Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, has announced that Motor racing will be an annual event in Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Mr. Phiphat revealed plans for the event to become an annual major tourist attraction during PT Prachuap Street Circuit grand opening (Jan 22).
PT Prachuap Street Circuit is a motor racing event that takes place around the streets of Prachuap Bay in Meuang Prachuap.
Despite being closed to spectators, this year’s event has attracted more than 3,000 racers and support crew to Prachuap Bay. Mr.Phipat said that hosting the event will help boost tourism and the local economy for future years.
Mr. Nattawat Suwannawa, manager of the nearby Hadthong Hotel in Mueang Prachuap, said his hotel was fully booked by race staff and support crew staying there this weekend. Everyone taking part or working at the event has been fully vaccinated and reported a negative ATK test.
The event, which ends on Sunday (Jan 23), is being live-streamed on the organizer’s PT Max Nitron Motorsport Facebook page.