Govt pledges sup­port for mo­tor­ing sports

> We want to in­tro­duce our cham­pi­ons to the in­ter­na­tional level: PM

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KUALA LUMPUR: The gov­ern­ment will con­tinue to en­cour­age and sup­port mo­tor­ing sports to main­tain the peo­ple’s in­ter­est in it, said Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak.

He said mo­tor­ing sports is very much liked by Malaysians. “I find that the Mo­tor­cy­cle Grand Prix (Mo­toGP) draws great in­ter­est. I un­der­stand that 90,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to watch Malaysian Mo­toGP 2016.

“The more im­por­tant thing is for us to in­tro­duce our cham­pi­ons to the in­ter­na­tional level,” he told re­porters af­ter re­ceiv­ing a cour­tesy call from three Malaysian Mo­toGP rac­ers at his of­fice in Par­lia­ment House here yes­ter­day.

They were Moto2 racer Hafizh Syahrin Ab­dul­lah­dalam and Moto3 rac­ers Khairul Id­ham Pawi and Adam Nor­rodin, all of whom will ride in the cham­pi­onships at the Sepang In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit (SIC) from Fri­day to Sun­day.

Na­jib said he wished the rid­ers all the best in their en­deav­our.

“I un­der­stand they have the po­ten­tial for vic­tory and all of us Malaysians are proud of their ca­pa­bil­ity and be­lieve they can com­pete with the rid­ers from the other coun­tries,” he said.

The SIC will host the penul­ti­mate round of the World Mo­toGP Cham­pi­onships this year. The fi­nal round is sched­uled for Va­len­cia in Spain from Nov 11 to 13.

The SIC had or­gan­ised live tele­casts of the Ja­pan Mo­toGP on Oct 16 and Aus­tralian Mo­toGP on Oct 23 at The Podium by Daun Restau­rant in Sri Har­ta­mas. – Ber­nama

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