PETALING JAYA: Sepang International Circuit, the race promoters of the Formula One Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix, are advising fans to use public transport to get to the races.
SIC general manager Datuk Azmi Murad said they felt they would get their targeted 125,000 spectators given the current excitement of the world championship and the pull of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 programme.
"While I have nothing against people taking their own cars to the circuit, it makes plenty of sense for one to choose public transporting for the F1 race," he said.
Among the option available is the KLIA Transit Formula One Transfer Package.
With an offer rate of RM100 for the entire three days from April 6-8, Azmi said the package was not just economical for the fans, but it would also guarantee comfort and convenience for them to enjoy the race.
Noting that traffic flow had always been the single biggest point of complaints for the fans, Azmi, who is also the senior general manager (operations) of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, said SIC would be doing its very best to ensure smooth traffic flow during the race weekend.
For those planning to use their own transport, Azmi advised them to buy their tickets and parking passes early and avoid buying tickets at the last selling point at the KLIA Limousine Terminal on the way to the circuit.
"Secondly, do not park at the side of the roads. Park at spaces allocated by us so that your cars do not block the other vehicles, he added.