Tin Sritrai will become the first Thai driver to compete in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at next weekend’s inaugural Race of Thailand at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram.
The 26-year-old will drive Campos Racing’s third Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 alongside regular drivers Hugo Valente and John Filippi. The car has only be used once this season when raced by Slovakian racer Mat’o Homola at the Slovakia Ring earlier this year (pictured above).
Sritrai will be known to some fans after competing in the 2012 Race of Champions in Bangkok as well as for his successes in a variety of Asian touring car championships.
Sritrai is a three-time champion of the Touring Car Series in Asia between 2012-2014 and currently leads that series’ championship standings.
“I am so happy to get this incredible opportunity to graduate to the WTCC for my home race,” Stitrai said of his appointment.
“It’s a really big chance to learn from the best and I cannot wait to get my first experience of my Campos Chevrolet in front of my home fans. I am well aware of the enormity of the challenge but I will do my best to build my knowledge in the hope that I can race in the WTCC full time in the future.”
The inaugural WTCC Race of Thailand takes place on the weekend of October 30 to November 1.