SIC will still send riders to Spain

PETALING JAYA: Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has no plans to drop the proposal to send young riders to compete in the FIM CEV Championship in Spain although Europe is struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

Complicating matters is the current situation in the country where visitors to Europe will need to go through quarantine protocol.

SIC chief executive officer Azhan Shafriman Hanif said they would continue to push through for their plan to take shape as they have already discussed the matter with the Youth and Sports Ministry before the movement control order (MCO) came into effect last week.

“We will wait until MCO is over and discuss again with the ministry and the Malaysian Immigration on how to send our development riders to compete in Spain, ” said Azhan. The CEV Championship is the development series for MotoGP and is scheduled to kick off in March.

Malaysia entered three riders for the series last year – Adam Norrodin in Moto2, Syarifuddin Azman in the Moto3 World Junior Championship and Mohd Sharul Ezwan Sharil in European Talent Cup (ETC).

SIC is expected to retain all three depending on the budget allocation.

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