Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ready For The Malaysia MotoGP? A Survival Guide For MotoGP Fans

The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 is just around the corner, so are you physically and mentally ready for the MotoGP next weekend? Most of the tickets are already sold out, so Sepang International Circuit will be filled with passionate fans from around the world cheering on their favourite riders. With 90,000 fans expected to be at the circuit on race day this year, SIC has prepared this survival guide just for fans, to make the experience at the MotoGP an enjoyable and memorable one.
Keep hydrated and prepare for the unpredictable weather
The tropical Malaysian weather can be unpredictable, with heavy downpours bringing races to a halt. It is recommended that you bring sunblock, sunglasses, an umbrella or disposable raincoat. You can also purchase your favourite team cap or an SIC cap at the merchandise store if you don’t have one yet, to protect you from the sun or even rain. Do keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Remember to get a few bottles of water or drinks from the food and beverage vendors before taking your seat. 
Apart from keeping hydrated, remember to take note of the traffic during race weekend. It’s going to be a huge event, so give yourself enough time to get to the circuit – we suggest 1.5 to 2 hours early. It also helps to build momentum and anticipation for the races. There are public transport packages starting from as low as RM12 for a one way trip, with Rapid KL providing a dedicated bus service. If you’re driving or biking there, purchase a parking pass. Find out more about the bus service, parking passes and recommended parking zones at SIC’s website. 6.jpg
Don’t miss the exciting activity line-up
The Malaysia MotoGP this year offers an exciting line-up of popular favourites and brand new activities. Don’t miss the Riders’ Autograph Session, Public Pit Lane Walk, Riders’ Fan Forum, the ever-popular Mega MotoGP Carnival and the new Watch the Race from the Sky activity. This year, the Mega MotoGP Carnival boasts more than 80 booths, offering two-wheel motorsports fans everything they could want, from souvenirs to accessories to limited edition merchandise or even a brand new bike. The biggest names in the industry including fan favourites such as Kawasaki, Yamaha, KTM, BMW Motorrad, Boon Siew Honda, Repsol, VR 46 Official Racing Apparel, MOTUL, Rudy Project, SHARK, SHELL, GIVI, DRIVE M7, Racing Boy, Liqui Moly and many more will be present.
If you fancy having a fresh perspective of the action on the track, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the first-ever Watch the Race from the Sky activity located at the new South Paddock. Fans will be able to enjoy the race while savouring delicious refreshments prepared by a guest celebrity chef, suspended at 150 feet above the ground. Watch the Race from the Sky begins on 28 October at 8.15am and ends on 30 October, with the final session at 6.00pm. There are up to 8 sessions per day with prices starting from RM299 per person. Book your seat now at http://www.dinnerinthesky.my/ 

Know your location
For first timers, it is quite common to get lost while heading to your seats. Hence, it is important to know your way around SIC.  You can find information on the various seating zones and areas on SIC’s website.

Main GrandstandStarting Grid, Paddock, Teams’ Pit Garage, Podium
Grandstand K1Turn 1, Turn 2
Grandstand FTurn 6, Turn 7, Turn 5, Turn 8, Last Turn
Tower 1 & 2Turn 15, Turn 5
North TowerLast Turn, Pit Lane
South TowerTurn 8, Turn 9
C2 HillstandFar distance of the track

Time to Rockaway after the race
The first concert organised in conjunction with the Malaysia MotoGP, the Rockaway Malaysia MotoGP Weekend is part of the Rockaway platform that is widely considered to be Malaysia’s premier rock festival. The one-day event taking place on 29 October sees an exciting line-up of rock bands such as Scorpions, The Darkness, Wolfmother, Wings and Muzza’s Mayhem. MotoGP ticket holders only need to top up RM110 (inclusive of GST) per day to watch the concert, held at SIC’s B Hillstand. It is a show that you don’t want to miss! For more information on Rockaway, log on to http://rockawayfest.com/ 

Snap along the race
MotoGP only happens once a year, so don’t forget to take lots of photos to keep as mementos and don’t miss the opportunity to get an autograph from and a photo with your favourite rider at the Riders’ Autograph session.

If you still haven’t purchased your tickets, wait no longer! Find out which tickets are still available:

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