Monday, November 12, 2012

Berita Litar - SIC Gets Top Award from Dorna

The 2012 Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which recorded the highest spectator attendance in its history of the event, has been accorded by Dorna as the MotoGP event of the Year.

Organised and promoted by Sepang International Circuit (SIC), the 2012 event was held from October 19 to 21 as Round 16 the 18-round world championship, which closes tomorrow with the Grand Prix of Valencia.

The selection of the Malaysian GP for the award by Dorna was conveyed to SIC Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Razlan Razali, who was understandable hugely thrilled with the award and responded by declaring that it gave strong motivation to further improve the organization of the event.

In his immediate comments, Razlan said: “Being awarded as the MotoGP of the year is very special and honorable after hosting 22 years of this event in Malaysia.

“It also a mark of recognition to SIC in growing the event aggressively since 2009 and the placement of a Malaysian rider in the world championship has in many ways contributed to this” he said in reference to the presence of Muhammad Zulfahmi Khairuddin in the Moto3 World Championship.

Zulfahmi is a product of SIC’s GP Wildcard programme, which was strongly supported by Dorna – the worldwide rights holder for the MotoGP world championship. Dorna continued to give its backing until now as the young Malaysian competes in his third year in the Moto3 world championship.

Razlan added: “I would like to thank FIM, Dorna and IRTA for this award and we will strive to further improve next years.

“I would also like to thank my whole SIC team for their endless contribution and dedication towards this event as without teamwork, we will not be able to organize and get the recognition,” said Razlan, who was, however, unable to attend the annual award ceremony, which is traditionally held in Valencia along with all the other world championship trophies.

Spanish Jorge Lorenzo would be taking his second MotoGP world crown while his compatriot Marc Marques, who would be challenging him in the premier class next season, takes his first Moto2 world title. The inaugural world title for Moto3 class would be owned by Germany’s Sandro Cortese.

The 2012 Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix attracted more 77,000 spectators for the race and some 125,000 spectators over the three-day weekend despite the challenging weather conditions throughout the event.

In the absence of Razlan, the award would be accepted by Zulfahmi on behalf of SIC.

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