Tuesday, 25 October 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: The fate of the Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will likely be known by the end of this week.
There would be a special meeting to discuss the matter with SIC’s major stakeholder, the Finance Ministry on Thursday.
The F1 ticket sales here have gone down since 2014. In contrast, the Malaysia Motorcycle GrandPrix (MotoGP) looks more promising in terms of attracting spectators and its potential spillover effects.
MotoGP, the world’s biggest motorcycling event, was first staged at the Batu Tiga Circuit in Shah Alam in 1991 before shifting to the Pasir Gudang Circuit, Johor, in 1998 while the Sepang Circuit hosted its first MotoGP race in 1999.
This weekend, the Shell Malaysia MotoGP 2016, the 26th Malaysia MNotoGP, is set to be another crowd-puller at SIC, following on the heels of last year’s sellout silver jubilee race.
Last year there were 85,000 spectators for MotoGP. This year, as all the tickets were already sold out, the target are at 90,000 spectators, inclusive of from the hill stands.
Source by: Internet