Thai duo Pasin, Piti fin­ish 9th at GT Na­tions Cup

Bangkok Post - - GENERAL -

>> 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.

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