The big cars are out again, with the New Zealand V8 Falcons against the best that Thailand can throw at them. Top of that list has to be Thomas Raldorf in the Subaru Impreza, and following some dyno sessions this car now has some prodigious horsepower. However, the sheer grunt of the six liter V8’s will be difficult to toss at Bira, where if they get in front on the straight it becomes very difficult to pass them on the rest of the fairly tight Bira circuit.
Other supporting races during the day will include the Super Touring division with Tony Percy in the Pizza Company a front runner.
Racing generally starts about 10 a.m. on the Sunday, and good cheap meals can be found in the pits at the Bira Café. We watch from the hairpin at the bottom of the straight.
No Retro cars this meeting, I’m afraid, and the next round on the calendar for the pre-1985 group is at Kaeng Krachan (Petchaburi – on the way to Hua Hin) on August 5, 6 and 7.