It's now official: the Thailand Grand Prix has been confirmed, and will take place at the Buriram track (where SBK has already raced) for a period of 3 years, from 2018 to 2020. Confirmation came in Bangkok, where an agreement has been signed by Sakon Wannapong, the Governor of the Sport Authority of Thailand, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO.
"Thailand is a big consumer of bikes and they are happy to use MotoGP to develop tourism here in Thailand - commented Ezpeleta - The Superbike contract will also be renewed in the near future. MotoGP has had a lot of interest in Thailand, and it’s sure to be a Grand Prix with a lot of interest from everyone. We need to fix some of the dates but the calendar is finished, and I hope we can soon announce the draft calendar for 2018.”