Special bike convoy from Bukit Canggang for Malaysian GP

Published on October 4th, 2010

Traveling hundreds of kilometers from as far as Thailand from the north and Singapore from the southern side; large groups of MotoGP fans will be coming in bike convoys to catch the 2010 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix live at the Sepang Circuit this Sunday.

There will, however, a small, but significant, group of some 100 bikers that will just need to make a short trip – 18 kilometers, to be exact and they are from Bukit Canggang – the hometown of Malaysia’s 125cc rider, Muhammad Zulfahmi Khairuddin.

“I can confirm that there would be about 100 bikes in our convoy. We will be riding under the banner of ‘Fahmi Fans Club Bukit Canggang’. But, there have been plenty of enquiries. So, I cannot exactly say how many now… it could be very big,” said Zulfahmi’s father, Khairuddin Weji.

“In any case, it would not be a problem since we are very near to Sepang,” said Khairuddin, adding that the convoy would start from his house at 36th Mile, Jalan Mas Kanan in Bukit Canggang.

“We are all very excited to come to the race … very excited to see Fahmi in action again in Sepang,” he said in clear reference to Zulfahmi’s commendable debut in the 125cc race last year as a wildcard entry where he finished in 20th place. The other Malaysian wildcard entry Elly Idzlianizar Ilias finished 16th.

While expressing delight in the fans’ support especially on the increasing number of convoys, Sepang International Circuit (SIC) Chief Executive Officer Razlan Razali reminded the convoy participants not to be overzealous when riding in the road.

“They must observe road safety at all times. They should strictly follow the instructions of their appointed marshals and observe the speed limit. When arriving at the circuit, park your bikes at the designated areas. Most important, start your journey early so that you arrive early to enjoy the race,” added Razlan.

SIC is expecting more than 60,000 fans for the race on Sunday and based on experience, no less than 30 percent came on bikes.

Razlan said: “We know that there would be some 200 bikers from Thailand this year… there would also be a large group from Singapore. From Malaysia, there’ll the Ducati Malaysia, from Givi, Yamaha, Kawasaki and many more individual groups of bikers.”

“There’s also one organized by former Kapcai King Wazi Abdul Hamid under a special programme that they call ‘Moh Ke Sepang’. It’s going to be one awesome gathering of bikers this year,” added Razlan, who is the event director for the 2010 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

He also advised fans not to miss actions on Friday and Saturday as the two days would be equally exciting with on-track actions from the world series as well as the supporting events. Fans would also get to see Malaysian wildcard Mohd Zamri Baba on a Moto2 bike for the first time.

Entry for Friday is free and fans can catch the official free practice of the MotoGP, Moto2 and 125cc races; and qualifying sessions for the Malaysian Super Series Superbike, Superstock and Supersports Championship.

Friday would also feature the opening race for the hugely popular HI-REV Bikerz Cup and the free pit walkabout for kids below 12 years old.

Free practice for Friday had been slotted at 12.40pm for 125cc; 1.55pm for MotoGP and at 3.10pm for Moto2. Timings for Saturday’s qualifying session would be at 1pm for 125cc; 1.55pm for MotoGP and 3.10pm for Moto2.

On Sunday, the 125cc would run for 18 laps and start at 1pm; and would be followed by an 19-lap Moto2 race at 2.15pm. The MotoGP would start at 4pm and would run for 20 laps.

words & pix: SIC

Comments

  1. Posted by billige autoversicherung on October 20th, 2010, 11:38

    Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

    – Kris

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