As they waited to mount their RC213V race machines tomorrow for the second winter test of 2018, at Thailand’s Buriram International Circuit, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa today had the opportunity to enjoy a few laps on the new-entry track aboard a Honda Scoopy i scooter.
Measuring just 4.6 kilometres and located around 400 km northeast of Bangkok, the Hermann Tilke-designed track will host three days of testing. Later in the season, on 5-7 October, MotoGP will make its Grand Prix debut.
Designed by German architect Herman Tilke, the Buriram International Circuit opened in 2014 and will see MotoGP™ making its debut this season. Located around 410km northeast from the country’s capital of Bangkok, the town of Buriram in the Buriram province literally translates into “city of happiness”, and its typically hot… read more.
|Length||4.6 km / 2.83 miles|
|Width||12 metres / 39.37 ft.|
|Longest straight||1 km / 3280.84 ft.|
444 Moo 15 Buriram Chang Wat Buri Ram 31000, Thailand - View in Google Maps
|Track Best lap (Q1 Best Lap)||1m30.031s (181.9Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|
|Pole Position||1m30.088s (182.0Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m31.471s (179.2.0Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|
|Race Time||39'55.722 (177.9Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|