The Ministry of Youth and Sports will assist Hafizh Syahrin in his 2020 Moto2 quest.
The minister wants to ensure Hafizh’s continued presence at the world stage.
Hafizh had revealed he will not receive a salary from his team next year.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that they will assist Hafizh Syahrin in his 2020 Moto2 quest.
The minister YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said that the funds will be channelled through the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). He also iterated that it is the ministry’s wish to see the rider continue to campaign at the world stage.
“I spoke with Sepang International Circuit CEO Dato’ Razlan Razali and will ensure that he (Hafizh) will continue to ride in Moto2, despite Petronas being unwilling to sponsor him,” said the minister.
Hafizh had previously revealed that he will not receive a salary for riding in the Angel Nieto team next year. Conversely, he will only receive incentives should he finish on the podium. That arrangement would leave him to source for sponsors to assist in flight tickets, accommodation and training while he is overseas.
Apart from this announcement, YB Syed Saddiq also spoke up against allegations that the current government does not care about motorsports, especially after Minister of Finance YB Lim Guan Eng’s announcement of providing RM 20 million funding to develop e-sports.
He said that his ministry had provided much funding to SIC in running race teams to develop future champions.