Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP 24-25 October 2009

Published on September 30th, 2009

Prepare yourself for the most elite motorcycle event the world has ever seen, held right here on Malaysian soil on our own International Sepang Circuit (SIC) from October 23rd to 25th. Remember those high speed adrenaline pumping maneuvers that you have been watching on TV?

The Malaysian leg of the race which is held at the SIC is the penultimate round of the FIM MotoGP World Championship and it is the 19th year that we have played host to this world class motorsport event.

MotoGP is hailed as one of the most widely watched motorsport events with over 200 countries broadcasting it live on the same day and coverage delivered to 337 million households worldwide.

“This is definitely the most prestigious championship in motorcycle racing and we are proud to be the only country in South East Asia to host such an esteemed event,” said Razlan Razali, CEO of SIC.

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Pumping up the excitement a few notches higher, after a hiatus of more than 10 years Malaysia will be sending a Wild Card entries to this year’s MotoGP 125cc event!

The riders were selected from the Malaysian Wild Card programme comprising of 16 participants who were eventually shortlisted to 4 hopeful riders namely Elly Idzlianizar Ilias and Mohd Zulfahmi Khairuddin. The final Wild Card rider and Malaysian 125cc Wildcard Team will be unveiled on Oct 8, 2009.

The Wild Card is a collaboration between the SIC, Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM), Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) and Two Wheels Motor Racing.

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This year’s Malaysian MotoGP is expected to be the most interactive ever where fans can be more than spectators and be presented with money can’t buy experience and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the riders and teams through the various activities that will be organized by the SIC.  Amongst the exciting on and off track programmes to look forward to are:

  • Autograph sessions on Oct 24
  • Bikes Showcase
  • 2-wheels stunt shows
  • Pit walkabout session
  • Guided garage tours
  • Taxi rides on the track in MotoGP Official Safety Car
  • Race side by side the MotoGP riders in a special go kart event

Razlan Razali also added, “For the first time, Dorna (the exclusive holder of the commercial and TV rights of MotoGP) is providing SIC with exclusive starting grid passes which money can’t buy where lucky fans will have the opportunity to be up close and personal with the riders before the race starts!”

The F&B offering this year also promises to be more tantalizing with a wide selection of brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut, A&W, Ayamas, Secret Recipe as well as local kopitiam favourites that are affordably priced.

Finally, to ensure that fans have all the convenience of transportation, SIC has taken the necessary measures to provide circuit transfers in collaboration with SkyBus at strategic pick up points in Klang Valley, Nilai, LCCT and KLIA. Tickets are priced reasonably from RM4 to RM15 per way.

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Malaysian MotoGP tickets are only RM80 for Main Grandstand and RM30 for K1 Grandstand. Paddock Village passes is RM2,000 for 2 days access with complete set of hospitality in our Paddock Club suites. These tickets are available at SIC ticket outlets in SIC, KL Sentral, Kiosk in LCCT and www.sepangcircuit.com or visit our ticket agents.

Starting next week a roving team will be going around for a nationwide tour in their Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix tour truck to promote the event and bring it closer to its two wheel fans.

Head over to SIC’s website for more info.

text & pix : SIC

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