PTT named title sponsor of Thailand Grand Prix 2018
By Shantanu Srivastav | December 20, 2017
MotoGP has announced Thai company PTT as the title sponsor of the Thailand Grand Prix, which is set to take place from 5th to 7th October 2018.
As part of the agreement, government-owned PTT is aiming to attract motorsport enthusiasts and boost sports tourism.
Auttapol Rerkpiboon, chief operating officer – Downstream Petroleum Business Group, PTT Plc. said: “PTT supports the government to host MotoGP in order to show the world that we have one of the best motorsport circuits in the world, and that we are able to host a world-class motorsport event as efficiently as other nations.
“PTT and Thais are exceptionally proud to host the Grand Prix and welcome motorsport enthusiasts from all over the world, which will help boost the country’s revenue.
“We also believe that a large number of motorsport fans will also take this chance to enjoy their holiday in the country, and this is one of the government’s key objectives in hosting MotoGP.”
Pau Serracanta, managing director – Dorna Sports, added: ”We are thrilled to begin racing in Buriram in collaboration with PTT. This agreement marks an important and valuable investment in the Thailand GP for everyone concerned and will surely prove a key contributory factor to the success of the the newest event on the calendar – from its debut onward.”