Sepang International Circuit (SIC), which will be hosting the second edition of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2015 Malaysian Round this weekend, is all set and ready to deliver another showcase of motorsports mastery – further cementing Malaysia’s reputation as a host of world-class motorsports events.
Having successfully secured legendary rider Max Biaggi as a wildcard entry for the Sepang race and having already lined up a host of exciting activities for the weekend, SIC is confident of surpassing last year’s attendance of more than 34,000 visitors for the race weekend.
“Sepang is now already buzzing with activities with the arrival of the bikes and equipment of the various teams. Max Biaggi is making good progress with his preparations for the race and all the track marshals and operation guys are ready to go. We are looking forward to an exciting motorsports extravaganza this weekend,” said SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Razlan Razali.
More than 600 experienced track marshals and medical staff will be deployed for the event, which was first held in Sepang last year. WSBK joins a host of other world class events promoted and organised by SIC, including the Petronas Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix and Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Themed as Sepang’s Biggest Bike Fest, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2015 Malaysian Round will showcase a host of exciting off track activities such as the ever popular MOTACK and MOTOJAMM as well as a special stunt show by world renowned stunt rider Aaron Twite.
Hailing from Atlanta, USA, Twite is known for his various accomplishments including multiple category wins in the XDL Championship Series, being the co-creator of the XDL Streetjam Show, inventor and designer of freestyle frame technologies, organising stunt riding clinics, and creating a worldwide freestyle show programme.
“The Aaron Twite stunt show is definitely something that motorsport fans would not want to miss while they are here to watch the contest for the coveted crowns in the Superbike World Championship and the World Supersport Championship. Fans can also see the future stars of Asia’s motorcycling in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup as well as witness the action in Round 2 of the Malaysia Superbike Championship, plus plenty more,” added Dato’ Razlan.
Malaysia hosts Round 10 of the 13-leg eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2015, which is currently topped by three British riders – Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes of Kawasaki Racing Team and Chaz Davies of Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team.
The 600cc Supersport Championship is currently led by three-time world champion Kenan Sofuoglu of Kawasaki Puccetti Racing. The Turkish rider faces stiff challenge from Jules Cluzel of France and American Patrick Jacobsen in a three-way battle that is looking set to go down the wire at the final round in Qatar in mid-October.
“Fans can catch some of the top World Superbike and Supersport stars this Thursday, 30 July, at Pusat Karangkraf Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur when Dorna holds the first official event for the riders in Malaysia – the Riders Media Trip, which is part of its promotional activities,” shared Dato’ Razlan.
On Friday, fans are invited to join the Public Pitlane Walk, which is a free one-hour session for fans to have a closer visit to the pit garages and have the opportunity to view the competing bikes and meet some of the riders.
“If you miss that one, fans who wish to meet the Superbike stars can still attend the Autograph Session with WSBK Riders on Saturday afternoon from 5pm to 6pm, at SIC’s Mall Area,” he added.
The Malaysia Motorcycle Time Attack (Motack) will be a full two-day affair on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm at SIC’s Parking Zone, which is situated near the entrance of SIC’s Welcome Centre.
For the opening ceremony, Dato’ Razlan said it would again feature a massive gathering and procession of superbikes, which was a big hit with the fans and bikers last year.
The activity programme on Sunday features the final round of the WSBK Wheelie Challenge, which offers the winner a brand new Benelli TNT 600 GP Edition worth RM32,000 and bragging rights as Malaysia’s SBK Wheelie King.
Tickets for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship Malaysia Round are priced as low as RM84.80 inclusive GST for seats at the K1 Grandstand. They can be purchased at the circuit, via the internet at www.sepangcircuit.com or by calling the TICKET HOTLINE at 03-8778 2222.