SEPANG, 3 December 2016 – This weekend at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC), the final two rounds of the Malaysia Superbike Championship is set to see the riders battling to finish the season on a high, competing with the championship leaders for precious points in four races split across Rounds 4 and 5. “The Malaysia Superbike Championship has attracted more interest in recent years, in tandem with the growth of interest in the MotoGP in Malaysia. We are glad to see the growth in our national-level motorsports championship, as it is a testament to the hard work we have put in to nurture and develop motorsports in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC. “It will also be exciting for the fans and competitors alike to see Hafizh Syahrin participating this weekend for the Project X Racing Team,” he added.
Echoing the sentiments, Jouni Karhu of Team Chia PJ Kawasaki said, “It is great to have Hafizh join us for the race in the Superbike category. I am a fan of his and have watched him race here in Malaysia. My team has done a great job preparing the bikes and I feel confident looking forward to the races this weekend.” Karhu, who has been riding since the tender age of five, is familiar with the humid Malaysian weather and the often-wet asphalt, racing comfortably on both wet and dry tracks. Meanwhile, Team Suzuki Hiap Aik Racing’s Tee Wee Jin, who is competing in the Superbike category, is eyeing a podium finish to end this season of the Malaysia Superbike Championship on a high. “Having moved from the Superstock to the Superbike category, I’m considered still quite new in this class. Racing with a great talent like Hafizh in the same category is exciting and tough,” said Tee. Another rider aiming for a podium finish in the Superbike category is Wan Mohammad Faizdehar Wan Abdullah of Team Motoris Ventures. He too considers rainy weather and wet tracks no deterrent to a good race, confident that it will not affect his performance.
Riders from all championships will be squaring off against each other in two races for Round 4 on Saturday and another two races on Sunday for the final round. Also happening on Saturday is the Kempen Bikers Bebas Dadah concert at the Mall Area at 830pm, featuring acts like Kombat & Pilgrims, Daisy Idle Band, Aris Ariwatan and the one and only Bloodshed Rock. Entry to the concert is included in a 3-day ticket for this weekend’s races, available for only RM19 for adults, and free for fans aged 17 and below. Ticket holders also stand a chance of winning attractive prizes in the lucky draw, offering a 150cc motorcycle as the Grand Prize. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to charity. Additionally, this weekend is also the season ender for the Malaysian Championship Series (MCS), which is closing the season with a 300-kilometer battle for both the Touring Production and Malaysian Touring Car championships.