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On top of the world: Lorenzo, Crutchlow and Chantra raise the roof in Bangkok

Oct 02. 2019
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Riders meet the media at the top of the MahaNakhon for an unparalleled view of Thai metropolis Bangkok

The Himalayas may be the rooftop of the world, but head a little further east and the mountains become skyscrapers. In Bangkok, the skyline is a forest of man made mountains; a city of incredible beauty, colour and contrast - so where better to kick the PTT Thailand Grand Prix into gear on the road to Buriram?

On Tuesday, Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team), Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) and home hero Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) headed up, up and away to the 76th floor of the King Power MahaNakhon in the nation's bustling capital for a media date with a difference - 314 metres above the city floor. A place to be seen, but also a place to see...with unparalleled 360 degree views of the skyline and even the streets below on the SkyWalk, where you can walk on the glass floor nearly a third of a kilometer above terra firma.

The three riders got a taste of Thai culture with music and dance before meeting the media, and then they posed for a unique photoshoot and did some filming with the Repsol Honda and LCR Honda Castrol machines on the roof. To top it off, they finished the evening settling down to dinner overlooking the incredible views.

Stay tuned for more on Wednesday as MotoGP™ heads for some other stunning landmarks in the city!

Top photo: Crutchlow (L) and Lorenzo on top of Bangkok

 

The riders meet some littler locals in a celebration of Thai music and dance

Dignitaries and key figures from title sponsor PTT, Chang International Circuit and AP Honda join the riders
How's that for a view? More than 300m up, it's a sight to behold

The media, bikes and riders on the rooftop

The gallery full of photographers and the press
 

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