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At the unveiling of the MotoGP trophy at Royal Selangor, Setapak (from left): SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali, riders Husni Aizat Abdul Malik, Amirul Hafiq Azmi, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah, Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman and SIC chairman Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Grand Prix, which will be held at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) on Sunday, can expect a bumper turnout.
SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali said that, as of Monday, they had sold 90% of the 80,000 tickets for Sunday’s race.
“Tickets are selling fast as we have increased the capacity for Sunday. Last year, we had 77,000 spectators ... this year we have a lot more local riders on the grid,” he said.
Last year, the crowd saw the podium finish of Moto3 rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin, who came in second, and were mesmerised by Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah’s awesome performance en route to finishing fourth in the Moto2 race on a wildcard ticket.
This year, there will be five Malaysian riders on the grid – three in Moto3 and two in Moto2.
Besides Zulfahmi, Amirul Hafiq Azmi and Husni Aizat Abdul Malik will race as wildcards in Moto3.
Hafizh will return as a wildcard in Moto2 alongside Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman of Honda Team Asia.
“There are loads of attractions starting on Friday, with the pitlane walk. There will also be the autograph signing session on Saturday, where fans usually line up from as early as 8am to get the signatures of their favourite MotoGP stars,” said Razlan.
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