8th January, Kuala Lumpur
- Suria KLCC’s Tower Record will be
selling more than just music and movies
this January. Racing fans can also get
tickets for 2007 Formula One Petronas
Malaysian Grand Prix at discounted prices
with limited edition F1 gifts.
Situated at the Concourse Level of Malaysia’s
famous shopping destination, Tower Records
will house a special F1 Early Bird Promotion
counter where fans can purchase tickets
to catch the F1 race in Sepang in April.
Launching the promotion drive today,
Sepang International Circuit (SIC) General
Manager Datuk Ahmad Mustafa said the
programme was part of the circuit’s
strategy to secure a full house of 120,000
spectators at the F1 race in Sepang.
“This programme is to promote the current
five percent discount being offered
for purchases of tickets until 31 January.
But, if you purchase it at these early
bird counters, you will gain even more,”
said Ahmad, adding that the other counters
were at KL Tower, Bangsar Village, Menara
Maybank and at the Great Eastern Mall
in Jalan Ampang.
Under the F1 Early Bird Promotion programme,
the first 2,000 ticket purchasers will
get limited edition F1 Kits – a special
edition lanyard and pair of earplugs
– along with their tickets to catch
the race live at the circuit.
Sepang will host Round 2 of the 2007
Formula 1 World Championship from 6th
to 8th April – three weeks after the
opening round in Melbourne Australia.
“With some prominent changes in the
drivers line-up especially involving
the world’s top two drivers Fernando
Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, there is
plenty of excitement and suspense surrounding
this year’s race."
“And, with Sepang hosting the second
round, it is going even more exciting
particularly with all the drivers and
teams having shaken off all their pre-season
jitters in Melbourne at the opening
round,” said Ahmad, who is the event
director for the ninth edition of the
Malaysian Grand Prix.
Apart from the F1 Early Bird promotion,
SIC has also undertaken other promotional
drives as well to push ticket sales
including the on-line promotion for
Citrine tickets, a 50 percent discount
for students and the GP Package where
fans can enjoy the race at three different
areas throughout the three-day event.
In pursuing its target of 120,000 spectators
for the race, Ahmad also said that SIC
will continue its aggressive international
campaign especially for the South East
Asia countries of Singapore, Indonesia,
Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines.
“For the local market, we will kick
off our nationwide F1 roadshow in March
with Johor Bahru, Penang and Klang Valley
as our key targets,” added Ahmad.
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