Kiwi Jono Lester has signed with leading Thai racing team, Vattana Motorsport, to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 in the forthcoming Thailand Super Series season.
Returning to GT racing in the greater Asian region after a year in Japan’s SUPER GT Series, 28-year old Lester will lead a four-car Vattana line-up in the GTM+ Class (for FIA GT3 cars), comprising a trio of Lamborghini Gallardo and a sole McLaren 650S GT3 for team principal Chonsawat Asavahame.
The Thailand Super Series season is contested over four sprint rounds, with a combination of 30- and 60-minute, single driver races. The opening round of the series is held at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, alongside the resurgent GT Asia Series.
Rounds two and four both take place at the Buriram International Circuit in Northern Thailand, flanking round three – the jewel in the crown of South East Asian motorsport: the Bangsaen Grand Prix.
Bangsaen is Thailand’s answer to the Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise with the Thailand Super Series, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and numerous support classes street racing along the beachfront in front of a 5-day crowd of over 300,000 spectators.
Lester is determined to deliver Vattana Motorsport its maiden Thailand Super Series title in 2018, battle-hardened from a full season of experience in Japan’s SUPER GT Series during 2017 with the Gulf Racing Porsche team.
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Jono Lester is managed by WeAreTENZING and supported in 2018 by Vortex Racewear, Racing Element, Redpaths, Cuesko, Gulf Oil New Zealand, CRC New Zealand, #BEFIRST/SOMA Neuro Performance, SMP Technology and iSign It.