Could the weather decide the weekend?

Inclement conditions look set to feature throughout the rest of the PTT Thailand Grand Prix weekend, with humidity and thunderstorms coming

Whilst it was a blisteringly hot and dry opening day at the PTT Thailand Grand Prix at the Chang International Circuit, the weather for the rest of the weekend is not looking the same. With the MotoGP™ paddock never racing at the Thai venue with a wet surface, there could be more unpredictability on the horizon as the weekend unfolds. Could we see an upset result in Buriram?

On Saturday, there is a 60% chance of rain overall, with scattered thunderstorms looking set to roll in throughout the area. This could make today’s Free Practice sessions incredibly important, which would mean five manufacturers are in the crucial top ten. Unfortunately, there’s more of the same on Sunday, with scattered thunderstorms all the way up until mid-day, where it will turn partly cloudy, just in time for the Moto2™ and MotoGP™ races.

With the rest of the weekend looking set to take place in stifling humidity of up to 79%, it could be one of the most climatically challenging weekends of the season. It could also offer hope for some manufacturers, whilst it could be a hinderance for others, especially those who have seemingly hit the ground running right from the off on Friday.