Saturday, July 25, 2015
KL City Grand Prix revs up tourism numbers in Malaysian capital
The KL City Grand Prix next month is expected to draw some 100,000 visitors to the capital.
Held from August 7 to 9, this event will see race drivers zip through a 3.2km temporary ‘Grade 3' circuit with 16 turns along the roads of P Ramlee, Ampang, Sultan Ismail and Pinang.
Ally Bhoonee, executive director of World Avenues, an expert in the Middle East inbound market said: “This event falls during the peak Middle East season and gives tourists an additional activity in Kuala Lumpur.”
According to a Bernama report, the event is expected to see various GT race car models such the Lamborghini Super Cup, Formula Masters, Porsche Carrera Cup and Audi R8 LMS Cup.
For visitors, one of the highlights will be the opportunity for them to touch the race cars and communicate with the racers’ teams.
Another attraction will be the demonstration of V8 Supercars.
This inaugural event is organised by local company GT Global Race. Tickets can be purchased from the company’s website.