forward for Touring Car competition globally,” Sonenscher said.

“Recently I travelled to Thailand to go over the finer details of what they are planning for the 2016 season, and it is very exciting, and follows the ideals of exactly why the TCR Series was established in the first instance.”

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“TCR is a very exciting new format that is set to take touring car racing into the future and I believe that on all levels it will be a very good fit for Thailand and serve to move us in the direction we want to go,” Paritat Bulbon, the managing director of Racing Spirit added.

“Almost as soon as Thailand had signaled their intention to be a part of the TCR program, they were inundated with calls,” Sonenscher said. “A sure sign that the concept is working here just as well as it is in other parts of the world.”


Thailand will also feature in the inaugural season of the new TCR Asia Series which begins in China on August 15, with the new Chang International Circuit in Buriram hosting the penultimate round of the five round season in late October.


2015 TCR Asia Series – Calendar

14-16 August, Zhuhai International Circuit, China

4-6 September, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

18-20 September, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

23-25 October, Buriram International Circuit, Thailand

20-22 November, tbc

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