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RMC Thailand 2020 Season Review

RMC Thailand 2020 Season Review

 

The Rotax MAX Challenge Thailand 2020 season started with the first round on 14th and 15th of March, 2020. We were lucky enough to be able to start the season just before the COVID-19 began to spread. Thailand was locked down the following Monday straight after the race.

 

At the first race, there were very strict rules by the government. We measured the temperature of everyone who entered the paddock and the event area. All people had to wear facemasks and keep distance at all time and the drivers briefing was also done outside because of the Covid-19 situation. Everything was executed to avoid any risk of infection and all the whole event was safe and sound.

 

Micro MAX

The first round of this season started with the Micro MAX drivers, who were prepared very well. The winner of the Micro MAX class, Krittach Jirayupa, from Maxima Motorsports, is one of the most experienced drivers on the grid, with a P1 qualifying time  of 58.020 sec in his Benik kart. However one of the Rookies, Eugene Pirmez from Boy Racing, didn’t make it easy for him in his Parolin kart with P2 qualifying time of 58.094sec. In P3 they were followed by “Sitanun Pikulkajorn” from SIR Simon Racing in her Parolin kart with a qualifying time of 58.160sec.

 

An exciting and competing race where Krittach took the win through his racing experience. He managed to put together good pace and made no mistake throughout the race. 2nd place was Eugene Pirmez. 3rd place was “Jirayu Rachatamethakul” qualified P5 then fought his way to finish on the 3rd place. A great drive from the rookie driver.

Double header weekend Round.2-3 Krittach Jirayupa has dominated both races round.2-3 finished in 1st place. 2nd place in round.2 was Chanicha Budsaratrakool from CRG Thailand in her CRG kart. 3rd place was Sitanun Pikulkajorn from SIR Simon Racing in her Parolin kart. 2nd place in round.3 was Eugene Pirmez. 3rd place was Chanicha Budsaratrakool. This double header weekend was race under tricky conditions involved both dry and wet race.

 

Again double header weekend round.4-5. Krittach Jirayupa has dominated both races once again and secured his Grand Finals Tickets in 2020. In round.4 Thumpaphon Chitaree from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart didn’t make the weekend easy for Krittach at all – they were fighting for 1st position throughout the entire race. However Thumpaphon Chitaree came up short and hand over the win to Krittach Jirayupa. 3rd place was Chanicha Budsaratrakool from CRG Thailand in her CRG kart. Same result in round.5. This class will get more competitive next year indeed as the grid has got bigger.

 

 

Mini MAX         

This season, the new Mini MAX Evo MY20 engine was introduced in Thailand. The 10-13 years old, already experienced drivers, enjoyed the high performance and reliability of the new engine model.

In the round.1 we had “Chase Chakris Parks” qualified P1 with 54.194sec from DRS Racing in his Ricciardo kart. Qualified P2 was “Chanoknan Veeratacha” from Maxima Motorsports in his Benik kart with 54.511sec. Qualified P3 was “Rayan Careiti” from RMR in his Benik kart with 54.631sec. Chase Chakris Park has come up a little short and Chanoknan Veeratacha took out the win with his driving experienced. Great drive from Chanoknan Veeratacha. 2nd place was Chase Chakris Parks. 3rd place was Rayan Cereiti.

 

Double header weekend round.2-3. Round.2 result 1st place was Chase Chakris Parks from DRS Racing in his Parolin kart. 2nd place was Chanoknan Veeratacha from Maxima Motorsports in his Benik kart. 3rd place was Rotor Thongchau from SIR Simon Racing in his Parolin kart. Round.3 result 1st place was Chanoknan Veeratacha. 2nd place was Chase Chakris Parks. 3rd place Rotor Thongchau.

 

Again double header weekend round.4-5. Chanoknan Veeratacha has dominated both rounds for 1st place. 2nd place was Chase Chakris Parks for both rounds. This time Rayan Careiti from RMR in his Maranello kart was on paced and finished 3rd for both races. Chanoknan Veeratacha has took out the championship win and won the ticket to RMC International Trophy.

 

 

Junior MAX

Junior Max has been one of the most competitive classes this season. There was no room for the drivers allowing to make a mistake. Till the end of the season it was not sure, who will win the championship as it could have been anyone in this category. There were 4 different winners in 5 races.

Round.1 result 1st place was Norrarat Apivart in his Kart Republic. 2nd place was Sitavee Limnantharuk from Maxima Motorsports in her Kart Republic. 3rd place was Ayrton Asdathorn from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart.

Here comes the double header weekend Round.2-3. Round.2 result 1st place was Ayrton Asadathorn. 2nd place was Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi from Singha Motorsports Team in his Tony kart. 3rd place was Touch Jornsai from Boy Racing in his CRG kart.

 

Round.3 result 1st place was Touch Jornsai. 2nd place was Ayrton Asadathorn. 3rd place was Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi. The mid packs were fighting for positions giving the opportunity for the front drivers to pull away leaving gap between the 2 groups.

 

Again double header weekend round.4-5. Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi from Singha Motorsports Team in his Tony kart has dominated both races took out 1st place. Touch Jornsai from Boy Racing in his CRG kart took out 2nd place for both races. Ayrton Asdathorn from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart took out 3rd place for both races. Again the mid packs were fighting for positions giving the opportunity for the front 5 drivers to pull away leaving big gap between the 2 groupd. At the end Ayrton Asadathorn scored the most points for championship win and won the tickets to RMCGF 2020.

 

 

Senior MAX     

In the Senior MAX class, it was a fight between Thanakrit Metheevuttikorn from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart the Champhionship - winner of last year who started at the RMCGF 2019 in Italy -  and Carl Wattana Bennett from AFRacing in his Tony kart.

 

Result from round.1 1st place was Thanakrit Metheevuttikorn. 2nd place was Carl Wattana Bennett. 3rd place was Bryan Wong from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart.

 

Result from round.2 1st place was Thanakrit Metheevuttikorn. 2nd place was Carl Wattana Bennett. 3rd place was Jirapat Jirapraneet from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart after made his come back to RMCTH.

 

Result from round.3 1st place was Thanakrit Metheevuttikorn. 2nd place was Achitaphon Jareonlapnoparat from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart. 3rd place was Bryan Wong from CRG Thailand in his CRG kart.

 

Round.4 result 1st place was Thanakrit Metheevuttikorn. 2nd place was Jirapat Jirapraneet. 3rd place was Carl Wattana Bennett.

 

Round.5 result 1st place was Carl Wattana Bennett. 2nd place was Thanakrit Metheevuttikorn. 3rd place was Jirapat Jirapraneet. Thanakrit Metheevuttikorn made the less mistake throughout the season and scored the most points took out the championship winner earn his GF Ticket for the 2nd time in the roll.

 

Team Thailand is now present in the following classes at RMCGF 2020:

  1. Micro MAX: Krittach Jirayupa from Maxima Motorsports
  2. Junior MAX: Ayrton Asdathorn from CRG Thailand
  3. Seniro MAX: Thanakrit Matheevuttikorn from CRG Thailand

 And following drivers earned a ticket to the RMCIT:

  1. Mini MAX: Chanokna Veeratacha from Maxima Motorsports
  2. MAX Master: Yasuhito Muta from CRG Thailand

It was an exciting season indeed!! Looking forward to RMCTH 2021 to kick off next year as the grid is getting bigger the competition level has been lifted!!

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