After the World Superbike's positive experience, also the MotoGP is coming to Thailand for the 15th round of the 2018 World Championship that is held from 5th to 7th October at the Chang International Circuit.
It has been built with a 54 million Euro investment and has been inaugurated in October 2014. It is called after the name of a local make of beer.
The track has been designed by the German architect Hermann Tilke and it's 410 km North of the capital Bangkok, in the Buriram region, that in the local language means “town of happiness”.
Unlike their Superbike colleagues, the MotoGP riders should enjoy lower temperatures: the historical average for this area in October is 30 degrees Celsius, anyhow quite enough.
The riders of the premier class have become familiar with the track in February with 3 days of tests.
The track's layout alternates very long straightways that end with a hard braking session with second and third gear curves where gaining the right pace is essential.
Various drivers have noticed similarities with the Red Bull Ring, others with the Circuit of the Americas.
Brembo's engineers, who assist 100 per cent of the MotoGP 2018 drivers, believe that the Chang International Circuit falls within the category of demanding circuits for the brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 5 it has earned 4 on the difficulty index, the same score given to Jerez, Aragon and Brno.