Nod for Superbike Championship to be completed next month

PETALING JAYA: It’s all systems go for the second and final round of the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) to take place at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) from Jan 20-22.

The finale round was supposed to take place early this month but was held back because of the conditional movement control order extended in the Klang Valley until Dec 31.

However, the organisers have been given the nod to finish off the 2020 championship next month with the recent easing of restrictions by the National Security Council (MKN) regarding sports events.

SIC chief executive officer Azhan Shafriman Hanif said it is great news for everyone in the motorsports industry.

The Petronas Malaysian Cub Prix Championship managed to finish off the 2020 season with the conclusion of the eighth and final round yesterday.

“The riders are looking forward to compete in the MSBK Round 2 that was originally scheduled in October but due to the enforcement of the CMCO, it had to be postponed.

“We’re blessed to see off the final round as this will be the closing event for motorsports in 2020.

“Hopefully 2021 will be a better year for our local motorsports scene, ” he said.

Ron Hogg, director of Two Wheels Motor Racing Sdn Bhd, said: “Earlier this year, the unavoidable lockdowns forced us to cut the 2020 MSBK season from the original four rounds to two.

“When the second round of the MCO came into effect, Round 2 then had to be shelved.

“We are just glad for the chance to re-assemble the grid for the second and final round to take place, honouring our commitments to the teams and riders of the championship.”

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