IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

Somkiat Chantra


In 2022 Chantra became the first Thai rider to win a GP, having progressed from the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup. He went on to take a further two podiums that season

Somkiat Chantra

In 2015, Chantra was one of the protagonists in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, however his season was interrupted by an injury that led him to miss some races. In 2016, he competed in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship and now, after a fantastic ninth place wildcard finish at the 2018 Thai GP, the Thai rider got his opportunity to prove his worth on the World Championship scene with Idemitsu Honda Team Asia in the Moto2 class in 2019.

Chantra impressed for much of the season and despite missing three rounds through injury, the Thai rider picked up 23 points, with his best finish coming at his home GP in ninth place.

In the 2022 season he wrote a piece of history as he became the first Thai rider to win a Moto2 Grand Prix, triumphing at the Grand Prix of Indonesia. He took a further two podiums in Argentina and Austria

Career Statistics

Grand Prix Debut

2018 Moto3, 2019 Moto2