Thailand is all set to host its first-ever Air Race 1 World Cup title which will take place from November 17 – 19, 2017.
This makes Thailand the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to host the largest air race and fastest motorsport competition in the world. Thailand hosted test games in 2016 in preparation for the World Cup 2017.
U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong will be the host venue for the major national competition, which will be held in partnership with the Thai Beverage Public Company Limited.
The event, which is also known as the ‘Formula 1 Race of the Aircrafts’, was established over one hundred years ago, with the first tournament held in France in 1909. Aircrafts and engines are built and developed specifically for the occasion, combining both aerodynamic flight skills and aircraft technology as one, and contributing to the development of aerospace sports and aircraft technology production worldwide.
The Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand 2017 is set to bring an influx of tourism to Thailand, with support from athletes, fans and spectators from around the globe and competitors who continue to create new records within the motorsport industry.
Pichaya Saisaengchan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Middle East, comments: “This world-class event will help stimulate tourism to the region and is great for Thailand’s reputation, cementing the country as the sports hub of Asia.
“Landing the hosting rights is a great achievement and we are incredibly proud to become the first country in Asia to be granted the rights to host this historic event.” Preparations for the event are currently underway, with nearby tourist attractions in neighbouring provinces being prepared for the expected influx of spectators who will experience two days of action-packed competition, as well as concerts, Muay Thai and much more.
Use of the Airport for this world-class sporting event has highlighted the support from the Thai government and their continued dedication to stimulate tourism and promote future sporting events in Thailand.