Organisers unveil Thailand GP trophy, start countdown
The Thailand Grand Prix trophy was unveiled on Thursday as the local organisers of the MotoGP event invited fans to join the 22-day countdown to the race in Buri Ram.
The third edition of tournament will kick off on Sept 30 with the race taking place on Oct 2.
Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the trophy's design was inspired by the light phenomenon at the Phanom Rung Stone Castle, which is Buri Ram's pride.
"Only three weeks remain until the start of the event and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, representing the Thai government and people, is highly confident that the country is fully prepared for the event.
"The ministry will send a working committee to inspect the readiness on Sept 28.
"Efforts are afoot to promote sports tourism through this event and also highlight the local culture, day-to-day life and OTOP products made by the local communities in Buri Ram."
Buri Ram governor Thatchakorn Hatathathayakul said: "The province will be hosting the exhilarating event for the third time, and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards and ensuring the three-day event runs smoothly.
"This event will help showcase to the world the best products of Buri Ram ranging from its silk and traditional fabrics to local delicacies and handicrafts."
Motorsport fans planning to attend the Thai MotoGP can purchase tickets at All Ticket at 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide or visit www.allticket.com.