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Riders vie for glory in PTT BRIC superbike event

Jul 10. 2019
The country’s top riders will be battling it out at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram on Sunday.
The country’s top riders will be battling it out at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram on Sunday.
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By The Nation

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Thailand’s best riders will vie for top honours in the opening round of the PTT BRIC Superbike Championship 2019 this weekend at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram province.

Among the notables are Thitipong Varokorn (Kawasaki), who is making a post-injury comeback, along with Anucha Nakcharoen (Yamaha) and former World Moto 3 Championship rider Nakarin Athiratphuvipat (Yamaha).

Thitipong, back after a long break caused by an injury at the World Superbike Championship in March. He has been practising in Rayong with teammate Chaivichit Nissakul and said he plans to compete this weekend.

“Right now my body has recovered by 60 per cent and I am presently doing 3-5 hours of physical therapy to keep the muscles in shape,” he said.

The plan is to take things slowly, Thitipong said.

“We are not in a hurry and we’ll take only what we can achieve, at least to get some points from the first round,” he added. “It’s also a good test, and I will know exactly how much I have recovered.”

The practice round will be held on July 12 while qualifying takes place on July 13. Race day is Sunday, with a live telecast on True4U from 3.30-5.30pm and on Chang International Circuit’s Facebook page.

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