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  • Repsol Honda teah memperkenalkan jentera bagi kempen MotoGP 2019.
  • Ianya adalah ulang tahun ke-25 kerjasama antara Repsol dan Honda.
  • Beberapa buah ‘pengubahsuaian’ dapat dilihat pada jentera Jorge Lorenzo, kemasan grafik pada jentera 2019 kekal sama.


  • Repsol Honda unveils the bike for the MotoGP 2019 campaign.

  • It was the 25thanniversary of Repsol and Honda’s partnership.

  • Some “modifications” are seen on Jorge Lorenzo’s bike, although the 2019 bike has the exact same livery.

For those waiting to see the 2019 Repsol Honda bike were surely disappointed as the livery remains unchanged.

Many had expected a new colour scheme as the Spanish petroleum giant and Honda celebrate the 25thanniversary of their collaboration. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the stale same-ol’-same-ol’ stripes.

However, there seem to be a few notable differences on Jorge Lorenzo’s bike (pictured above).

  • Polished aluminium frame and swingarm.
  • The fuel tank is extended at the rear. Lorenzo prefers to push his weight further back.
  • An extended seat stop.
  • Both bikes sport larger aerobodies.

The launch was held at the Sentul circuit in Indonesia. Current riders Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo were joined by past Repsol Honda champions Mick Doohan and Alex Creville.

L-R: Mick Doohan, Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Alex Creville

The Repsol-Honda partnership began in 1994 when Doohan won the first of his five world 500cc GP championship. Alex Creville won the 1999 championship when Doohan crashed heavily during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez and retired.

Of course, both current riders spewed team savvy answers about how happy they are with the team, how they are confident in winning, yada, yada, yada.

Marc Marquez will be in action at the shakedown test from 1st to 3rd February prior to the first 2019 pre-season testing from 6th to 8th February. Both tests will be held at the Sepang International Circuit.

  • Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Litar Antarabangsa Sepang, Dato’ Razlan Razali, telah menawarkan satu peluang buat Khairul Idham Pawi bagi menyertai pasukan MotoGP.
  • Peluang untuk menyertai pasukan Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team dalam MotoGP bergantung kepada keputusan Moto2 Pawi pada tahun 2019 dan 2020.
  • Pawi bakal menjadi penunggang MotoGP Malaysia pertama dalam sebuah pasukan MotoGP Malaysia sekiranya dia berjaya.


  • Sepang International Circuit CEO, Dato’ Razlan Razali offers an opportunity to Khairul Idham Pawi to join the MotoGP team.

  • Joining the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team in MotoGP depends on Pawi’s Moto2 results in 2019 and 2020.

  • Pawi will be the first Malaysian MotoGP rider in a Malaysian MotoGP team should he make it.

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) CEO, Dato’ Razlan Razali offers an opportunity to Malaysian rider Khairul Idham Pawi in the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team in the MotoGP championship.

Datuk Razlan Ramli, courtesy of gpmalaysia

Khairul Idham Pawi shocked the world when he won two Moto3 races in his debut season in 2016. He was Malaysia’s first GP race winner in any category. Both wins came during wet races, but he didn’t score well in dry races. However, he was moved up to the Moto2 category in 2017 where he languished in the tail end of the field.

As for 2019, he signed up with the Petronas Sprinta Racing Team and remains in Moto2.

Dato’ Razlan told that Pawi had been moved to Moto2 too early. On the other hand, he’s positive that Pawi had learned a lot in those two years.

“He came to visit our Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team in Valencia. We showed him around and said, ‘look, you have two years to do something because we want you to be our first Malaysian MotoGP rider in this team.’”

Dato’ Razlan hopes that “pep talk” will spur Pawi to perform his best during the 2019 season, as there is a path for progression in the team.

Besides Hafizh Syahrin riding for the Tech 3 KTM team this year, having a Malaysian rider riding for a Malaysian team will die the country’s fans much to cheer for.

Watch this space for the official launching of the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team (MotoGP) and Petronas Sprinta Racing Teams in Moto2 and Moto3 on 28thJanuary.

  • Litar Antarabangsa Sepang (SIC) telah menganjurkan satu “Sesi Teh Tarik” yang amat istimewa bersama dengan beberapa orang penunggang MotoGP.
  • Acara ini telah diadakan di NZ Curry House dengan kemunculan istimewa oleh Ayumu Sasaki, Adam Norrodin, Niki Tulli, Khairul Idham Pawi, Hafizh Syahrin, dan Danilo Petrucci.
  • SIC juga turut memperkenalkan trofi rasmi yang akan dipersembahkan kepada para pemenang pada hari Ahad nanti.


  • Sepang International Circuit (SIC) organised a very special ‘Teh Tarik Session’ with a number of MotoGP riders.

  • The event was held at NZ Curry House with special appearances by Ayumu Sasaki, Adam Norrodin, Niki Tuuli, Khairul Idham Pawi, Hafizh Syahrin, and Danilo Petrucci.

  • SIC also unveiled the official trophies that will be presented to the race winners on Sunday.

It’s MotoGP week here in Malaysia and as we head towards the grand weekend of the 2018 Shell Malaysia MotoGP championship round, the good folks from SIC (Sepang International Circuit) organised a very special ‘Teh Tarik Session’ with the national MotoGP riders and a very special appearance from Alma Pramac Racing (and future Ducati factory rider), Danilo Petrucci. (more…)

  • Pemilik Aprilia di Malaysia telah menikmati satu hari yang cukup menyeronokkan di Litar Antarabangsa Sepang semalam.
  • Didi Resources, pengedar rasmi baharu jenama tersebut, telah menganjurkan satu hari litar, seperti mana yang telah dijanjikan.
  • Pelbagai model motosikal Aprilia telah turun ke litar.


  • Aprilia owners in Malaysia had a great day at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday.

  • Didi Resources, the new custodians of the brand organized a track day as promised.

  • A great mix of Aprilia models took to the track.

As promised by Didi Resources, the new custodian of Aprilia motorcycles in Malaysia, the inaugural (under new management) Aprilia Malaysia Track Day went off without a hitch yesterday at the Sepang International Circuit.

Didi Resources Organizes Inaugural Aprilia and Modclass Track Day

Besides rides and convoys, organizing a track day for Aprilia owners is the right thing to do as the activity demonstrates the manufacturer’s “Be a Racer” philosophy.

It was great to see owners showing up from all over Malaysia and even Singapore on all sorts of Aprilia models, because we are used to seeing the RSV4 superbike in the Malaysian Superbike Championship (MSBK), Malaysian Speed Foundation (MSF) and track days on weekends.

Instead, this track day organized by Didi Resources provided the opportunity to ride on track on any bike, more like a “Run what ya brung” track weekend.


Indeed, we saw the Shiver 750, Tuono V4, SL1000R, RSV Mille (the father of the RSV4), RS250 two-strokes, and an SR-Max 300 scooter ridden by Khairul Hafiz.

Of course, the riders attended a safety briefing after registration. Aprilia Malaysia had also prepared race suits and riding gear for rental to those who don’t own them.

It had rained on the track from early morning and the open track day riders came back to report on a slippery track after their first session. However, the Aprilians were lucky as their sessions started close to noon and went on through late afternoon. The sun had started to shine and dried the track by then.

It was visible that the participants had a great day although they were also exhausted after riding under the hot sun. Didi Resources also provided refreshments and lunch so that they had nothing to worry about except of having fun.

Lastly, while there weren’t many who took the track as expected despite the large number of Aprilians who showed up, we believe there will be many more in the next track days. We would also like to add that they event went without a hitch, and there was no mishap.


  • Sesi hari litar Modclass Speedway yang pertama telah diadakan di Litar Antarabangsa Sepang.
  • Kira-kira 20 orang pemilik motosikal moden klasik telah mengemudi jentera mereka untuk menikmati keseronokan di atas litar.
  • Acara Modclass Speedway ini adalah anjuran Tiga Moto dan disokong oleh Moto Guzzi Malaysia.


  • The very first Modclass Speedway track day session was held at the Sepang International Circuit.

  • Around 20 modern classic bike owners took their machines for some fun time around the track.

  • The Modclass Speedway was organised by Tiga Moto and supported by Moto Guzzi Malaysia.

When was the last time you witness a group of modern classic bikes tearing it up in the track? It is certainly a rare occasion and earlier today, the Modclass Speedway organised the very first outing for some enthusiastic modern classic bike owners around the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). (more…)

  • Siri perlumbaan FIM Enel MotoE World Cup yang diadakan julung kalinya buat motosikal elektrik akan bermula pada tahun 2019.
  • Para penunggang akan menunggang motosikal elektrik Energica.
  • Litar Antarabangsa Sepang (SIC) akan menampilkan seorang penunggang.


  • The inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup for electric motorcycles will begin in 2019.

  • The riders will be riding the electric Energica motorcycle.

  • Sepang International Circuit will field a team with a single entry.

The inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup electric motorcycle GP will commence in 2019 and the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will also field a team.

The announcement was made during the third MotoE Team Committee at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. SIC’s participation in the series takes the grid to 12 teams with a total of 18 bikes, as there are teams that chose to enter one rider (such as SIC) or two. All teams will ride the same Energica MotoE bike.

The teams with one entry are:

  • Sepang International Circuit (SIC);
  • Marc VDS Racing Team;
  • Ajo Motorsport;
  • Pons Racing;
  • Dynavolt Intact GP;
  • SIC58 Squadra Corse.

Teams with two entries are:

  • Tech 3 Racing;
  • LCR Team;
  • Pramac Racing;
  • Esponsorama Racing;
  • Gresini Racing;
  • Angel Nieto Team.

The committee also outlined other details such as test dates, sponsors and technical partners.

All tests will be conducted at Jerez on these dates:

  • 23rd to 25th November 2018;
  • 13th to 15th March 2019;
  • 23rd to 25th April 2019.

Confirmed sponsors are:

  • Enel;
  • Energica;
  • Michelin;
  • DHL.

Technical partners include:

  • Dell’Orto;
  • Regina;
  • Brembo;
  • Marchesini;
  • Öhlins.

The full calendar for the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is expected to be published during the San Marino GP, while the rider line-up will be revealed at the Aragon GP. The MotoE series augurs well with the development of electric motorcycles ahead of new petrol-powered vehicle bans in a number of countries within the next decade.


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