Yes the government has given the go-ahead for Grand Prix racing for three years, commencing in 2018, with the most likely venue being the Chang International Circuit in Buriram.
There is a lot of work ahead before racing begins however but there shouldn’t be any issues that would prevent motorcycle racing of the highest standard coming to Thailand.
Dorna, who hold the television rights for MotoGP, would have to sanction the move and a substantial amount of money thought to be close to 900m baht would be required to fund the race over the three year period.
October is likely to be pencilled in as a possible date as the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang, takes place during October.
The Buriram circuit was opened in 2014 and is the first FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grade A circuit in Thailand. With a capacity of 100,000 (50,000 in the grandstand) it is ideally suited to the venture.
This is a huge step in the right direction for Thailand and its tourist industry.
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