The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has, earlier this evening, officially launched the 25th Edition of The Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) to be held later this year on 23rd to 25th October. In conjunction with the launch, title sponsor and lubricants specialist, Shell, has released a limited edition packs of its Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology to commemorate the Silver anniversary of the race in Malaysia.
“This is a very special year for the Malaysia MotoGP as it marks the 25th anniversary of the event, from 1991 at the Batu Tiga Circuit in Shah Alam to its move to Sepang International Circuit in 1999 until now. It was the first major international motorsports event to be held at the Sepang Circuit and is the longest running international motorsports event hosted in Malaysia. The Malaysia MotoGP also continues to excite fans, as we can see by the consistent growth in attendance. In the last five years, we recorded more than 120,000 fans over three days annually from 2010 to 2014. This year fans can expect exciting activities to mark the silver anniversary of this race,” said SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Razlan Razali.
Prior to the event, Dato’ Razlan said that there would be a MotoGP pre-anniversary party, stunt shows, a Riders Mini GP Race, Public Pit Lane Walk, Riders’ Autograph Session, Safety Car Ride, Grid Walk and much more to entice the public to the watch the race at the circuit.
Once at the circuit during race weekend, Dato’ Razlan assures that the event will feature a Mega Moto Carnival with 108 booths all nearly taken up by big names in the industry like Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, Naza, Yamaha, SIC Racing team title sponsor Drive M7 and Tourism Malaysia.
He also said that there will be a special MotoGP Wall of Fame, exclusive 25th anniversary merchandise and social media contests to celebrate the occasion.
“The Shell Advance Ultra 10W-40 pack features the Malaysian Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup riders and also Malaysian Moto3 rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin while the 15W-50 pack features the Ducati Corse MotoGP team. We believe that these stunning collections, which celebrates Shell’s long standing involvement in world motorcycle racing, will be a hit with motorcyclists and also motorsport fans,” said Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd Managing Director Tuan Haji Azman Ismail.
The limited edition packs is said to be available for RM68.30 per one-litre bottle at selected workshops, retail stations and SIC’s website when purchasing race tickets, but only until stock lasts.