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Track Information and History

The Chang International Circuit (also known as Buriram International Circuit because of alcohol restrictions) is a motorsport race track in Buriram, Thailand. The circuit was opened in 2014. This is the first FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grade A circuit in Thailand. The track's primary corporate sponsor is Chang Beer, named the track as part of the sponsorship. The project is the mastermind of wealthy local politician and former cabinet minister Newin Chidchob. Hermann Tilke was employed to design the masterplan, with the brief that as much of the track as possible should be viewable from the main 50,000 seat grandstand.

The circuit was also designed from the outset with night racing in mind and features floodlighting around its length to FIA standards. Another quirk is the addition of two large ponds inside the perimeter, designed to help air circulate around the complex to lessen the effects of Thailand's humidity.

The Japanese Super GT has visited Buriram since 2014. Also, the TCR International Series, TCR Asia Series and GT Asia Series scheduled to race at Burinam in October 2015, and the World Touring Car Championship in November 2015, and the Asian Le Mans Series in January 2016.

On March 22 2015, the first ever Thailand round of the World Superbike Championship was held at the circuit. Both of the Superbike races were won by UK rider Jonathan Rea and the World Supersport race was won by Thai rider Ratthapark Wilairot, much to the delight of the Thai spectators.

On June 23 2015 it was announced that the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia series would be visiting the circuit for the seventh and eighth rounds of the one-make series.

In September 2017, Dorna Sports confirmed that MotoGP will be held at Buriram International Circuit (Because of ThaiBev naming rights sponsorship being prohibited in some countries, Dorna is not permitted to use naming rights alcohol sponsorship on the circuit in official statements) starting with the 2018 season.

Track Layout and Changes
  • Buriram Chang Layout
    Buriram Chang A

    Length: 1.450 miles / 2.330 km

  • Buriram Chang Layout
    Buriram Chang B

    Length: 0.899 miles / 1.446 km

  • Buriram Chang Layout
    Buriram Chang C

    Length: 0.505 miles / 0.812 km

  • Buriram Chang Layout
    Buriram Chang D

    Length: 1.942 miles / 3.126 km

  • Buriram Chang Layout
    Buriram Chang E

    Length: 1.395 miles / 2.245 km

  • Buriram Chang Layout
    Buriram Chang Full

    Length: 2.830 miles / 4.554 km

Race Winners
Year Car Drivers Distance Speed
miles mph
Circuit Length: 2.830 miles / 4.554 km
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  • Travel and Transport

    How to get there and how to get around the track.

    The Chang International Circuit is located at Buriram in north eastern Thailand. The city has a small domestic airport, offering flights to and from Bangkok. This is around 40 minutes drive to the north of the circuit. Buriram is about 400 kms from Bangkok, a five-hour drive by car.

    The circuit itself is to the south of the city, next to the Buriram United football stadium, and can be accessed from Routes 218 or 219. Parking is available at the circuit

    FLIGHT: Bangkok - Buriram. 1 Flight Per day
    BUS: Buriram Airport - Buriram. 1 per day
    TRAIN: NOT WORTH IT

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  • Maps

    The map room. All maps covering the track and surround areas

    Buriram Chang Map 1 Buriram Chang Map 2 Buriram Chang Map 3 Buriram Chang Map 4 Buriram Chang Map 5 Buriram Chang Map 6

  • Hotels, Motels & Campsites
    HOTEL ADDRESS CONTACT LOCATION
    Cresco Hotel 333 Moo. 4, Buriram-Prakornchai Road, Tambon Isan, Ampur Muang, Buriram +66 44 634 901
    Ray Hotel 515 Moo 8 Tambon Isaan Ampor Muang Buriram 3100 +66 44 620 767
    Green At Buriram 689 Liang muang Road Ampur muang, Buriram Province 31000 +66 44 666 086
    Amari Buriram United 444 Moo 15 Buriram-Prakonchai Road, Buriram +66 44 111 444
    Thepnakorn Hotel 139 Moo 3, Isan, Muang, Buriram 31000 +66 44 613 400
    Best Western Royal Buriram Hotel +66 44 666 600
    X2 Vibe Buriram Hotel 405 Moo 10 Tambon Isan, Amphoe Mueang Buri Ram, Buri Ram, 31000, +66 44 634 678
    Bars
    BAR ADDRESS CONTACT LOCATION
    The Swan Bar
    Baanthal Bar & Restaurent
    Check in Buriram
    Tulip Boutique 514/10-11 Harnchana Road, Tambong Nai Mueang Buriram +66 44 612 032
    Paddy’s Irish Bar 90/79-80 Anuwat Rd, Nai Mueang Buriram +66 44 620 441
    Bamboo Bar 14/13 Romburi Road, Nai Mueang, Buriram +66 44 625 577
    Track Researched By: Ian Chicken
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