Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sepang 12 Hours: B-Quik Racing enters MMER Sepang 12 Hours

B-Quik Racing Press Release

B-Quik Racing, one of the leading motorsport teams in Thailand, is set to contest its first ever endurance event by entering the MMER Sepang 12 Hours on Aug 30-31. The team will enter its new Audi R8 Cup in the GTC category.

This marks a planned programme step up for the Bangkok based team, which is part of B-Quik Co. Ltd., Thailand’s biggest national automotive repair chain.

B-Quik Racing was formed in 2009, initially to participate in classic car racing before stepping up in 2011 to race in the popular ‘Super Retro’ category that was part of ‘Super Car Thailand’, the premier national motorsport championship. In 2012 B-Quik Racing progressed to ‘Super Car’, the topmost category of Super Car Thailand, with a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup and driver Henk J. Kiks finished as the championship runner up.

For 2014 B-Quik Racing is running a new Audi R8 LMS Cup, once again in Super Car, which is now organised by Thailand Super Series (TSS). The first round of TSS took place at Sepang International Circuit, giving the team its first experience with the new racecar on this track at the same time as the machine’s debut.

However, after the second round of TSS, held last month at Bira International Circuit, Pattaya, the team has replaced the chassis with a brand new unit flown out from the factory in Germany. With such a short period of available time B-Quik Racing’s engineers have been working round the clock to prepare the car for the Sepang 12 Hours. The depth of experience within the organization has seen this work progressing to target.

Competing in major endurance races is the future strategy for B-Quik Racing and taking part in the MMER Sepang 12 Hours, regarded as one of the most prestigious and toughest races in South East Asia, is seen as the perfect launch pad, especially as the team has prior knowledge of the circuit.

B-Quik Racing regards this entry as a learning experience for both the drivers and team personnel and the primary target is to reach the finish line, while aiming to successfully respond to and overcome any adversities encountered along the way. However this being motor racing and with the desire and ambition that drives our team we will be looking to achieve the best result possible.

Drivers for the Sepang 12 Hours will be Daniel Bilski (Australia), Dario Garcia (Switzerland) and Henk J. Kiks (The Netherlands). Team Manager is Barry Forth.

Henk J. Kiks says: “We visited the race for the first time last year to survey and as soon as we stepped on the grid we knew that we wanted to be taking part this year. The atmosphere was electric while the professionalism and strength in depth of the teams and cars taking part coupled with the excellent organisation make this perfect event for B-Quik Racing to make the first small step to endurance racing. We’re pretty excited and unquestionably this will be the high point of our season but we’re used to 30 to 40 minute races max and we know that we have an awful lot to learn ahead of us, we know it’s going to be tough. But we’ve prepared well and had great support from our partners so we should be in good shape and I hope that by the end of the weekend everyone that is part of B-Quik racing will have learnt a lot.”

Photo credit: B-Quik Racing