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Sepang organise track day in aid of tsunami victims

Sepang organise track day in aid of tsunami victims

Sepang organise track day in aid of tsunami victims

The Sepang International Circuit will open its doors this weekend in aid of the victims of the recent tsunami disaster in South East Asia, giving punters the chance to ride their own machines around the ultra-modern MotoGP track or even take a spin with the former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his 460bhp Porsche Cayenne!

The Racers United in Aid of Tsunami Victims Fund event will feature a special demonstration of wheelies, a drift challenge, rides in supercars, lucky draws to win F1 tickets and an opportunity to meet Malaysia's top racers.

"The response had been overwhelming and I am touched by the support that the racing fraternity had given to this event," said Sepang International Circuit General Manager Ahmad Mustafa.

"Among the activities that we would be having at the event on Sunday is the taxi ride around the track. And, Tun Dr Mahathir has agreed to drive some of the guests in the name of charity.

"We would like to thank Tun Dr Mahathir for supporting this event where all proceeds would be channelled to the Asian Tsunami Disaster Fund. And, this includes allowances promised to the marshals.

"We have invited Malaysia's top racers like Karamjit Singh, Alex Yoong, Shahrol Yuzy and all of our Merdeka Millennium Endurance race and the Malaysian Super Series competitors as well as those who regularly come to our Sunday Track Day programmes.

"The event is also opened to all racing fans as well and the more we get for the fund, the better it will be. I must also thank the track marshals, who will be working voluntarily to support the programme. We would like to all racing fans in Malaysia to the circuit this Sunday and enjoy all the activities while donating for a good cause."

The Sepang International Circuit will welcome several MotoGP teams to its facilities as preseason testing gets underway on the 22nd January and will play host to the thirteenth round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship on the 25th September.

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MotoGP, 2005

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