Backed by Thailand’s biggest automotive servicing chain, B-Quick Racing has been in motorsports since 2009. They regularly compete in the Thailand Super Series (TSS), Audi R8 LMS, and Asia Classic Car Challenge with an assortment of machinery. And in 2018, they’ll have a new toy to play with – a 525 hp Chevrolet Camaro – which they’ll run in the inaugural TA2 Thailand.
Technically, all cars in TA2 are identically spec’d, built on the same spaceframe chassis that run the same 525 hp 6.2L V8, transmission, and electronics. It can then either be made to look like a Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, or Chevrolet Camaro by swapping out body panels. Local drivers Don Pastor and Gaby Dela Merced drove a Mustang during a test last December, but B-Quick Racing ultimately ended up with the Camaro and stickered it in the team’s distinct yellow-black livery.
But it’s not just fun and games for the team as their TA2 Thailand campaign serves a bigger purpose.
Their goal is to develop a future ‘Super Car’ champion through their motorsport ladder. Following a rigorous application process, they’ll select 2 drivers to race in the TSS’ entry-level Super Eco category. These candidates then move up from Honda Brio race cars into more potent machinery ’til they graduate into TA2 level, then GT3.
This outing also supports B-Quik Racing’s engineer training program. By working under extreme pressure, slick teamwork, and high technical skills and standards, technicians learn from professional motor racing and likewise graduate to higher forms of motorsports.
Henk J. Kiks, Managing Director of B-Quik Racing: “TA2 Thailand looks to be an exciting new addition to the Thai motorsport landscape and the equality of the cars coupled to their sophistication means it’s a great fit for us as a stepping stone in our driver and technician development programs. The TA2 car is a pukka race car in every aspect and they will really teach our young drivers about race car dynamics and for our trainee technicians likewise they will learn how to setup and run a race car. We’re looking forward to joining the program this year and we wish Craig Corliss and his team at TA2 Asia Racing all the best for a successful debut year.”