From the heat of Indonesia to the cold winds of Phillip Island, it’s back to blazing sun and high temperatures as the Repsol Honda Team arrive in Buriram for the third and final race of this triple header stint.

The scene of the crowning moment from Marc Marquez’s dominating 2019 World Championship, Buriram has seen the Repsol Honda Team enjoy some memorable moments in its three appearances on the World Championship calendar. At 4.55km long and with five left hand corners and seven rights, the Buriram International Circuit is characterized by heavy braking zones and high-speed battles.

Marc Marquez has won two of the three Thai GPs, taking a debut win when the circuit joined the calendar in 2018 and following it up with victory the following year. Both races saw the #93 fighting right until the end with Dovizioso (2018) and Quartararo (2019) and on the most recent visit, 2022, Marquez took a fighting fifth after an incredible Q1 performance. This year he will be looking to make more progress onboard the Honda RC213V and again fight to his maximum potential.

Another weekend mitigated by bad luck for Joan Mir in Australia saw his chance of points ended early by a racing incident. The objective of the Thai GP weekend will be put in a strong performance from early in the weekend in order to start ahead of the competition and find calmer space on track. Mir’s best result in Thailand is seventh, having missed the race there last year due to injury.

After this weekend there will be just one final push of the season remaining, another triple header to see out the year.

Marc Marquez

“From Australia to Thailand, I am not sure there is a bigger change in temperature on the calendar. It was a complicated weekend for a number of reasons in Australia, so let’s now focus on the race we have in front of us. Buriram has been a good circuit to us in the past, I won the 2019 title there and we took fifth there last year as well. Of course things are always changing in MotoGP and nothing is certain, as always we arrive and see what’s possible – then work from there.”

Joan Mir

“We arrive at the last of three intense races in a row, but our focus and determination is exactly the same. Last weekend was complicated, but the Honda has been strong here in Thailand in the past so let’s see what is possible this coming weekend. Buriram is a really different track compared to Phillip Island, also the weather looks a little bit warmer! As such, it will be important to adapt the bike early and well.”

MotoGP 2023

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 366 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
2 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 339 Pramac Racing Ducati
3 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 293 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
4 Binder Brad 33 RSA 224 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 187 Pramac Racing Ducati
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 185 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
7 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 170 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
8 Marini Luca 10 ITA 148 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS 144 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
10 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 134 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
11 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 115 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
12 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 86 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
13 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 79 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
14 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 76 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
15 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 67 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
16 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 65 Repsol Honda Team Honda
17 Rins Alex 42 SPA 54 LCR Honda Honda
18 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 50 LCR Honda Honda
19 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 42 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
20 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 39 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
21 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 32 KTM Test Team KTM
22 Mir Joan 36 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda
23 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 12 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
24 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 9 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
25 Folger Jonas 94 GER 9 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
26 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 8 Repsol Honda Team Honda
27 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
28 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
29 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 3 Yamaha Test Team Yamaha
30 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda
Location Information

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.
Left corners 5
Right corners 7
Longest straight 1 km / 3280.84 ft.
Constructed 2014
Modified /

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)