Thailand MotoGP 2018
The first MotoGP in Thailand, to be held on October 5-7 this year at the state-of-the-art Chang International Circuit in Buri Ram.
In March 2015, Thailand became the latest Asian country to host a world-class motorcycling event, with the Superbike World Championship. The venue was opened in 2014, earning FIM Grade A and FIA Grade 1 classifications, and now strives to attract the biggest names in two and four-wheel motorsports. 2018 will mark the first year MotoGP™ makes its way to the International Circuit, to host a motorcycle Grand Prix. Boasting few corners and some of the longest straights of any track on the 2018 calendar, expect eye-watering speeds and close racing to become Thailand’s MotoGP trademark.
Most people who visit this beautiful and enchanting South East Asian country with its fantastic food, tropical climate, distinctive local culture, stunning countryside, lush forests and incredible beaches, leave Thailand wishing they could stay longer – and in some cases forever!
Thailand has become a magnet for tourists from around the world, many of whom flock to the country’s famously frenetic capital city of Bangkok – known locally as Krung Thep. Meanwhile, the former capital of Siam, Ayutthaya, is a historical city recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buriram area is one of the North-eastern provinces of Thailand, while the town of Buriram has approximately 30,000 inhabitants and sits 400km (a five-hour drive) to the northeast of Bangkok.
Visitors can expect to enjoy a warm welcome from the enthusiastic and friendly locals, and an ever-increasing passion for motorcycle racing evident.
Once you arrive in the town of Buriram, head out to start exploring the shops and restaurants – taking the opportunity to sample the nightlife of Sro Ground (Walking Street), from the south end of Romburi Street to the Romburi / Phi-thak intersection, which is closed off to vehicles in the evening. If you have the opportunity to venture further afield, there is Prasat Phanom Rung 40km to the south of Buriram – a Khmer temple situated on top of an inactive volcano. The site is home to an extensive collection of Khmer sculptures, glorifying the Hindu god Shiva and three rare Naga bridges, the only examples of their kind in Thailand.
Tickets available at MotoGP site.