With Ryo Komikado and Antoine Potty on the front row of the grid, the second last race of the tour of Thailand was set to be one to remember. They got away clean, piling through the first corner with Alister Yoong having a look up the inside. Kane got a great exit and found himself beside Muizz coming through turn 2 and through turn 3, where Kane, Ghiretti and Muizz were 3 wide!
Kane went outside trying to out brake Potty, but his French rival dived passed Muizz up the inside and got a better exit pulling alongside Thailand’s Shepherd down the straight to turn 4 where he took Kane around the outside as Muizz tried to follow suit up the inside.
Antoine Potty had been closing in on Ryo Komikado and took the lead coming out of turn 11, with the flying Frenchman following him down into turn 12 where Ghiretti took him up the inside with Ryo in-toe as Kane tried to go around the outside of the trio!
Antoine shut the door on Kane who ran wide over the rumble strip as Muizz Musyaffa pulled beside Ryo and they raced passed the start finish straight. But Alister Yoong got a fantastic exit walking past Ryo and Muizz into P4 behind Kane.
Potty would hold onto his second position for another lap before Kane made one way through turn 2, switching lines into turn 3 and going around the outside of Potty looking for P2. But Shepherd couldn’t hold the line and found himself in the run-off going through the grass to rejoin behind Muizz and Alister who was just pulling past his Malaysian comrade on the straight coming up to turn 4.
Kane was all over Muizz looking for any opportunity, the Malaysian defended well, but Buriram is home soil for Kane who perfected corner 3 the next time around and used his exit speed to pull alongside and dive down into turn 4 taking both Malaysians, Musyaffa and Yoong, to find only Antoine separating him from the race leader.
As Kane tried to find a way past Potty, Muizz got past his Malaysian comrade, just in time to see Kane use his V-Max of 2017 to take Antoine through turn 2. Antoine fought back through the next sequence of corners, but Muizz followed Kane past the Belgium driver coming into the third sector.
Now Kane had to put his head down and catch Alessandro at the front of the pack! The Thai driver did just that, setting personal bests, the fastest lap of the race and then breaking into the 1:43’s. But Muizz Musyaffa did it all 1-tenth faster and found his way past the Thai driver and as the chequered flag waved it was Ghiretti, Musyaffa, Yoong!