Published on October 31st, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
Sandy Stuvik, Akash Nandy Lead GT3 Championship
The Audi Racing Team duo managed this in the Thailand Super Series
Audi Sport Asia Drivers Sandy Stuvik and Akash Nandy are in the lead in the GT3 Drivers’ Championship of the Thailand Super series (TSS) after winning the penultimate round of the opening race of the season and finishing in second place in the second race in their B-Quik Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II car.
Moreover, Audi Sport driver Markus Winkelhock along with Am partner Vincente Floirendo, took a podium finish on the former’s series and team debut. Meanwhile, Daniel Bilski and Philip Massoud won the Am-Am class in the second race.
Additionally, team principal Henk Kiks and team mate Eshan Pieris also managed a podium finish in race one and a top six finish in race two to help strengthen the B-Quik Absolute Racing team’s lead in the team classification. This will further solidify the Audi team’s lead in the upcoming final double-header.
Alexander Blackie, Manager of Audi Sport customer racing Asia, said, “Congratulations to B-Quik Absolute Racing on a very strong race weekend in Buriram. They have put themselves in a great position to claim championship titles ahead of the December season finale back in Buriram.”
Following some late drama in race one at the 4.554km FIA Grade I Chang International Circuit, Stuvik and Nandy took the lead in the Drivers’ championship standings and their first win of the season with Pieris and Kiks in second and Winkelhock and Floirendo in fifth, while Bilski and Massoud took seventh overall.
On top of that, race two saw Winkelhock in the lead from the pole with Floirendo right behind up until the final minutes of the race when Nandy pushed ahead right before the flag. Bilski also charged forward like Nandy from seventh to fourth overall to win the Am-Am class.
Furthermore, Kiks and Pieris finished second-place overall in the 60-minute race of the weekend. Aside from that, Floirendo’s results earned him another 714 Audi Sport Asia Trophy points putting him in the third overall in the standings for the season-long title behind Chris Chia in first and Rio in second overall.
Kiks also managed to move up to fifth position overall ahead of Bilski and Massoud who are both tied in sixth place. This marks the TSS concluding its tenth season back at the Chang International Circuit, with the final double-header of the year to be held from 8 to 11 December 2022.