The emergence of Thailand in the motorsport is still remarkable. In a matter of three years, the country located in southeast asia, has assumed the organization of a round of the World Motocross and World Superbike. With a greater tradition biker, the construction of the Chang International Circuit under the premise of the FIM, but also of the FIA, has allowed the country to be opened to the motorsport. There is still a long way to go, but the next weekend the country will give a new step. The WTCC and will debut at the Chang International Circuit next weekend.
the construction of The Chang International Circuit has had a cost of 38 million pounds and began in 2013. This sports complex was promoted by the former minister Newin Chidchob and his great peculiarity is that it is one of the few circuits that has the boxes under the main grandstand. The path of 4.554 meters has a total of 12 curves, 5 left and 7 right. This is a track with three long straights, without doubt, will delight fans that are looking for maneuvers to the limit and overtaking in the WTCC.
A path that has lived a calendar intense in the last year. The first race was in October 2014 when you played a test of the Super GT japanese. Up to 130,000 people gathered at the path to see the successes of Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter. Already in 2015, the World Superbike championship also debuted on this track, with the numbers of spectators similar. Jonathan Rea won the two races of the championship at the Chang International Circuit, although the local party is broke thanks to Ratthapark Wilairot, local rider that got the victory in the World Supersport.
Now it is the turn of the WTCC to visit the Chang International Circuit, the circuit is located in Buriram, 410 kilometers from Bangkok. Buriram, which in the local language translates as ‘City of Happiness’, will also witness the participation of a local rider in the first round of the WTCC in Thailand. Will be Tin Sritrai, a pilot of 26 years will be at the controls of the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1, which will be used in Qatar, the Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah. It will be difficult for Tin Sritrai get a success, although Thailand may be in the subsequent as the stage that crowned double champion of the fia WTCC ‘Pechito’ López.