SEPANG: The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix is still six months away but tickets have been fast selling for the penultimate round of the world championship this year.
Ticket sales for the Nov 2-4 event at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) have seen an increase of 41% compared to the same period in 2017.
Tickets for the Marc Marquez Tribune and F Grandstand have been sold out while the Main Grandstand and Premier Roving tickets are selling fast with less than 400 tickets available. All ticket prices will be sold with 0% GST starting June 1 as per government announcement.
“This is an exciting news that we like to share with our fans out there,” said SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali.
“We truly appreciate the support we have right now from our fans but we expect it to get bigger as we get closer to the event.
“We encourage fans to purchase their tickets earlier and not wait until the race month.
“With the presence of our own MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah, I’m sure we can have yet another sell-out crowd this year at Sepang,” he added.
While tickets for the Main Grandstand are selling fast, the much-affordable tickets for Hafizh Syahrin Tribune and SIC Racing Team Tribune are still up for grabs.
Malaysia will have a representative in the Moto3 class through Adam Noroddin (Petronas Sprinta Racing) and also in the Moto2 class through Khairul Idham Pawi (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia).
As a way for fans to show their support towards the Malaysian riders, SIC have introduced the #KamiGearKe7 campaign.
Following the concept of fans as the 12th man on the pitch in football matches to support their teams, the #KamiGearKe7 will provide a similar avenue for fans to show support for Malaysian riders during the Malaysian GP.
“This is something new that we want to try out for the Malaysian GP this year.
“We know how important it is for the fans to show their support to their favourite riders and how it means for the riders to see the amount of support they receive,” added Razlan.
Tickets are available online through www.sepangcircuit.com, at SIC’s Customer Service Centre or call SIC’s ticket hotline at 03-8778 2222 for information.