Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is serving up an exciting menu of motorsports thrills for the remainder of 2016.
Following the rescheduling of the 2016 F1 Malaysia Grand Prix, October will be a thrilling month of motorsports in Malaysia, with both the F1 Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 (MotoGP) now taking place that month. It will also be a Southeast Asian F1 extravaganza, with the F1 Grand Prix in Malaysia held only two weeks after the Singaporean race.
The Sepang Circuit will host this year’s F1 Grand Prix from 30 September to 2 October 2016 – Round 16 of 21, while the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 (MotoGP) will be held from 28 to 30 October 2016, maintaining its position as the penultimate round of the 18-round championship. Meanwhile, the pricing schedule for 2016 now includes half-price child tickets for the F1 event and 50% discounts for disabled spectators.
“Australians have long been passionate fans of motorsports, with thousands of Aussie fans visiting Sepang every year,” says Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC. “In the past two years, Australians have been the largest group of international fans at the F1 Grand Prix, and have been consistently among the top 3 countries with highest attendance amongst international visitors at the MotoGP. This year, they can look forward to all our new offerings, while cheering on the Aussie talent”.
And there will be Australian in action at Sepang at both events this year including Daniel Ricciardo driving for Team Red Bull in the F1 Grand Prix and Jack Miller riding for Marc VDS Racing Team in the MotoGP.
“Fans can also look forward to the challenge that recently resurfaced track will to pose, as many racers have been used to racing the previous surface since 2007”, says Razlan. “For MotoGP, especially, the track experience is going to add to what is already shaping up to be an exciting and unpredictable season. Earlier this year, we saw official MotoGP testing taking place on the old track surface, so all the data gathered will have far less relevance than usual”. Track resurfacing and upgrading works was carried out at Sepang from 15 February to 8 May 2016.
In addition to all the action on the track, visitors will also be able to enjoy some fantastic events and activities in and around Sepang and Kuala Lumpur, organised in conjunction with both motorsport events. These include a motorsports carnival, fan engagement activities with the drivers and riders, and various promotional packages offered by many Malaysian businesses. As in 2015, the F1 event will once again include a number of family-oriented activities, where fans of all ages can also experience adrenaline action off track. And post race, event-goers are in for a real treat with Grammy Award-winning performer, Usher, headlining the Official F1 After Race Concert.
Tickets for the 2016 F1 Malaysia Grand Prix include Main Grandstand tickets priced from A$190 to A$720 in various seating areas. Grandstand K1 tickets are priced at A$280 and Grandstand F tickets at A$125, while Star Stand (Hillstand B) and Hillstand C2 Covered tickets are priced at A$77 and A$70 respectively. Star Stand tickets allow holders to catch both the race and the post-race concert from a premium vantage point in the same spot. Also available for F1 fans are Special VIP Tribune tickets, as well as Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull Tribune tickets.
Standard ticket prices for the 2016 Malaysia MotoGP range from A$127 for a Premier Roving pass to A$25 for a C2 Covered Hillstand ticket. Tickets for the Main Grandstand, K1 Grandstand and F Grandstand are priced at A$90, A$55 and A$40 respectively. Meanwhile, tickets for the Marc Marquez Tribune and VR46 Tribune are selling for A$110 and A$70 respectively.
For motorsports fans with a penchant for more luxurious settings, SIC also offers an extensive range of corporate hospitality packages. These include VIP and Corporate suites and hospitality lounges, and the F1 Paddock Club.
To find out more about hospitality packages, ticket pricing and all the great activities lined up for 2016, visit Sepang International Circuit’s website at www.sepangcircuit.com. Tickets are available via the website and from authorised agents in Australia.