Malaysians have been making waves in two-wheeled motorsports lately and for fans (new and old) of motorcycle racing there is much more excitement coming this May when the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK) Malaysian Round will be held at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) from 13 to 15 May. Local hero, Muhammad Zulfahmi Khairuddin, will return to the circuit in a new race. He is already making history as the first Malaysian to race for a full season in the championship, in the Supersport category.
Having made the move from Moto3 last season, Fahmi has raised hopes this season with promising performances in the first three races, riding for Team Orelac Racing Verdnatura of Spain. For motorsports and Fahmi’s fans, SIC is offering a promotional seat price of RM 63 to watch the race (63 is Fahmi’s race number, obviously).
“Fans will need to make their purchases early. There are limited seats available in this area and fans will need to show their support for Fahmi and the event on social media to be eligible for the promotional price. Nevertheless, it is a very simple process,” says Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC, the promoter and organizer of the WSBK event.
The tickets are already on sale and the offer is available until 12 May or while stocks last. To qualify for the promotional offer, fans are required to upload their messages on social media with the hashtags #supportfahmi63 and #SepangWorldSBK. They would then need to show a screenshot of the message at any SIC counter to get the promotional price of RM 63. Fans can also opt for a special package with exclusive Fahmi 63 merchandise at RM 113. After 12 May, tickets for the Fahmi 63 Tribune revert to RM 119.78, inclusive of GST.
“The excellent performance by our Malaysian riders recently has created a surge of positive energy and excitement among Malaysians, who are counting on sports to generate a wave of patriotism and unity among the people from a wide variety of backgrounds. It would be great to see local support for Fahmi this coming May reflecting this pride in the achievements of our fellow Malaysians,” Dato’ Razlan commented.
In addition to the Fahmi 63 Tribune package, Maybank account holders can also enjoy a 20% discount off the standard price.
Sepang hosts Round 6 of the WSBK this year, the third edition of the Malaysian race and the final event under SIC’s three-year contract with Dorna, the worldwide rights holder for the series.
At the opening two rounds in Phillip Island, Australia and at Buriram, Thailand, Zulfahmi took 13th and 7th placing respectively. Starting from 17th on the grid for Round 3 at Aragon last weekend, Fahmi finished 8th at the Spanish race track despite facing issues with his tyres.
Round 4 will be held at Assen in the Netherlands on 17 April and round 5 in Imola Italy on 1 May before the world series comes to Sepang for Fahmi’s home race. In conjunction with the races in Assen and Imola, the SIC Zoomers will be organizing special Teh Tarik live viewing sessions with fans at the Podium by Daun in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
The achievements of the Malaysian MotoGP riders recently has also led to a surge in ticket sales for the race scheduled for 28 to 30 October 2016 in Sepang. At the Argentina MotoGP last Sunday, Khairul Idham Pawi of Team Honda Asia made history by becoming the first ever Malaysian to win a MotoGP race, and now places 4th in the Moto3 world standings with 25 points. Fellow Malaysian rookie Adam Norrodin of the DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team almost made it a 1-2 Malaysian finish but crashed in the last lap. Adam nevertheless impressed everyone with his determination when he pushed his bike to the finish line to collect 5 points in 11th place.
Meanwhile, Hafizh Syahrin of Petronas Raceline Malaysia continued to hold steady in Moto2, achieving 6th place in Argentina for 10 points. This follows his impressive 4th placing in the Qatar MotoGP season opener, which netted him 13 points, for a current haul of 23 points – placing him 4th in the Moto2 points table.
To find out more about tickets, call the Ticket Hotline at 03-8778 2222 or visit Sepang International Circuit’s website. Also, keep updated on the latest viewing sessions and activities in 2016 via SIC’s Facebook page.