MotoGP fans coming to Malaysia for best race

Sepang will host the penultimate round of the 2008 World Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship
from 17th October to 19th October. Archive Photo by Chow KF (


20th 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 Manager.

“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, Spain.

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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