Buriram revs up for MotoGP with supercar series

sports May 25, 2018 01:00

By LERPONG AMSA-NGIAM

THE NATION

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BURIRAM WILL host the Chang Super GT touring-car race at the Chang International Circuit from June 30-July 1, as it revs up for Thailand’s first taste of top-tier motorcycle racing.



The northeastern racetrack will use the fourth stop on the Super GT series as a tune-up for the Thai debut of MotoGP in October. Two teams will represent Thailand in the international touring-car race – Arto Panther Team Thailand and Est Cola by AAS.

“Since we opened the Chang International Circuit in 2014 with the Super GT race, we have witnessed a growing enthusiasm for motorsport among Thais,” said Newin Chidchob, Chang International Circuit president.

“Having Arto Panther and Est Cola in the race shows that Thais are capable of running teams in a world-class race, and they are set to bring fame to the country here,” he added.

Newin Chidchob, middle, in a photo session

Super GT is one of the world’s top motorsport events with more than 100 million followers globally. It brings together luxury vehicles souped up with advanced technology, including the Lexus LC500, Honda NSX-GT, and Nissan GT-R in the GT500 Class, and Toyota, Subaru, Lexus, Nissan, Lotus, Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche supercars, as well as the Lamborghini Huracan and Bentley Continental in the GT300 Class.

Local and international fans will also be able to enjoy shopping and leisure attractions at the Buriram Castle park, as the Tourism Authority of Thailand pulls out all the stops during race week.

Tickets for the Super GT weekend are available at 7-Eleven stores and at www.allticket.com, with discounts of 25 per cent for grandstand seats and 50 per cent discount for the side-stand if you buy a Chang product or flash a PTT Blue card or keys to a Honda or Yamaha bike, or a Toyota car.

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