No joy for the Viper Niza AMR Vantage GT3 crew either in the Thailand Super Series

Sunday, August 27, 2023


The Thailand Super Series ran its penultimate points scoring round of the season over the weekend with the Viper Niza Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 crew of Douglas Khoo and Dominic Ang joining the varied grid around the Sepang International.

Having endured localised torrential rainfall around the circuit earlier in the Free Practice stage of the event, both races were conducted under otherwise hot and humid conditions that again presented all the teams with set up issues running the new Yokohama control tyre.

Another bout of drizzle just before Qualifying meant for a declared wet track and at the end of both drivers session, their #65 would be starting from P8 for each of the weekend’s two races.

Blighted by the multiple use of the Safety Car, race 1 was never allowed to flow with the #65 car running as high as P3 during stages of Saturday’s opener but with the track again warming, tyre degradation would see the Aston Martin GT3 crew slowly drop to P6 by race end.

Sunday’s race would see Ang take the start, but the race would go pretty much the same way as race 1. Despite some spirited racing from both, the tyres wouldn’t last the demands of both car and driver as the #65 slipped back again to finish the weekend in P7.

What will now be interesting to see is if the Viper Niza Racing crew will again compete within the series invitational event around the streets of Singapore in support of the upcoming F1 event there? That is of course where there AMR Vantage GT3 and GT4 adventure all started last season.

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