Thailand to host 2019 MotoGP

KTMphil

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[FONT=charis_silregular]Coming in 2019.........(Article says 2018, maybe incorrect, not finalized we're told)

The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) announced yesterday that it had reached an agreement with commercial and television rights holder Dorna Sports to stage MotoGP races in the Kingdom for three years, starting next year.


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[FONT=charis_silregular]The deal was made during a meeting between SAT governor Sakol Wannapong and Dorna Sports executives at the weekend in Italy.[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]The 2018 race in Thailand will take place from Oct 5-7 and is expected to be held at Buriram International Circuit.[/FONT]
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[FONT=charis_silregular]The event will be organised ahead of races in Japan, Australia and Malaysia, the SAT said.[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]Dorna Sports will soon send the SAT a formal letter of confirmation.[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]There will be 20 MotoGP races next year including three new venues -- Thailand and Kazakhstan and Finland.[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]Meanwhile, Andrea Dovizioso overcame pre-race sickness to win his home Italian Grand Prix for Ducati on Sunday while Spaniard Maverick Vinales finished second on a Yamaha to increase his MotoGP lead to 26 points.[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]Italian riders also triumphed in the other two events with Mattia Pasini of Kalex taking the Moto2 title and Andrea Migno of KTM finishing first in Moto3.[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]"This win is a dream come true," said the 31-year-old Dovizioso, who had been feeling poorly overnight but eventually beat Vinales by 1.281sec.[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]"The home crowds helped me."[/FONT]
[FONT=charis_silregular]The next race will be at Barcelona this weekend. bangkok post/agencies




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http://m.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/1263271/thailand-to-host-motogp
 

KTMphil

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[h=1]Thailand poised to join the MotoGP™ calendar[/h]

[FONT=&quot]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.

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[FONT=&quot]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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Cr: http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2017/08/28/thailand-poised-to-join-the-motogp-calendar/238573
 

Maoser

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That's great news.

Will be my first ever one.

Worth doing a nice 3 or 4 day ride out around those parts as part of it. I always love the cold beer and warm girls up around Isaan way. :D
 
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