MSMC: Malaysian Supermoto Championship returns for 2017

  • The second round of the Malaysian Supermoto Championship (MSMC) returns to Round 2 at Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras on 6 and 7 May 2017

  • The second MSMC round will run together with the KL Xtravaganza Carnival and entrance is FREE

The Malaysian Supermoto Championship (MSMC) returns for some more supermoto action next weekend from 6 to 7 May 2017 for Round 2 at Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras. The event will run its course in conjunction with the KL Xtravaganza Carnival and admission is free for everyone.

Present today during the press conference was Mr Anwar bin Mohd Zain, Director of the Culture, Arts, Tourism and Sports Department of Kuala Lumpur City Hall. Mr Anwar stated “The two-wheeled motorsport has always been a growing industry in Malaysia. We saw the opportunity to promote the sport in a positive manner, therefore, decided to uptake the role as the main organiser for the second round of MSMC,”

“Motorsport can be a healthy sport if it is developed carefully with proper planning and execution. I firmly believe that this approach will further educate and cultivate motorsport enthusiasts the proper path in motorsport practices. This is in line with the recommendations by YB Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, Minister of Federal Territories’ vision to engage with the youth and to learn the fundamentals in living a proper and healthy lifestyle.”

Together with the support from DBKL (Kuala Lumpur City Hall) and of course the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Mr Anwar also further explained that the  introduction of motorsports in Malaysia has the driving power to promote the tourism industry and expenditure in the country, as well as curbing unhealthy social problems.

2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Among the categories available includes SM Open, SM Novice, SM CKD Open, SM CKD, and SM Veteran. The championship is open to all Malaysian riders who seek to embark their profession as a professional supermoto rider.

There will be between 50 to 70 supermoto racers from all walks of life competing in the five different categories including some of the high profile supermoto riders such as the 2013 and 2014 FIM Asia Supermoto Championship overall champion Khairy Zakaria (Khairy) and 2016 champion Muhd Habibullah bin Salleh (Gabit) who returns to the defend his crown.

Muhd Habibullah bin Salleh (Gabit), 2016 FIM Asia Supermoto Champion

CLICK HERE to read on the final round of the 2016 FIM Asia Supermoto Championship where our very own local rider, Muhd Habibullah bin Salleh aka “Gabit” was crowned champion.

Khairy added that the race has been attracting a much larger and diverse group of motoring enthusiasts including superbikers, motorcross and endurance riders into the mix. With this many participations from different folks in the industry, the MSMC will indeed become one of the benchmarks for many upcoming riders.

The CEO of Asia Supersports Group (ASG), Mr Satheswaran Mayachandran added that “MSMC had a long-standing history in Malaysia. The championship has levelled and given birth to many top international riders, and will continue to provide an avenue for upcoming riders to test and polish their skills.”

In addition to the high-adrenaline race, MSMC will be held in conjunction with the second series of the KL Xtravaganza Carnival. The carnival has a lot of different events and activities for the entire family that will be held together with the Round 2 of MSMC. While kids and parents get entertained by many of celebrities involved in the Xtravaganza carnival, the motoring fans can enjoy two full days of supermoto action.

Image source: fim.asia

The Malaysian SuperMoto Championship is organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, in partnership with Asia Supersports Group, Ultra Blue Sdn Bhd and Yayasan Bakti Tun Razak. The race is sanctioned by the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM); and supported by the Ministry of Federal Territories and the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau.

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