Sepang – Sepang International Circuit (SIC) offered Malaysians more excitement on Labour Day in partnership with Drive M7 Sdn Bhd, the title sponsor for the DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team participating in Moto3.
They collaborated to bring back the popular Motorsport Free Morning in combination with the M7 Track Day 2016. In conjunction with the holiday, SIC and Drive M7 invited Malaysians to enjoy a unique joint experience featuring the two events held on the newly resurfaced Sepang Circuit track.
“We are glad to work with Drive M7 in encouraging Malaysians of all ages to come over with their friends, colleagues and loved ones to experience our newly resurfaced track, equipped with their bicycles, rollerblades or just their running shoes. This is the first time we are opening the track to the public after the upgrading and resurfacing works on the track which commenced on 15 February this year. Together with the Motorsport Free Morning, Drive M7 has also organised its Drive M7 Joyride whereby participants were given the opportunity to drive their own cars on the track.”-SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Razlan Razali.
The Motorsport Free Morning event was open to members of the public of all ages, with children below 7 years required to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times. Participants were recommended to dress in sports attire and highly encouraged to use appropriate safety gear. Participants of the event, which commenced at 6.30am and ended at 9.00am, were required to purchase two cans of Drive Energy drinks and register at the Registration Counter at the circuit, before entering the track.
After the Motorsport Free Morning session, they were also invited to participate in the Drive M7 Joyride whereby they could drive their own cars on the track for an entry fee of RM50.
The Drive M7 Joyride was divided into 4 sessions: running from 10.15am till 5.30pm with a maximum of 70 cars per session. Participants of the Drive M7 Joyride received merchandise, products and three Grandstand tickets for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship worth more than RM150.
“It was really exciting to be able to drive on the newly resurfaced track. We were happy that it is affordable for us to participate in such an exciting activity. I hope that such a track day can be organised more often as it’s really an eye-opening opportunity for people like me who have not tried this before.”-Ronnie Chong, a 31-year-old from Puchong who drove all the way with his friend Justin Meow to participate in the track day.
Muhammad Fadhil, 30, from Ampang also shared his excitement: “This is my first time driving on the Sepang Circuit track and it was the best experience. The track is so nice to drive on and it’s totally worth the effort to make it here today. I will definitely participate in such an activity again and often, even if it is being organised every week. I will also recommend my friends to join this activity.”
If you missed your chance this 1 May, not to worry as Sepang International Circuit will be organising another Motorsport Free Track Day for the public this coming 8 May 2016 with a special appearance by Malaysian racing hero Muhammad Zulfahmi Khairuddin, who will be racing in the Supersport category at the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship this year.
Be sure to make a note on your calendar and keep track of more exciting activities by SIC on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sepanginternationalcircuit or their website at http://www.sepangcircuit.com
For more information, please contact SIC National Press Officer Nor Lina Ayob at firstname.lastname@example.org.