Sepang International Circuit and National Sports Institute Sign Official Strategic Partnership

  • Sepang International Circuit and National Sports Institute Sign Official Strategic Partnership.

  • The NSI will provide sports services to the PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team in MotoGP and also SIC’s talent development programs.

  • SIC hopes that these facilities will assist their riders in growing to be future MotoGP riders.

The National Sports Institute (NSI) announced the participation of Sepang International Circuit (SIC) as an official strategic partner.

This partnership between is the first ever joint venture held in the field of high-performance sports services for motor sports.This collaboration is also a positive step in promoting the country’s motor sports. The scope of the strategic cooperation covers:

  1. NSI will provide high performance sports services by planning and implementing sports science and sports medical programs to PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team riders and riders, and also riders under the talent development program SIC, such as Dream to MotoGP (Impian Ke MotoGP). The Dream to MotoGP program consists of preparation in various tournaments such as the Spanish CEV Teen Championships (CEV), European Talent Cup, Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC).
  2. The NSI will provide comprehensive and systematic application of sports science based on best practices and research in specializations such as nutrition, psychology, gymnastics physiology, biomechanics and physical fitness for motorsport.
  3. The NSI will provide sports medical services such as health screening, injury treatment, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation treatments and clinical trials.

Both parties expect more exchanges of experience and high-performance sports research for motorsports can be implemented through this collaboration. In fact, this collaboration is an important step for the exchange of information, experience, knowledge and the latest research into the development of the national motor sports industry.

Dato’ Razlan Razali, CEO of SIC said, “To ensure that SIC talents in 2- and 4- wheels (racing) are fully prepared, physically and mentally fit, we are pleased with the strategic partnership with NSI. NSI has the best place and facility to produce world class athletes and they are proven with a number of success stories. Hence, with a whole suite of services offered for our motorsport talents to utilise, we have a complete chain of ecosystem and structure to ensure that our motorsport athletes are prepared to compete in their respective championships. There are simply no excuses now for these athletes as we have provided nearly everything for them to ensure they are competitive and aspire to be champions.”

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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