MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix tops 2019 attendance figures

Marquez and Quartararo battle in Thailand
Marquez and Quartararo battle in Thailand

For the second consecutive season the Thai Grand Prix had the highest attendance of the MotoGP calendar. 

The event, held at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, attracted 226,655 fans across the weekend. This is compared to 222,535 spectators in 2018. The 2018 Thai Grand Prix was also voted the best race of that season. 

Those who made it to Buriram this season were also rewarded. Marc Marquez clinched his eighth championship, sixth in the premier class, after securing back-to-back victories in Thailand. The race was a classic, with Marquez and Fabio Quartararo battling all the way to the final corner. 

The French Grand Prix at Le Mans took second spot overall, with 206,323 supporters being welcomed through the gates across the weekend. For the first time since 2016, over 200,000 fans attended the German race at the Sachsenring. 201,162 people attended the race weekend, making it the third most-attended Grand Prix of 2019. 

The Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring (197,315) and the Czech Grand Prix at Brno (186,793) complete the top five. 

In terms of race day attendances, Assen takes top spot with 105,000 fans. Le Mans was a close second with a race day attendance of 104,020. Sepang was the third and final event to have a race day attendance of over 100,000. The Malaysian Grand Prix was watched by 103,850 MotoGP fans.

In comparison, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone had a total weekend attendance of 114,607. On race day, 50,254 spectators watched Alex Rins steal victory away from Marquez at the finish line. 

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Josh Close

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