From the heat of Indonesia to the cold winds of Phillip Island, it’s back to blazing sun and high temperatures as the Repsol Honda Team arrive in Buriram for the third and final race of this triple header stint.
The scene of the crowning moment from Marc Marquez’s dominating 2019 World Championship, Buriram has seen the Repsol Honda Team enjoy some memorable moments in its three appearances on the World Championship calendar. At 4.55km long and with five left hand corners and seven rights, the Buriram International Circuit is characterized by heavy braking zones and high-speed battles.
Marc Marquez has won two of the three Thai GPs, taking a debut win when the circuit joined the calendar in 2018 and following it up with victory the following year. Both races saw the #93 fighting right until the end with Dovizioso (2018) and Quartararo (2019) and on the most recent visit, 2022, Marquez took a fighting fifth after an incredible Q1 performance. This year he will be looking to make more progress onboard the Honda RC213V and again fight to his maximum potential.
Another weekend mitigated by bad luck for Joan Mir in Australia saw his chance of points ended early by a racing incident. The objective of the Thai GP weekend will be put in a strong performance from early in the weekend in order to start ahead of the competition and find calmer space on track. Mir’s best result in Thailand is seventh, having missed the race there last year due to injury.
After this weekend there will be just one final push of the season remaining, another triple header to see out the year.