Thailand is set to be officially confirmed as joining the 2018 MotoGP calendar, at a contract signing in Bangkok on Thursday.

The long-rumoured event will be held at Buriram, venue for the Thai WorldSBK round, from 2018 to 2020.

The exact date of the inaugural MotoGP race should also be confirmed.

The event is expected to be linked with the Japan-Australia-Malaysia triple-header, with Thai media previously reporting it is scheduled for October 5-7 (the first of the 'flyaways').

An official 2018 pre-season test is also set to be held at the track, in February, instead of Phillip Island.

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta will be joined by Sakon Wannapong, the Governor of Sport Authority of Thailand, for the signing of the contract.

Thailand will be the only new event on the 2018 calendar, with Finland confirmed as joining in 2019.

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