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Thailand to host 2015 WSBK round
The Chang International Circuit will host the World Superbike round in March
The Thai circuit
THAILAND are to host their first World Superbike race at the Chang International circuit in March next year.
Dorna and the FIM have announced today that this will be one of the new circuits in the World Superbike calendar for next season.
Chang International Circuit, in Buriram, Thailand, will host the WSBK race after an agreement between DWO and local organisers have signed a 3-year contract.
The homologation procedure was approved by both FIM and Dorna verifying that both the track and the facilities are up to standard and qualify to welcome the world series.
Newin Chidchob, Chang International Circuit President, said: “Chang International Circuit is located in Buriram, one of the northeastern provinces of Thailand, and can accommodate up to 40,000 spectators.
"The track is 4.554 km in length, and its 12 corners are designed to support the highest speeds. Last October the circuit hosted the Buriram United Super GT race, with a crowd figure of 131,000 spectators and hundreds of media covering the event.
"We look forward to hosting our first world competition for motorcycles and we are proud this will be the eni FIM Superbike World Championship.”
FIM President, Vito Ippolito, explained: “One of the objectives of the FIM is to have races on every continent. The Asian people are very enthusiastic about motorcycling and having Thailand in the 2015 calendar is a real honour and achievement for all of us and very important for the sport!”
There are already 12 confirmed circuits for 2015, which the Thai round is joining, however Dorna and FIM are finalising the calendar which will be published later in November with a maximum of 15 rounds.
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