Stamp Apiwat clinches top spot in BRIC Superbike 2024


Chang International Circuit in Buriram province hosted the BRIC Superbike 2024 competition over the weekend, the first race in this year’s Thailand championships

The race classes included Super Bike 1,000 cc, Super Stock 1,000 cc, Super Sport 600 cc, Super Sport 400 cc, Sport Production 400 cc, as well as specific races including the Yamaha R7 Cup, Yamaha R3 BLU CRU Asia-Pacific Championship, and Honda Thai Talent Cup, spanning 7 to 15 rounds of competition.

In the Super Bike 1,000 cc class (SB1Pro, SB1, SB2), competitors had to race in all 12 rounds.

In Sunday's final race, Apiwat "Stamp" Wongthananon clinched 1st place with a time of 19 minutes 33.237 seconds, followed by Jakkrit Swangswat and Chaiwichit Nisagul.

Stamp Apiwat clinches top spot in BRIC Superbike 2024

Stamp Apiwat clinches top spot in BRIC Superbike 2024

In the Super Stock 1,000 cc (ST1, ST2), Natetan Thongkoat took 1st place, and in Super Sports 600 cc (SS1Pro, SS1, SS2), Torsak Nualsai topped the podium places..

The next races in the four rounds of the championship will be held from May 31 to June 2.

The Nation caught up with the winner of the Superbike 1,000 cc SB1Pro class, Apiwat "Stamp" Wongthananon, who has achieved numerous successes in his career, among them the ASIA Road Racing Championship 2024 in the Superbike 600 cc category in both races at Chang International Circuit. He is now preparing for the next race at Zhuhai International Circuit in China.

Stamp Apiwat clinches top spot in BRIC Superbike 2024

“I’ve been involved in the sport since I was a kid and started racing 9 years ago in the Mini Bike electric category at Nano Bike events,” he said.

He gradually progressed to competing in Thailand's championships, moving from Grade C to Grade B and eventually becoming a professional in this field. He gained experience from competing in the Moto3 Junior World Championships in the CEV events in 2017 and 2018.

" Last year, I competed in the World Superbike Super Sport category, and recently I returned to compete in the Asia Road Racing Championship. Last month at Chang International Circuit, I secured two podium 1 positions, showing significant improvement and earning good points."

This year, he has high hopes for the Asia Road Racing Championship, Plan B BRIC Super Bike, and the ongoing negotiations for the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK). He’s also eyeing the Suzuka 8 Hours in Japan.

"For those passionate about speed, I recommend driving on the track rather than on public roads. It's safer, and there are supportive equipment and facilities available," Apiwat said.

Yamaha Riders' Club offers training for customers who purchase motorcycles. Here, instructors will teach driving techniques on tracks in Thailand, including Chang Circuit in Buriram and Bira Circuit in Pattaya. The club provides knowledge, techniques, and support for those interested in entering the world of speed sports.

Stamp Apiwat clinches top spot in BRIC Superbike 2024