Sep 2008, Sepang – Targeting 70,000
spectators over the race weekend, Sepang
International Circuit (SIC) has lined up a host
of off-track activities for the 2008 Polini
Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which will be
held at Sepang Circuit from October 17 to 19.
“We are proud to announce that we would be
having the world renowned stunt master Humberto
Ribeiro performing his stunts at the Mall Area
at the Main Grandstand during the event to
entertain the crowd. It’s going to be an awesome
show,” says Ismadi Ishak, who the 2008 Polini
Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix project manager.
“We will have a special stage at the Mall Area
where fans will be entertained by Malaysia’s top
comedian – Raja Lawak Nabil. We will also have
lucky draws for the spectators where fans can
win bikes and bike accessories worth over
RM50,000,” added Ismadi, who is SIC Sales
“There will also be loads of bikes displays as
well as displays and sale of motorcycle and
motor racing accessories at the Mall Area plus
plenty of fun activities for fans and their
family members to indulge in like the pocket
bike and mini bike experience. We will also have
the Givi Motorcycle Accessories Fashion Show for
the fans,” he said.
“And, of course, the on-track entertainment is
second to none as fans can get to see the world
best riders; pitting their skills against each
other in their quest to win the MotoGP, 250cc
and the 125cc crowns at the world’s best
circuit,” added Ismadi.
Sepang will host the penultimate round of the
2008 World Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship
from October 17 to 19 with the season finale to
be held on the following weekend in Valencia,
The event in Sepang, which would also include
the final round of the Malaysian Super Series,
would kick off with the official free practice
on Friday, October 17. Qualifying would be held
on the following day on Saturday with the race
for all classes to be run on Sunday.
Entry is free at the Main Grandstand on Friday
while tickets for Saturday and Sunday for both
days are priced at RM80 for the Main Grandstand
and RM30 for the K1 Grandstand. Paddock passes
at the VIP Hospitality Village, which included
food and beverage, are priced at RM2,000.
“Ticket sales have been very encouraging. We
have sold out all the limited edition packages
with the exclusive MotoGP T-shirts and caps. So,
what is available now is just hard tickets for
the fans to purchase,” said Ismadi.
According to him, pending an approval from the
worldwide rights holder Dorna, SIC would be
organizing the MotoGP riders autograph session
on Saturday. “We had all the MotoGP riders last
year and this year, we aim to have all of them
again for the fans. That will be an awesome
experience for the fans – coming close to all
the MotoGP riders all at one time,” he added.
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