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Help make this the best event  in Thai history, says Minister

Help make this the best event in Thai history, says Minister

SATURDAY, February 17, 2018

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, has asked people all over Thailand to work together to make a success of the inaugural PTT Thailand Grand Prix, which he vowed would be the biggest sporting event in Thai history.

Weerasak attended the Winter Test at the Chang International Circuit in Buri Ram, where the 15th round of the MotoGP series will take place on October 7.
“As this historic MotoGP event belongs to all Thais, it’s necessary to receive cooperation from all sectors to provide impressive hospitality to more than 100,000 tourists from all over the world and help generate [the maximum] revenue nationwide,” said Weerasak.

Help make this the best event  in Thai history, says Minister
The Minister specifically asked for the support of nearby provinces to provide transport and accommodation to visitors and showpiece Thai hospitality at its best.
“It will be the biggest event in , with over 800 million TV viewers all over the world, second only to the World Cup and Olympics. So we should take this opportunity to make the best impression and promote our country,” added the minister.

Help make this the best event  in Thai history, says Minister
Weerasak also pointed out that the ministry would create the awareness of good disciplinary from professional riders to raise concerns on riding safety among young locals.
Meanwhile, Sport Authority of Thailand governor Sakon Wannapong led a caravan of around 1,000 Big Bike riders, including actor and singer Somchai Kemglad and A.P. Honda president Yoichi Mizutani, from Bangkok to the Chang International Circuit as a part of the Winter Test promotion.

Help make this the best event  in Thai history, says Minister
“We started with 500 people, then more joined us along the way to make it around 1,000 bikes when we arrived at the circuit,” the SAT governor said.
Chang International Circuit president Newin Chidchob was full of confidence that his team was 100 per cent ready to host the MotoGP event after more than three years’ experience of organising a series of international circuits.
Later in the evening, other promotional activitiesm such as a Thailand Grand Expo and Big Bike Party, plus concerts by rock legends like Billy Ogan, Pe Hi-Rock and Thanapon Intharit were held and drew moderate attention from people in the province.
On the track, reigning world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez was good to his word and improved on his open-day effort to be fastest of the riders on the second day of practice.

Help make this the best event  in Thai history, says Minister