The MotoGP circus arrives in Thailand for the first time in its history, even if the World SBK has been running here for four seasons. It will be the twenty-ninth country to host the top class of motorcycling racing since 2005 after Turkey and China, both off-schedule for years. In this last decade it will be the fourth brand new GP after Aragon in 2010, Austin in 2013 and Rio Hondo in 2014. As always, an unprecedented circuit for everyone, riders and houses, can lead to reversals and surprises, as already happened in many famous cases during the MotoGP era. Going back to the main “first” of tracks that are now become important in the world calendar, we can discover interesting details.

But let’s start from Losail, Qatar, perhaps the most unusual Grand Prix for twelve years now, for the “detail” of the desert location. In the very first edition in 2004, which was the 13th GP of the season between Japan and Malaysia, Sete Gibernau dominated on Honda, at that historic moment Rossi’s proud adversary in the world championship. The curiosity lies in the relegation of Rossi and Biaggi who were forced to start from the back of the grid after their teams were penalized for grid cleaning. The smaller classes, still with the 2-stroke, saw a podium in 125 with 3 future riders of today’s MotoGP, Lorenzo, Dovizioso and Bautista with the first two at the same photo finish in the exact same instant on the finish line and Lorenzo’s victory as author of the fastest lap in the race. In 250 the Argentinian Sebastian Porto won on Pedrosa and Aoyama, becoming the third Argentinian to win a GP in the history of the world championship after Kissling and Caldarella.

In 2010 Aragon debuts and Casey Stoner on Ducati puts his seal on the GP, ahead of Pedrosa and Hayden. In the smaller classes, in Moto3 Pol Espargaro beated in the sprint (+0.050) Terol and Smith, while in Moto2 Andrea Iannone with the Italian Speed ​​Up outdistanced Simon and Talmacsi.

COTA in Austin Texas is now synonymous with Marc Marquez, who is Mr. Perfect in the United States with six victories in the respective six editions so far disputed (!). The “first” of the COTA second round of the 2013 season saw the rookie Marquez won on his team-mate Pedrosa (+1.534) and Lorenzo on Yamaha.

With this victory, Marquez became the youngest rider ever to win a MotoGP race. In Moto3, Alex Rins, today’s rider of Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP Team, also took his first victory in a world GP. The podium was completed by Maverick Vinales and the late Luis Salom. In Moto2 Nicolas Terol on Suter won the race ahead of Rabat and Kallio.

The following 2014 season saw the introduction in the calendar of the Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina, which is already in the collective imagination due to the events that took place in 2015 and this year. The first edition was branded again Marc Marquez who, after a comeback race, will beat again Pedrosa and Lorenzo. Moto3 saw the triumph of Fenati on Alex Marquez and Jack Miller in the sprint, while in Moto2 Rabat won the world championship on Simeon and Salom.

This weekend will be definitely interesting, we are sure! We can’t wait to see the riders of the Sakartdesign family at work. In Moto2, Brad Binder # 41 (Red Bull KTM Ajo) fresh winner of the last GP of Aragon and firmly third in the world rankings and in Moto3 Darryn Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and the rookie Kazuki Masaki # 22 (RBA BOE Skull Rider). Focus on the MotoGP Team Suzuki Ecstar in strong revival after the third and fourth place of Iannone and Rins in Aragon. One of the youngest team of the circus the Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS will be as always at the start in MotoGP and Moto2, in the top class with the rookie Morbidelli that race after race is gaining more and more experience and in Moto2 with Alex Marquez and the young rookie Joan Mir.

Stay tuned!