Petronas kicks off 2010 MotoGP carnival at KLCC

Published on October 3rd, 2010

Celebrating the return of the Fiat Yamaha Team to its “home away from home” race, PETRONAS today officially kicked-off its 2010 PETRONAS MotoGP Carnival. Launched by Mohammad Medan Abdullah, Senior General Manager, Corporate Services Division, PETRONAS, the nine-day event at the Esplanade in KLCC will run until Sunday 10 October 2010.

On hand to witness the event were GS Tan of Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia – PETRONAS’ business and sporting partners and Sam Hogg of Two Wheels Motor Racing, the promoters of the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix and regional-based PETRONAS FIM Asia Road Racing Championships. Guest were also entertained by famous Malaysian street dancer-band Wakaka and later treated to the live viewing of the Grand Prix of Japan race at Motegi.

With the excitement building for the upcoming Malaysian round of the MotoGP, the highlight of the Carnival will be the special appearance by 2010 MotoGP championship contender Jorge Lorenzo of the Fiat Yamaha Team on Wednesday, 6 October 2010 from 5.30p.m. Also making an appearance at the carnival is Malaysia’s very first Moto2 wildcard rider, Md Zamri Baba the next day.

Showcasing the two Yamaha YZR-M1 motorcycles of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo throughout the duration of the carnival, the event also features other exhibits from PETRONAS’ partners, Hong Leong Yamaha and Two Wheels Motor Racing as well as product displays from PETRONAS Lubricants International and PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad.

Other on-ground activities include a safety riding clinic by Hong Leong Yamaha and performances by Malaysia’s rising talents. Daily trivia and contests will also give visitors a chance to win attractive prizes. With its merchandising booths retailing the VR46, JL99 and PETRONAS-Alpine Star line, purchases will also give fans a chance to win specially autographed Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi helmets.

With the PETRONAS MotoGP Carnival running until Sunday 10 October, visitors can purchase tickets to the Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit’s ticket counter at the carnival.

words: Petmos  pix: Petmos & Yaya

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