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. Read more
13 September 2004
2003 race summary
After a very strong qualifying performance during the opening two days of the Pacific Grand Prix, race day eventually brought mixed results for Yamaha. The highlight saw Marco Melandri ride a very determined 24-lap race to finish a respectable fifth place on the YZR-M1. It was a result that came after a first turn crash – involving Troy Bayliss (Ducati) and John Hopkins (Suzuki) – which forced the 21-year-old MotoGP rookie off the racing line, relegated him back to 19th on the opening lap. The news, however, was not so positive for Yamaha Team-mate Carlos Checa, who was unable to avoid the incident and was hit from behind, forcing the Spaniard off the track and out of the Pacific Grand Prix. Read more
8 September 2004
Launching the 2004 Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, superbiker and the Deputy Minister of Tourism Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called for stronger efforts among Malaysians especially the motorsports fraternity to bring back the glory days of the Malaysian Grand Prix.
A self-confessed true blue biker and die-hard motorcycling fan, Datuk Ahmad Zahid said the Tourism Ministry is ready to play a key role in promoting the event to enhance the progress of Malaysia’s sports tourism industry and to boost motorsports development in Malaysia. Read more
1 September 2004
WHEN TO STOP
Hindsight is a wonderful word . The Concise OxfordDictionary sums it up perfectly – Wisdom after the event.How many times in your life would have a little wisdom afterthe event pushed you down a different path.
It certainly applies in grand prix motor cycle racing. A bitof hindsight would certainly have helped with tyre choiceand race tactics but even more seriously, as was perfectlyillustrated at Brno last weekend, on the crucial question ofriders safety. As it turned out , hindsight would haveprobably produced exactly the same solution to a very trickysituation in the 20 lap 250cc race. Read more