“Hands down the hardest track I’ve ever driven on”, words echoing the sentiment of many drivers who took on the brutal hour-long final at the Pattaya International Buggy Challenge.

Jorn Neumann put on a display showing he was the class of the field, overcoming an opening lap mistake and quickly working himself back into the lead within the first 5 mins, he never looked back and motored away into distance.

The definition of a race of attrition which saw in the region of 25+ flame outs over the course of the hour, broken cars and hopes for several drivers, Sweden’s Robert Gustafsson running strong in 2nd early on only to suffer multiple issues costing him the race. It wasn’t a good day at the office either for the many loyal and local Thai drivers as they fell by the wayside.

With Neumann out front by some distance, Zac Ryan consolidated his 2nd place position a few laps down as the closest competitors expired, Indonesia’s Jason Nugroho taking 3rd a further lap down from Wichpoom R overcoming a flameout, Chavit S in 5th, Paphon C 6th and Ben Panic making the final bumping from the ‘B’. An interesting race with much of the Infinity team present (Teemu Leino, Andy Moore, Jilles Groskamp), although seemingly finding it tough going on the brutal Pattaya track with only one representative in the final; the onroad-offroad crossover made all the more difficult this weekend. A big thanks & well done to Jonas and Robin for putting on the event, not an easy one but great to see life in the PRC facility!