Thailand’s Buriram Circuit poised to join MotoGP calendar
August 29, 2017
Thailand’s Buriram Circuit is set to sign a three-year deal to join the MotoGP calendar from the 2018 season this week, series promoter Dorna has announced.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive of commercial rights holders Dorna Sports, will join Sakon Wannapong, the governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, at a formal contract signing in Bangkok on Thursday.
The race is expected to be added towards the end of the motorsport’s expanded 19-race calendar, with the current Asian Pacific triple-header set to be reshuffled in order to accommodate the Thai venue.
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The Buriram Circuit, which is located in the North East of Thailand, already hosts a World Superbike round and MotoGP teams will experience their new surroundings for the first time during February’s winter testing dates.
The addition of Thailand and Finland, who agreed a deal earlier this month to stage a race from 2019, could see the MotoGP calendar surpass the 20-race mark in the near future.