The Buriram International Circuit, also formally known as the Chang International Circuit, will host the first ever Thai round of the MotoGP Championship.
Situated in the town of Buriram, approximately 400km northeast from the country’s capital Bangkok, the Asian circuit designed by German architect Hermann Tilke, incorporates twelve turns, with some of the longest straights on the 2018 calendar.
Having hosted FIM Superbike World Championship racing at the venue since 2015, former World SuperSport rider Niki Tuuli will be looking to use his previous experience at the Thai circuit, to help him progress on board his Moto2 machine.
#66 Niki Tuuli
“I’m really looking forward to the Thailand Grand Prix because I like the track and have quite good memories from there already. It’s not a huge advantage to have already been to this circuit with World SuperSport because in Moto2 you need to use different lines, but it definitely helps to know the layout already. We had quite a good weekend in Aragon in terms of progression and we know now what we need to improve, so this is what I will be focusing on from the start of the weekend. I hope to use my previous experience at the track to allow me to focus more on adapting my riding to Moto2 and in turn get up to speed quicker.”