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World’s best riders attend Sportsnet’s Malaysian MotoGP Race Preview Event

October 31, 2014 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Last Friday night saw over 120 Australian guests mingle with some of the world’s best motorcycle riders at Sportsnet’s Malaysia MotoGP Race Preview party in Sepang.

The 2014 Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP, which took place over the weekend, marks the 24th consecutive year that motorcycle racing’s premier class has competed in Malaysia.

Featuring a breathtaking display of motorbikes and MotoGP memorabilia guaranteed to get every motor enthusiast’s heart racing, the event at the Sama Sama Hotel was attended by a number of past and present riders including up and coming Australian rider, Jack Miller and his teammate Karel Hanika from the Red Bull KTM Ajo Team; Hafiq Azmi from the SIC-Ajo team, Niklas Ajo and Danny Kent from the Husqvarna Factory Racing team; and Alex Briggs – an Australian and long- time crewmember for nine-time world MotoGP champion, Valentino Rossi.

Guests were also treated to some entertaining reminiscences from 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who spoke with Gavin Emmett, the official voice of the MotoGP, about his experiences racing at world motorcycling’s top level. Nicky and Gavin were also joined on stage by Australian MotoGP Rider, Broc Parkes, and his teammate, Michael Laverty, who were both riding for Paul Bird Motorsport for the second last time before they head to the Superbikes in 2015.

Tourism Malaysia’s Director of Domestic Marketing, Datuk Musa Hj Yusof, and Senior Assistant Marketing Director, Mohd Amirul Rizal Abdul Rahim, were both on hand to welcome riders and guests at the official dinner afterwards.  And thanks to Tourism Malaysia, four lucky guests on the night also won Pit Tours of the garages as well as Red Bull team merchandise.

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