Motogp Thailand 2017

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by DavidFL, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    It looks like Buriram & Thailand has lucked out in 2017 there will be a MotoGP in the Kingdom, with Indonesia unable to hold the event now.
    MotoGP 2017 calendar latest: Thailand set to step in for Indonesia

    MotoGP could race in Thailand for the first time in 2017, with the championship's anticipated return to Indonesia delayed.
    A race in Indonesia, a growing market for motorcycle manufacturers, had been on the cards for 2017, either at a renovated Sentul International Circuit or a new venue.
    Sentul hosted a pair of grands prix in 1996 and '97, but no circuit in Indonesia will be ready to host MotoGP next year.
    Thailand has subsequently emerged as a possible addition to what would become a 19-race calendar, with the Chang International Circuit in Buriram.
    The venue has a Grade A FIM classification and has hosted the World Superbike Championship in 2015 and '16 (pictured).
    Should Buriram join the calendar, it is believed it would join the late-season flyaway block that is currently Motegi, Phillip Island and Sepang on consecutive weekends.
    Rather than four races in four weekends, Buriram would be paired with Sepang and the sequence split into two double-headers separated by one weekend.
    The other mooted scenario would be to pair Thailand with the Qatar season opener, but that could raise concerns about its proximity to Buriram's World Superbike round in March.

    A vdo clip of Newin Chidchop talking about it


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