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9 days ago
By motogp.com

Crowd pleasers: MotoGP™'s biggest weekends of the season

Buriram was ballin', the Red Bull Ring was rammed and Le Mans was loaded - check out which weekends packed the biggest punch in 2018

Tags MotoGP, 2018

MotoGP™ pulls in the crowds year on year and if 2018 is anything to go by, that trend will continue. A record 2,884,242 fans sat in the stands this season, which is 218,436 more than in 2017 and sets a serious benchmark for 2019. But which was the biggest event? The new Grand Prix on the block: Thailand. Buriram had 222,525 people heading through the gates over the race weekend, becoming the most-attended event of 2018 on its debut. Next up was another newer race as the Red Bull Ring welcomed 206,746 fans, with Le Mans for close company in third as 206,617 people enjoyed the French classic.

Le Mans got a little revenge elsewhere and took back one crown, however, as the French GP was also of note for the Sunday head count with 105,203 fans packed in on race day – the most of any event. It wasn't by much though, with the TT Circuit Assen boasting 105,000 people on Sunday for one of the greatest races of all time, and Sepang hosting 103,9484. So who will take the honour in 2019 as MotoGP™ aims even higher with another incredible season on the cards? Can Buriram stay on top, or will it get toppled in its sophomore season?

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