PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Cub Prix fraternity will work within the government’s conditional movement control order (MCO) regulations to get the sports back on track.
On Friday, the government announced new conditions under the MCO which was enforced from March 18. Now outdoor sports activities which don’t involve body contact and large gatherings, are allowed.
Safe Aim Mutual (SAM) Sdn Bhd, the promoter of the Malaysian Cub Prix Championship, is confident that they can comply with the government’s standard operating procedures (SOP) to get the season started.
SAM managing director Ron Hogg said the motorsports industry in the country is relieved over the government’s latest decision.
“Motorsport is an expensive industry and a shutdown will have disastrous impact but now we have a sense of direction on the season and it will bring back confidence to the sponsors, ” said Ron.
“Safety and well-being will still be the utmost importance. We might limit the number of people at the paddock. We will adhere to social distancing and other practices like wearing masks.”
The Malaysian Cub Prix Championship, which runs from March to November, consisting 10 races, was supposed to start on March 14 and 15.
“We will have to look at the schedule for the season and they may be some adjustment with the interstate travel ban. We also may race only on closed tracks, where we have control on the number of people compared to open tracks, ” said Ron.