February 27-28, 2018   |   Chang International Circuit, THAILAND

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CIRCUIT INFO

The Buriram International Circuit (known as Chang International Circuit (ช้าง อินเตอร์เนชั่นแนล เซอร์กิต) for commercial purposes, but listed by its non-commercial name because of alcohol restrictions in some countries) is amotorsport race track in Buriram, Buriram Province, Thailand. The circuit was opened in 2014. This is the first FIAGrade 1 and FIM Grade A circuit in Thailand. The track’s primary corporate sponsor is Chang Beer, named the track as part of the sponsorship. (However, because of rules in France and Qatar, the circuit uses the non-commercial name in FIM documentation.)

The Japanese Super GT has visited Buriram since 2014. Also, the TCR International Series, TCR Asia Series and GT Asia Series is scheduled to race at Burinam in October 2015, and the World Touring Car Championship in November 2015, and the Asian Le Mans Series in January 2016.

On March 22 2015, the first ever Thailand round of the World Superbike Championship was held at the circuit. Both of the Superbike races were won by UK rider Jonathan Rea and the World Supersport race was won by Thai rider Ratthapark Wilairot, much to the delight of the Thai spectators.[2]

On June 23 2015 it was announced that the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia series would be visiting the circuit for the seventh and eighth rounds of the one-make series.[3]

On March 12 2016, the second Thailand round of the World Superbike Championship was held. UK rider Jonathan Rea again won race 1, UK rider Tom Sykes won race 2. The World Supersport race was won by the French riderJules Cluzel. [4]

On March 11 2017, the third Thailand round of the World SuperBike Championship took place. UK rider Jonathan Rea scored his hattrick of race 1 wins at the circuit and also won race 2. The World Supersport race was won by Italian rider Federico Caricasulo, local Thai rider Decha Kraisart came second. [5]

In September 2017, Dorna Sports confirmed that MotoGP will be held at Buriram International Circuit (Because ofThaiBev naming rights sponsorship being prohibited in some countries, Dorna is not permitted to use naming rights alcohol sponsorship on the circuit in official statements) in the name Thailand motorcycle Grand Prix starting since season 2018.[6]

Location :Buriram, Isan, Thailand  |  Major events :FIM MotoGPSBK, WTCC, Super GT, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia  |  Lenght : 4.554 km (2.830 mi)  |  Turns : 12  |  Grade :FIA 1 &

FIM A  |  Surface : Asphalt  |  Opened : 4 October 2014  |  Lap record :1:25.441 (Daiki Sasaki, Kondō Racing, 2014, Super GT)  |  Capacity :50,000 (grandstand) + 50,000 (berm) = 100,000 total capacity[1]

Website : www.bric.co.th

PROGRAMME

DAY/TIME ACTIVITIES/CLASS STATUS PROGRAMME
Tuesday – 27th February 2018
0800 – 0810 Riders Briefing
0900 – 0940 (40min) AP250 Practice 1
0950 – 1040 (50min) SS600 Practice 1
1050 – 1120 (30min) UB150 Practice 1
1130 – 1210 (40min) AP250 Practice 2
1220 – 1310 (50min) SS600 Practice 2
1340 – 1410 (30min) UB150 Practice 2
1420 – 1500 (40min) AP250 Practice 3
1510 – 1600 (50min) SS600 Practice 3
1610 – 1640 (30min)  UB150 Practice 3
Wednesday – 28th February 2018
0900 – 0940 (40min) AP250 Practice 4
0950 – 1040 (50min) SS600 Practice 4
1050 – 1120 (30min) UB150 Practice 4
1130 – 1210 (40min) AP250 Practice 5
1220 – 1310 (50min) SS600 Practice 5
1340 – 1410 (30min) UB150 Practice 5
1420 – 1500 (40min) AP250 Practice 6
1510 – 1600 (50min) SS600 Practice 6
1610 – 1640 (30min)  UB150 Practice 6
* As of 27th January 2018 (Subjected To Changes)

NEWS

MEDIA GALLERY

PHOTO

ARRC2018 | Official Test – Day 2
ARRC2018 | Official Test - Day 2

ARRC2018 | Official Test – Day 1
ARRC2018 | Official Test - Day 1

ARRC2018 | Official Test – Setup Day
ARRC2018 | Official Test - Setup Day