Thai duo Pasin, Piti finish 9th at GT Nations Cup
>> Pasin Lathouras was pleased to be back on track last weekend to drive for Team Thailand in the inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup extravaganza in Bahrain.
Teamed up with fellow Thai Piti Bhirombhakdi in the No.39 Ferrari 488 GT3, the duo certainly had a tough front start to finish and had to continually fight back to get into contention during the three races but eventually they grabbed a top-10 result in the finale that was a satisfactory conclusion to the weekend.
The FIA GT Nations Cup is an exciting new addition to the international motorsport calendar. It is sanctioned by the FIA and the first edition was organised by SRO and the Bahrain Motorsport Federation.
For Pasin, who had to skip this racing season due to other commitments, the opportunity to represent Thailand against the rest of the world and the chance to get back on track before this year finally ticks away was really something that couldn’t be missed.
The Nations Cup pitched teams, representing 18 countries, against one another in a format that built up to a dramatic “finale” race that came after the tempo had been raised sky high by two qualification races.
The Thai duo eventually finished ninth.
Pasin said: “I’m glad that I got to the end of the year with at least one race under my belt. I’m always very proud and humbled to race for my country”
He said of his teammate: “Piti, who I have known since I started out in karting, is a strong and hard driver on track. I wish him the best for next season.”
Team Thailand’s car competes at the FIA GT Nations Cup.