MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018

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MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018

Post by buksida » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:26 am

Saw this poster stuck on a 7-11 yesterday.
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Tickets available online here: https://www.allticket.com/findex.html?d=1516418794528
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Post by StevePIraq » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:07 pm

Great that Thailand has secured this event, just a shame it is in Buriram, so far from most places. Rossi said he was disappointed location as the track is boring, just a series on long straights.
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Post by Gregjam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:30 am

Although the tickets are not expensive the biggest problem will be finding a place to stay if you want to be close to the circuit. All the good hotel rooms are already snapped up by the package dealers at extortionate prices. Probably best to make a holiday based in Korat and drive in on the days in question. Would also allow for the other half to have a choice of doing something else while you go to the races. As usual with these events, the closer you are to the venue the more you will be ripped off.

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Post by Vital Spark » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:51 pm

Drats! We'll be back in blighty then - would have loved to watch it here in Thailand.

You're right, Gregjam. Accommodation is going to be a big problem, unless they allow camping at the circuit which is not a hardship in the lovely, warm temperatures at that time of year.

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On the road to Buriram: first stop Bangkok
Ahead of MotoGP's first trip to Buriram, a few of the riders visited the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, to soak in some culture and get to know the Southeast Asian nation – with Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing), Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) and Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone beginning their day with a trip to Wat Arun.

The stunning Wat Arun (or ‘Temple of Dawn’) is a true jewel of the city, and there the riders were received by a Thai dance display and a traditional puppet exhibition. At the temple, they met the Permanent Secretary of Sports and Tourism, Mr. Pongpanu Svetarundra, who welcomed the riders to Thailand and gave them flower garlands and a silk loin cloth, which is typical of the Buriram region.

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2018/02/1 ... kok/249566
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Post by buksida » Fri May 04, 2018 12:22 pm

Tourism in Buri Ram revs up for Thai Grand Prix
Tourism preparation is underway to ensure that the appropriate accessibility and facilities are in place for the country’s first ever Grand Prix (MotoGP) in Buri Ram in October, when the province plays host to more than 200,000 visitors from around the world.

Anan Wongbenjarat, Director General of the Department of Tourism (DOT) led a team of officials to visit local communities over the weekend to prepare for the mobile cabinet meeting in Buri Ram and Surin next week (May 7-8). The authorities also followed up on the DOT policies to support local efforts to improve tourism facilities such as wheelchair ramps, walkways, clean toilets, and information centres.

Tourism development to generate income for local communities will be one of the main topics of discussion during the mobile cabinet meeting next week. During his visit, Mr Anan presided over the building of wheelchair ramps and walkways at the community souvenir shop of Ban Khok Mueang in Prakhon Chai District. The project adheres to the DOT’s Tourism 'For All' policy to improve accessibility for visitors across the board. He also handed over a number of bicycles to support community-based tourism in the region.

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Re: MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018

Post by buksida » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:56 pm

Reminder that this is on next month. Anyone going?

I've booked up for the Malaysian GP at Sepang as it is half the price of the Thai one - go figure.
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Re: MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018

Post by Gregjam » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:16 pm

Would have gone but for the lack of hotel rooms available unless you buy into a package. Would look to go next year but suspect it will be the same issue with getting a room even remotely close to the circuit.

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Re: MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018

Post by Aussie69 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:33 am

I'm interested to go in 2019

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Re: MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, Oct 2018

Post by buksida » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:05 am

Buriram ready for the big day
Thailand is ready to stage its first MotoGP race in Buri Ram next week, organisers said on Monday.

The inaugural PTT Thailand Grand Prix will be held at Chang International Circuit in the northeastern province from Oct 5-7.

Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat told a press conference that more than 100,000 tourists are expected to visit the country and the province during the event.

"We are ready to take care of participants, fans and Thai and foreign tourists who will visit Buri Ram,'' he said.

"The event is expected to generate billions of baht."

He claimed the event will be watched on TV by some 800 million people worldwide.

"This is an important step for Thailand to show it can host a world-class sporting event," Weerasak said.

Thailand has secured the rights to stage the MotoGP for three years.

Ruj Saeng-udom, deputy governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, said the SAT, as the main organiser, will do its best to make the event a success.

"This is an opportunity for our country to earn global recognition. The Thailand Grand Prix will put the country on the global motorsport map. It will also help promote Thailand's tourism and economy and make the country a world-class sports destination," he said.

Buri Ram governor Anusorn Kaewkangwan said: "We have prepared everything for the convenience of a large number of visitors who will flock the province."

Tanaisiri Chanvitayarom, managing director of Buri Ram International Circuit Co which owns Chang International Circuit, said the company has been working hard with parties concerned to ensure that every thing is in top condition during the race week.

During the event, there will also be several activities including a Muay Thai Expo featuring legendary fighters Samart Payak-aroon and Somluck Kamsing, and concerts by Waan Thanakrit, Atom Chanakant, Getsunova and BNK48.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports ... he-big-day

Lets hope we don't get anyone going the wrong way round the circuit ... :duck:
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