Good times ahead for Sepang and motorsport fans

Good times ahead for Sepang and motorsport fans

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-04 10:27 Bengaluru: It will be a busy October 2016 for Sepang International Circuit (SIC) in Malaysia, as it will play host to world’s two biggest motorsports events in the same month. The 2016 Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix (F1 Grand Prix) will take place from 30 September to 2 October 2016, while the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 (MotoGP) will be held from 28 to 30 October 2016. “The attendance of Indian visitors at the F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP has seen a stunning growth,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC. In 2012, only 117 visitors from India attended the F1 Grand Prix and 22 attended the MotoGP, while by 2015, the numbers were 1,191 at the F1 Grand Prix (10 fold increase) and 827 at the MotoGP (37 times more). “There are teams and riders for patriotic fans to root for, such as Team Sahara Force India in the F1 Grand Prix and Aspar Mahindra Team Moto3 in the MotoGP’s Moto3 class. Additionally, there is Mahaveer Raghunathan racing for the Korainen GP team in the GP3 series and Ahamed Kadai Yaseen, India’s first and currently only participant in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup to cheer on,” said Dato’ Razlan. “It’s encouraging to see so many sports enthusiasts travelling to Malaysia. We are in talks with travel agents, SIC and the airlines to come up with special packages for the events, ” said Mr Noor Azman Samsudin, Director, Tourism Malaysia. In addition to main action on the track, visitors will also be able to enjoy other activities like the Drivers' Autograph Session, X-Track for all ages, Public Pit Lane Walk, Drivers Fan Forum, Malaysia Championship Series and the after-race concert, located at Hillstand B.                    Ticket pricingTickets for the 2016 F1 Malaysia Grand Prix, including Main Grandstand tickets, are priced from INR 9,220 to INR 36,500. Star Stand (Hillstand B) and C2 Hillstand (Covered) tickets are priced at INR 3,750 and INR 3,400 respectively allowing fans to catch both the race and the post-race concert from a premium vantage point on the same spot. Other tickets entitle the holder entry into the concert area.   Standard ticket prices for the 2016 Malaysia MotoGP range from INR 6,100 for a Premier Roving pass to INR 1,300 for a C2 Covered Hillstand ticket. This year, SIC has also introduced child tickets for the F1 Grand Prix with up to 50�rice reduction, as well as 50�iscounts for physically challenged spectators at accessible seating zones.