13 September 2004
For a price of one, racing fans can now enjoy both the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and the upcoming Formula Nippon race at Sepang Circuit under a special weeklong promotion beginning today.
“Buy a Main Grandstand for the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, and you will get a free Main Grandstand ticket worth RM50 for the Japanese Formula Nippon race this weekend,” says SIC Sales and Sponsorship Manager Izuddin Rosli.
“On top of that, the Grand Prix ticket also entitles you to a contest that could win you a Ducati Multi Strada bike worth RM91,000,” he said, adding that the promotional offer was only for purchase of the Main Grandstand tickets, which are priced at RM50 for a full three-day entry.
While the Japanese Nippon Championship would be held at the circuit this weekend from September 18, the 2004 Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix is less than a month away from October 8 to 10.
Apart from the Ducati bike, the GP contest is also offering an Aprilia RF250 G1 bike worth over RM37,000 for its second prize and five set of Alpine Star products as the third prize. For the promotional offer, Izuddin said that the tickets needed to be purchased either at the circuit itself or at the SIC office in KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur.
“SIC is organizing off-track and carnival activities at both the races for the fans. These are definitely events that racing fans should not miss especially with this new two in one offer,” added Izuddin.
Apart from sponsoring the Ducati bike for the contest, Naza Motors would be organizing a large-scale auto show and an auto saloon of top performance Japanese cars at the Main Grandstand in conjunction with the Formula Nippon race.
Jointly promoted and organized by SIC and Japan Race Promotion Inc. (JRP), the Formula Nippon race is a full-fledged championship round of a nine-leg championship and is the only round outside Japan.
Apart from the RM50 ticket for the Main Grandstand, racing fans also have the option of purchasing a RM25 for entry at the K1 Grandstand or the RM10 ticket at the Hillstand C covered hillstand to enjoy the race.
“Being here for the first time, we would like to provide the opportunity for as many Malaysian fans as possible to enjoy this world class race and see world class racing drivers in action,” added Izuddin.
First run in 1987 as the Japanese Formula 3000, the Formula Nippon Championship was introduced in April 1996 while maintaining the F3000 technical regulations but eventually changed over the years.
Sanctioned by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the championship competes using a highly advance Reynard chassis with high standard of safety features to protect the drivers.
Apart from the Formula Nippon race, fans can also catch Round 5 of the Malaysian Super Series featuring the Supercar and the Supersixteen Championships where they will see Malaysia’s best drivers in action.
THE REMAINING ROUNDS
|Round 7||18 – 19 September||
Sepang Circuit, Malaysia
|Round 8||23 – 24 October||Twin Ring, Motegi|
|Round 9||6 – 7 November||Suzuka Circuit|