Just one week after the opening round of the 2018 Federal Tyres King of Nations series in Dubai, we headed straight to Pathum Thani on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand for the second round of the King of Nations series and to kick off the 2018 King of Asia series.
Having initially hosted the King of Nations/King of Asia series back in 2016, Pathum Thani made a welcome return to the calendar with a brand new, extremely challenging layout created by the judges.
As head judge Vernon Zwaneveld explained what was expected from the drivers in the briefing, it was clear that combining high speed with numerous concrete clipping points would undoubtedly make for the most technically challenging layout of the season so far.
This made for a fantastic spectacle for both the drivers and the hundreds of thousands of fans who tuned into the event online alike.
After a morning of practice, it gave drivers the opportunity to test the boundaries of the course and sometimes beyond. This layout certainly didn’t forgive, nor is it afraid to bite back!
As qualification got underway under the intense sun, it would be the pilot who landed second place overall in our previous visit, Davide Dorigo, who made no mistake securing the top spot in the qualification rankings, undoubtedly keen to fight for a podium spot once again.
Japanese guest Jin Horino pushed his rental car to its limits as he showed off some awesome technique to land the second position.