Another successful season of motorsport for Lanotec across the region wrapped up on the weekend, with the Thai Super Series drawing to a close at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand.
With entries across both the GTC class and the Super Pickups, the former provided the biggest result for the Lanotec-backed Corliss Race Engineering squad, as led by Kiwi Craig Corliss.
Driving one of the team’s Ford Mustangs, local Thai ace Jack Lemvard registered two wins in the GTC category to claim the overall season title.
Elsewhere in the motorsport realm, it has been a massive year for Lantoec ambassador Jay Robotham, who represented the brand in both Australia and Thailand, where he was a regular behind the wheel of the Lanotec Ford Ranger and Mustang.
Back in April, he was a winner aboard the Mustang at the Chang International Circuit after climbing aboard at the last minute.
Further highlights came at the remarkable Bangsaen Grand Prix, where he was a victor in the Mustang and finished second and fourth in the Ranger.
Back in Australia, Jay plied his trade across multiple categories.
In the Repco Supercars Championship, he was enlisted for co-driving duties aboard the Matt Stone Racing prepared Chevrolet Camaro alongside Cameron Hill, with the duo competing with distinction throughout the enduros.
A personal highlight for Jay was setting the sixth fastest time in the final co-driver session for the Bathurst 1000, mixing it with the sport’s big guns, while at one stage, he led the Sandown 500.
Elsewhere, he made cameo appearances in the Dunlop Super2 Series at the Newcastle 500, plus in the Australian Trans Am Series in Tasmania and Phillip Island, with a highlight being a podium finish at Symmons Plains in the midst of a super-competitive field.
Jay also finished fourth in the Performance class at the Bathurst 6 Hour aboard a Renault Megane RS.
One of the key outlets for the young gun to stay sharp was in the ever-competitive Hyundai Excel class. From the podium at Phillip Island in March to a pair of wins at Winton, another podium followed at Phillip Island in April, results which were repeated on the sweeping seaside circuit in July.
Jay won multiple races in a guest appearance at Queensland Raceway’s Shannons Trophy Series event in August before returning south the next weekend for the reopening meet at Calder Park.
Three podium finishes followed in the EFS Australian Excel Series event at Sydney Motorsport Park, while he finished first and second alongside Brad Vereker in November’s Excel enduro races at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.
Finally, further podiums came in the local season finale for the Australian series at Calder Park in December.
Big things are in the works for 2024 for the Lanotec motorsport family, stay tuned to these pages for the details.
Lanotec congratulates all our racers on their 2023 season – well done!