Thomas Raldorf moves up championship ladder

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Following a very successful weekend at the Kaeng Krachan Pro Race meeting, Pizza Company/CEA Projects driver Thomas Raldorf is now second in the Thailand Touring Car championship with his Honda DC5.

In the first race, he started from pole position and had pulled out a commanding 10 second lead when the retainers from the inlet valves on cylinder 1 broke and he was forced to slow for the last seven laps, but still came in second.

Thomas Raldorf at Kaeng Krachan Thomas Raldorf at Kaeng Krachan

Fortunately, the valves did not make contact with the piston and Thomas was able to compete in the next three heats, ending up with two more second places and a third.  This has moved him up to second in the Thailand Touring Car Championship, and hopefully with the new reliability he is in with a very strong chance of winning the series.