PHUKET: Competitors from Toyota Gazoo Racing returned to Phuket this weekend for this year’s edition of the “Toyota Gazoo Racing Motorsport” street racing show.
Under the theme ‘The Mind to Push the Limits’, four main races took place, with Mekratchakita Kalantanon outclassing her male rivals, taking 1st place in car 98 in the Toyota Vios One Make Race.
Super Club Racing Team’s Puripat Vejwongsatechawat in car 99 came in second, followed by B-quik Racing’s Adisak Tangpoolcharoen in car 26 and WISE & TKS Motorsport’s Bundit Laddayam in car 19.
Khemarat Khonphutsa Buntham of Auto Service Uttaradit team in Pickup 95 placed first in the popular local Toyota Hilux Revo One Make race, followed by Ekasit Namsangpha of Team Skzic Tunebyaot Racing in Pickup 2 and Anivat Lommahaadthai from Team TMC-DRIVE68 BY WOOT BANG BON3 in pickup 44.
Teerut Boonit of Super Club Racing Team won 1st place in Car 7 in the Corolla Altis GR Sport One Make Race, with Pruitthipong Leelanan of Team TMC-DRIVE68 BY WOOT BANG BON3 second in Car 68 and Pimpan Hongpan of Sittipol Group in third place in car 101.
Surasak Dagen of Nexzter Racing Team placed 4th in car 22 and Pure Hongpan of Sittipol Group placed fifth in car 100.
The race started with the “Vios One Make Race Lady Cup” as the special race of the day with zero points for the championship.
Siripakorn Yayon in car 188 placed 1st, followed by Kamolchanok Boonkram of Sittipol Group in car 199 and Saranya Kijwang of Nexzter HGR Racing Team in car 126.
Toyota Motor Thailand Co Ltd Chairman Noriaki Yamashita and senior executives were on hand to kick off the weekend. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and the Chairman of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO, or OrborJor) Rewat Areerob and the Deputy Mayor of Phuket Town Prasit Sinsaowapak joined Mr. Noriaki.
Also present were Wiboonchai Na Ranong, co-chairman of Toyota Pearl Co Ltd, and Chaipat Na Ranong, general manager of Toyota Pearl Co Ltd, as well as Trairat Kusuwan, deputy general manager of Toyota Phuket Motors Co ltd, the exclusive distributor of Toyota in Phuket.
The “Toyota Gazoo Racing Motorsport 2021” racing exhibition, which travels the country as a championship, aims to highlight the potential of car and van racing, “which we cannot see while driving normally in life. everyday, ”Mr. Noriaki said.
The motorsport exhibition also contributes to Toyota’s goals of “ever better cars”, he added, “with motorsport opening up a deeper perspective on auto production.”
“This initiative inherited the DNA of motorsport to be passed on in the development of special models, especially in the models of the GR series,” said Mr. Noriati.