MotoGP is set to head to Thailand. The news broke via a release on the Facebook page of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), stating that during the recent Italian GP at Mugello, an agreement has been made with Dorna, the Spanish company that organises the championship.
The track in question is Buriram, in the north-east of Thailand, a town that has recently become an important sporting hub. The weekend on which the Thai MotoGP is set to take place is 5-7 October 2018, an event that will complete the long-haul run of races, coming after Japan, Australia and Malaysia. The Sports Authority release also reveals that the agreement has been reached after lengthy negotiations, but that the rights should be guaranteed for at least three years, so up until 2020.
Official confirmation will, according to Dorna, follow shortly. Then, the circus that revolves around the championship could bring millions of dollars to what was once one of the poorest provinces in the country.