SIC Welcomes Indonesian Fans to the Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia 2023
TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – The 24th edition of the longest running international motor racing event, PETRONAS GRAND PRIX OF MALAYSIA 2023, is scheduled to take place on 10 – 12 November 2023. Organizers are expecting a significant increase in attendance, especially from Indonesian fans.
This year's Malaysian Grand Prix aims to welcome approximately 11,000 Indonesian spectators for the entire race weekend. The event promises to be more exciting with the inclusion of the newly introduced MotoGP™ format, featuring the sprint race, riders parade, and hero walk.
The 24th edition of the Malaysian Grand Prix also marks the second year of PETRONAS as the title sponsor. A notable highlight of the event is the professional debut of Malaysian rider Syarifuddin Azman (Damok) from MT Helmets – MSI, who will be competing in Moto3™.
During a regional tour in Jakarta, the Chief Executive Officer of SIC, Azhan Shafriman Hanif, stated, This year's theme is #KasiGegar, which means 'gaspol' in Indonesia.
“SIC expects a higher attendance of spectators during the three-day event. Those coming to the circuit will witness jam-packed action on the track. To ensure a high level of satisfaction, we are committed to delivering the highest quality for the Malaysian Grand Prix,” said Shafriman on Friday (4/8/2023).
Shafriman feels grateful for the support from Indonesian fans during this time because they are the highest international audience for the Malaysian Grand Prix, and we are truly grateful for that.
Chief Executive Officer of SIC, Azhan Shafriman Hanif. (FOTO: Fahmi/TIMES Indonesia)
To enhance the fan experience, special off-track activities will begin with pre-events during race week. The Public Pit Lane Walk and MotoGP™ Rider's Autograph Session will take place on 10 November 2023, offering fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite riders.
Additionally, fans can explore a wide range of special merchandise at the Mega MotoGP™ Carnival, featuring over 100 top brands, located at the Mall Area. The Night Track Tour experience will be available from 10 – 12 November 2023.
In an effort to make the 2023 Malaysia Grand Prix more accessible, ticket prices start at Rp448,051.95 for the F Grandstand, Rp642,857.14 for the K1 Grandstand, Rp1,075,324.67 for the Main Grandstand, Rp1,324,675.32 for the Marc Marquez Tribune, Rp1,589,610.38 for Premier Roving, and Rp1,994,805.18 for Premier Seat. Tickets can be obtained via website Sepang Circuit or authorized ticket agents such as TX Travel and Lily Tours.
Director of Tourism Malaysia Jakarta, Dato' Dr. Ammar Abd Ghapar expressed that Indonesia will always be an essential market for the tourism sector in Malaysia. He hopes that accessibility and flight capacity between the two countries can be increased.
"In 2022, Malaysia recorded the arrival of 1.481 million tourists from Indonesia, making it the second-highest number after Singapore. This position seems consistent with the arrival of 704,147 Indonesian foreign tourists recorded in the January - March period this year," close Dato' Dr. Ammar Abd Ghapar commenting about the PETRONAS GRAND PRIX OF MALAYSIA 2023. (*)
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