SEPANG: The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) have doubled their effort to woo fans for the Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang F1 Circuit from Oct 8-10.
At this year’s race fans will get the chance to watch a three-cornered fight between world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy, Spaniard Sete Gibernau and Italian Max Biaggi.
To make the race more exciting, SIC general manager Ahmad Mustafa said that they were making arrangements with various motorcycle clubs to arrange for convoys of bikers to make the trip to the Sepang F1 Circuit.
“We are looking at motorcycle convoys from as far as Chiang Mai and Phuket in Thailand as well as Singapore. There will be about 100 bikers from these places heading to the Sepang Circuit on Friday (Oct 8),” said Mustafa.
“At the local scene, there will be a convoy of 1,500 bikers led by the Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo on race day (Sunday, Oct 10).
“There will be another convoy of 500 bikers led by the deputy minister of Tourism, Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, from Merdeka Square.
“We expect another 500 bikers from the north on Sunday.”
“Fans can call us if they are interested to join these convoys or are planning to organise similar convoys for the MotorGP. We just want to make it a really huge biking carnival.”
And to make it even more eventful, the SIC have reduced the ticket prices.
“This year, the SIC is offering, perhaps, the cheapest tickets for the MotorGP race at only RM10 for entry for two days - Saturday and Sunday – at the open Hillstand (K2, C1 and C3). It is probably the cheapest in the world,” said Mustafa.
“For the covered Hillstand (C2), fans only need to pay RM20 to enjoy the race on both days.
“The main grandstand tickets are priced at RM50. We hope, our fans will turn up in big numbers to support their favourite riders,” he added.