THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

PTT spends B80mn to back inaugural MotoGP

MOTOGP: PTT Plc has become the main sponsor of the first MotoGP in Thailand next year. The event, to be held at Chang International Circuit in Buriram from Oct 5-7, 2018, will be officially called the PTT Thailand Grand Prix.

Moto-GP
By Bangkok Post

Thursday 21 December 2017, 09:34AM


From left, Dorna Sports managing director Pau Serracanta, SAT governor Sakol Wannapong and PTT executive Auttapol Rerkpiboon at yesterday’s (Dec 20) press conference. Photo: via Bangkok Post

From left, Dorna Sports managing director Pau Serracanta, SAT governor Sakol Wannapong and PTT executive Auttapol Rerkpiboon at yesterday’s (Dec 20) press conference. Photo: via Bangkok Post

The one-year sponsorship contract is worth B80 million.

The announcement was made at a press conference held yesterday (Dec 20) and attended by Auttapol Rerkpiboon, chief operating officer of PTT’s Downstream Petroleum Business Group, Dorna Sports managing director Pau Serracanta, and Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) governor Sakol Wannapong.

Dorna Sports is the rights holder of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP).

The Thai government has secured a deal with Dorna Sports to host MotoGP for three years at Chang International Circuit.

Auttapol said, “PTT supports the government to host MotoGP in order to show the world that we have one of the best motorsport circuits in the world, and that we are able to host a world-class motorsport event as efficiently as other nations.

“We will welcome motorsport enthusiasts from all over the world to the event, which will help boost the country’s revenue. This is what the government is trying to achieve.

“We believe that MotoGP in Thailand will be among the best races in the world and impress the organisers, as well as riders and their teams and supporters from all over the world.

“We also hope that a large number of motorsport fans will avail this chance to enjoy their holidays in Thailand, and this is one of the government’s key objectives in hosting MotoGP.”

Thailand, through the SAT, has secured a three-year deal with Dorna Sports to host the Grand Prix from 2018 to 2020, with Buriram United International Circuit Co Ltd as the rights manager of Thailand’s first edition of MotoGP. It will be the 15th race of the 19-event world championship.

MotoGP is watched by more than 800 million people in over 200 countries.

World famous riders such as Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, will lead the cast in the 90-strong event.

Honda Team Asia’s Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, the only Thai to participate in the Moto3 World Championship throughout the season this year, will have the company of some local wildcard riders in Buriram.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, PTT is offering its customers a 25% discount on ticket prices for holders of the PTT Blue Card.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Police say investigation into Finnish girl’s death inconclusive

Whether she was a 'girl' or a woman' is immaterial, the fact that she has died is the cr...(Read More)


PPRP ‘seals deal’ to form coalition govt

So, 'translating' what the military sources are saying is that a few civilian parties are al...(Read More)


PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Road rage axe attack? Drugs found in rectum! Dark web bust sees 50 kids saved! || May 23

Did the police contact the Phuket based foreign Inspector .... for his expertise on how to extract t...(Read More)


May 4 approved as Coronation Day

...How many people he thinks do really benefit from those holidays ?Most Thai's are working anyw...(Read More)


Phuket braces for heavy weather, small boats advised to stay ashore

All chinese passengers, brace for heavy sea inpact before boarding coming days! You are warned! Rem...(Read More)


Phuket braces for heavy weather, small boats advised to stay ashore

Well, mr Wiwat, just covered himself (' I told you, not my responsible any further'). When...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

Haha...driver to check if had taken drugs/alcohol. How silly is that? Riding on the back of the tru...(Read More)


One billion baht found in teenage drug dealer’s accounts

Wow, a 19 years old thai man, in drugs business with more than 1 million thb in his personal account...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

And, day in, day out, many thai having been illegal staying/working in Korea of course return to Tha...(Read More)


Men arrested for axe-wielding road-rage attack on ambulance

These two morons are seriously primitive in their mental capacity and cerebral development. No way ...(Read More)