World Superbike first visited Thailand in 2014. Since then, the state-of-the-art venue in Buriram has been part of the WorldSBK circuit, beloved by riders and fans alike. It’s a chance for enthusiasts to see the “best of the best” race on their superbikes, outfitted with motorcycle OEM parts and accessories. Here’s a brief guide to WorldSBK Thailand.
The WorldSBK Thailand competition takes place at Chang International Circuit, Buriram, in March. At 400 km northeast of Bangkok, the Buriram province is approximately five hours’ driving time from the country’s capital.
The venue opened in 2014 and became the site of the first WorldSBK visit to Thailand in 2015. Racers competed on a variety of superbikes that were outfitted with parts and accessories such as Honda OEM parts.
German Hermann Tilke, known for designing tracks such as the United States’ Circuit of the Americas, Spain’s Motorland Aragon and Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, designed Chang International Circuit. Circuit designer Tilke is an engineer and a racing driver.
For the racing enthusiast who wishes to take in the World SBK and enjoy the surroundings, shopping, restaurants and nightlife are just some of the recreational offerings in Buriram. Those who enjoy soccer may choose to enjoy a match at the 32,000-capacity I-Mobile Stadium, the home of Buriram United Football Club.
The WorldSBK Thailand typically holds three races throughout the competition weekend in March. The Paddock Show on Saturday includes qualifying and race podium shows and rider meet ‘n’ greets, while the Stadium Show on Sunday includes the race and race podium shows. Visitors enjoy strolling the scene, checking out the riders’ machines and their expensive and sometimes cheap motorcycle tires, parts, and accessories.
If you have dreams of racing in the WorldSBK, start preparing today! Browse online suppliers’ sites and update your bike with the motorcycle OEM parts that can make you a world-class competitor.