It was a positive beginning to the inaugural Grand Prix of Thailand for the Repsol Honda team when points-leader Marc Marquez finished fourth overall, a mere 0.098” off the top, on a sunny and hot day one at the Buriram International Circuit.
In both FP1 and FP2, Marc completed several fast laps immediately upon taking to the track, and then proceeded to work on his race pace, keeping a consistent, fast rhythm in both sessions.
There was also good progression through the day for Dani Pedrosa, who ended eighth overall, less than 3 hundredths of a second down on provisional pole-setter Andrea Dovizioso, after improving by over a second on his morning-session effort.
Free Practice Classification
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||1m29.287s (183.6 Km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2023)|
|Pole Position||1m29.287s (183.6 Km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2023)|
|Race Lap||1m30.178s (181.8 Km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2023)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Jorge Martin (Ducati)|
|2023 Winner||Jorge Martin (Ducati)|