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Moto GP coming to Buriram?

Post by Vital Spark » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:15 pm

That'll be a nice excuse for a trip northeast if it comes off. :wink:

B300m set aside to bid for MotoGP
The cabinet on Tuesday allocated 300 million baht to pay for the right to organise MotoGP, the world's motorcycle racing championship, for three years.

The budget would be for the annual rights fee of 100 million baht for the expected organisation of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) from 2018 to 2020, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said. For organisational costs, the government planned to later raise a fund with the private sector.

The Tourism and Sports Ministry proposed the project as Dorna Sports Group, the rights owner, planned to increase the number of host countries of the popular championship to 21 next year from 18.

Finland was already additionally included and the rights owner would choose two more countries. Thailand, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Hungary are vying for the right, Lt Gen Sansern said.

Thailand's victory will boost the country's image because the tournaments are broadcast live to over 600 million viewers in more than 200 countries. It will also boost confidence among tourists and investors, he said.

As Buriram United International Circuit was viewed as the only standard venue in the country for the championship, the spokesman said income could be distributed in Buri Ram and nearby provinces.

The participation would also promote the motorcycle industry, related industries and benefit motorsports in the country, he said.

Application for the right must be officially filed within next month, Lt Gen Sansern said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/ ... for-motogp
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Post by buksida » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:46 pm

Buri Ram track ‘very boring’ for champ Rossi
Nine-time World Grand Prix winner Valentino Rossi dismissed the Buriram International Circuit as “not interesting”, as Thailand bids to host its maiden MotoGP at the venue in October next year, according to an article on motorsport.com on Thursday.

The Italian star visited the circuit two years ago for a promotional activity with his sponsor Yamaha and was not happy with the venue, according to his interview with the website journalist.

“The track is not interesting. It’s very boring, has not a lot of corners, just long straights. I think it’s not the best place to go. And also where is the track is quite bad, it’s far from everything,” he said in the article.

Thailand earlier this month got the green light from MotoGP promoter Dorna Sport to host the world’s premier motorcycle racing event from 2018-20. The first edition will be held from October 5-7 next year. Thailand will have to pay Bt400 million as licence fee for three years. Bt100 million is being raised from the public sector and the rest from the private sector.

The 38-year-old Italian was also quoted as saying: “So I’m not very happy to go to Thailand, essentially, on that track. But if we have to go, we’ll go.”

Buriram is the only racing circuit in Thailand which meets FIM standards and has hosted international races such as the World Super Bike, Asia Road Racing and GT Series Asia. – The Nation

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Post by buksida » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:30 pm

Thailand poised to join the MotoGP calendar

Contract set to be signed on Thursday in Bangkok

Thailand is poised to join the MotoGP calendar from 2018, with Sakon Wannapong, the Governor of Sport Authority of Thailand, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports CEO, set to sign the contract on Thursday 31st August in a ceremony in Bangkok chaired by his excellency General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, will also be in attendance for the historic occasion.

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta will fly to Bangkok this week to finalise and sign the contract, with the Grand Prix to be held in Buriram from 2018 until 2020.

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Post by RCer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:47 pm

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Re: Moto GP coming to Buriram?

Post by Vital Spark » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:23 am

Great news! I'll volunteer to entertain Rossi so that he doesn't get bored.

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