Worlds two biggest motorsports to be conducted in Malaysia

first_imgMalaysia will be hosting the world’s two biggest motorsports events this year in October 2016. The motorsports will be organised by Sepang International Circuit (SIC). The 2016 Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix (F1 Grand Prix) will take place from September 30 to October 2, 2016 – Round 16 of 21, while the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 (MotoGP) will be held from October 28-30, 2016, maintaining its position as the penultimate round of the 18-round championship.“Sports fans in India have increasingly begun to embrace the excitement of motorsports in the recent years. The attendance of Indian visitors at the F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP have increased each year, and if we look at the numbers recorded in the past four years alone, there has been stunning growth,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC.“It’s encouraging to see so many sports enthusiasts travelling to Malaysia. We are in talks with travel agents, SIC and the airlines to come up with special packages for the events. Besides sporting events, SIC is also a perfect venue for meetings and other gatherings. We are hoping to get a lot of inflow through our various MICE engagements as well,” said Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Director, Tourism Malaysia.Visitors will also enjoy other activities like the Drivers’ Autograph Session, X-Track for all ages, Public Pit Lane Walk, Drivers Fan Forum, Malaysia Championship Series and the after-race concert, located at Hillstand B.Meanwhile, the Mega MotoGP Carnival will be offering fans souvenirs to accessories to limited edition merchandise or even a brand new bike, and other popular activities such as the Riders’ Autograph Session, Public Pit Lane Walk and the SAATC talent development championship as a support race.last_img read more