Some MotoGP riders have met Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha during a visit to the country’s capital city Bangkok as build up to the second official pre-season test at the Buriram International Circuit.
The 2018 MotoGP season has the new Thailand round scheduled for October 5-7.
Johann Zarco 05 (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Jack Miller 43 (Alma Pramac Racing), Takaaki Nakagami 30 (LCR Honda Idemitsu), Alex Rins 42 (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone 29 (Team Suzuki Ecstar) were on hand to introduce MotoGP to Thailand ahead of its maiden round in the country in October.
As part of a whistle-stop promotional day, the riders met and exchanged gifts with Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and Secretary of Sports and Tourism Pongpanu Svetarundra.
The MotoGP riders also went for a tour of Wat Arun “Temple of Dawn” in Bangkok and attended a press conference with the local Thai media.
The Riders were also shown a Government House built in 1925 by an Italian architect to resemble the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice.
The MotoGP riders will now Northeast of Bangkok to the Chang International Circuit in Buriram for a three-day test on February 16-18.