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Back to Buriram! The title fight touches down in Thailand


It’s still tight at the top despite a dramatic Motegi, but tension is ramping up on the road to Buriram

The dust has no time to settle in the wake of a dramatic Motegi, with the paddock having already touched down in Thailand and the title contenders all reset and reloaded. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) is looking for a lot more than eighth, and at a track where the second half of the lap should certainly suit a little more, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) will be looking for a drama-free weekend after losing the chance to capitalise in Japan, and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) will have one thing on his mind: redemption.

The gaps remain fairly tight despite the drama in Japan, but with the rounds counting down fast the pressure is on. 18 points is more significant now there are only 100 left in play, and Quartararo will hope good memories of Buriram can replay this weekend as he aims to get back on the podium and start from the front row – with the Frenchman finding overtaking close to the limit.