Saturday, 1 June 2019

SIC and Two Wheels Motor Racing join forces to host Malaysia Superbike Championship

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) -- Sepang International Circuit (SIC) and Two Wheels Motor Racing (TWMR) have ventured into a collaboration to organise the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) beginning with the 2019 season.

Chief executive officer of SIC Datuk Razlan Razali said the collaboration to organise the MSBK would be for five years beginning June 2019.

“This is exciting times for us as we have a very experienced partner to run the MSBK with us. The collaboration would further cement the MSBK’s status as one of the top national championships in the country.

“We are hoping that with the expertise under TWMR’s umbrella, the MSBK will become a much better and more competitive and overall as an exciting and reputable event for spectators at the circuit, not only in Malaysia but also recognised as the best in the region,” he said in the statement here today.

The 2019 MSBK will run for four rounds, kicking off on June 14-16 together with the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (ATC) that will join as the support race before the season ends with doubleheader MSBK Round 4 and 5 on Nov 8-10.

TWMR is an established body that has vast experience in organising motorcycle race series, notably the Malaysia Cub Prix series and the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC).

MSBK was effectively the country’s national championship for track motorcycle racing, with added excitement by the participation of top international riders from the region.

Among notable riders that have come out from the championships to race on the world’s stage are Malaysians Shahrol Yuzy, Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman, Khairul Idham Pawi and Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah, Ratthapark Wilairot (Thailand), Chris Vermeulen (Australia) and most recently Somkiat Chantra, Dimas Ekky Pratama, Kaito Toba and Kazuki Masaki.

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