MKN give green light for resumption of 2020 races

PETALING JAYA: The Petronas Malaysia Cub Prix Championship has received the green light to complete their 2020 season with back-to-back races over two weekends.

The championship will resume from this weekend following the official go-ahead from the National Security Council (MKN) to allow sporting events with no-contact.

All four races will be held at the Sepang International Circuit within six days.

Rounds 5 and 6 will take place from Dec 18-20 followed by Round 7 and 8 from Dec 22-24. The championship was postponed for the second time after the conditional movement control order came into place following the spike in Covid-19 cases.

“It is without doubt going to be very demanding for the teams and riders. But all the teams agreed that this is the safest way to end the season.

“The teams also agreed that the best way to minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19 was to do all the races together and in one place but closed to spectators.

“I cannot imagine what will happen to the teams and contracts of riders if the championship was cancelled. The motorsports community pleaded with the authorities to consider this and we are happy they heard our side of the story, ” said Safe Aim Mutual Sdn Bhd director Ron Hogg, the organisers of the championship.

“We thank the Youth and Sports Ministry, MKN, the Health Ministry and other government agencies for letting us continue.

“The Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican was concerned over the hardship faced by the motorsports community because of the current situation.

“With his help, we are hoping to sustain the sport and hopefully make a recovery next year, ” he added.

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