Govt pledges support for motoring sports
> We want to introduce our champions to the international level: PM
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