The second round of the Malaysian Supermoto Championship (MSMC) will run its course this weekend at Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras from 6 to 7 May 2017.
The event was officiated earlier today by YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, Minister of Federal Territories and YBhg. Datuk Seri Hj. Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd. Aziz, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur.
The second round of MSMC will run together with the KL Xtravaganza Carnival organized by Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia with over 60 celebrities taking part.
Over 60 supermoto riders from different backgrounds will battle it out tomorrow at Round 2 of the 2017 Malaysian Supermoto Championship (MSMC). The second round of MSMC will run together with the KL Xtravaganza Carnival this weekend at the Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras.
The 2-day event (6 & 7 May 2017) was officiated by YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, Minister of Federal Territories and YBhg. Datuk Seri Hj. Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd. Aziz, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur. Motoring fans can come and enjoy the supermoto races and also the family fun carnival as the entrance is free of charge.
Those of you who are unfamiliar with supermoto races, they are actually a combination of various exciting elements of motocross, dirt track and road racing in one discipline featuring jumps, tight hairpin turns, and high-speed straights on both dirt and asphalt surfaces.
Tracks and venues can vary considerably, allowing races to be held at racing circuits, sports stadiums, open car parks and closed-course city streets. This unique sport offers pure excitement for spectators who can be as close as a few metres from the race.
The 2017 series consists of five classes – SM Open, SM Novice, SM CKD Open, SM CKD and SM Veteran. Participants are required to obtain an official license by AAM to compete in any of the categories. The championship is open to all Malaysian riders who seek to expand their interest in this field.
“Across Malaysia’s history, Kuala Lumpur has been a popular hub for motorsports development, and we are pleased that DBKL has welcomed the MSMC with open arms. This championship is a one-of-a-kind competition in the nation’s two-wheel industry. It acts as catalysts to the surging sport in Malaysia, as well as a platform to seek for the next star rider,” said Satheswaran Mayachandran, CEO of Asia Supersports Group.
“Fans and spectators can expect an exciting day during the race with professional riders competing for the top spot. The 2016 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship’s overall title holder, Muhd Habibullah Salleh (Gabit), will also be competing under the SM Open category against former champions. Moreover, winners of this round are entitled to an entry in the regional race,” he added.
The 800-metres track will feature two hairpin turns, tight corners and two dirt sections with high jumps expected from riders. Riders are expected to speed through the straight tarmacs and reach a maximum speed of 100kmph. A heated battle is expected on the two long straights with the turns at the end of both tracks being the crucial point for front-runners to lead the race.
Muhammad Ibrahim Norrodin, younger sibling to Malaysia’s Grand Prix motorcycle rider Muhamad Adam Norrodin, and champion for the MSMC Round 1 last December will also compete against former MSMC champions Khairy Zakaria and Muhd Al-Amirul Ashshahid.
In conjunction with the race, Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia will also be organising a carnival that includes a concert featuring local renowned artists including Saleem, Amelina, Siti Sarah, Haiza, Joey Joras, Irfan Haris, Ismail Izzani, Shaa, Fiena Mentor, Oja & Tunable and also the debut of a supergroup established by the legendary Yazid Search, Rampage.
Community-based activities including the registration and verification of election status by the Election Commission of Malaysia (SPR), dental check-ups by the Ministry of Health, and compound payment counter by DBKL, will also be offered as part of the carnival.
For more information, visit MSMC’s Facebook page at Malaysian SuperMoto Championship or Instagram. For tomorrow’s (7 May 2017) itinerary, the first qualifying session will begin at 10.30am local time.