The Cabinet on Wednesday resolved tht Thailand would host premier motorcycle racing championship MotoGP for five more years until 2025 to stimulate its tourism and economy.
Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the resolution responded to the proposal from the Tourism and Sports Ministry. The extension of the racing organization would boost national image and income, he said.
“During the racing event, which last three to four days, there will be employment and tourism income and the local economy will be stimulated,” Anutin said.
However, he said he did not know when the racing would resume amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. This year’s Thailand MotoGP, the second of the 2020 calendar, was postponed indefinitely from March 20-22 due to the pandemic.