MotoGP testing heads for Buriram, Thailand – the newest venue on the race calendar for 2018.
New country, new culture, new challenge… It’s time for Chang International Circuit in Buriram to debut in MotoGP, with a three-day test giving the grid their first taste of the track ahead of the first ever PTT Thailand Grand Prix in October.
So where is Buriram? About five hours from Bangkok, in the north east of the country. The 4.6km track, built in 2014, has so far only challenged WorldSBK to its five right-and seven left-handers. That means it’s a total reset from Sepang – where Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) was fastest, putting in the quickest ever laptime around the track – and there’s a new whole new set of records to be established.
Preparations for 2018 are now at full speed – so who will stake an early claim on Buriram? The test action kicks off on February 16th – to keep up to date with all MotoGP news, and check out a brilliant video teaser of the Thailand test, click HERE.