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The Lowdown On Travelling To This Years Malaysian MotoGP™
MotoGP™ racing is arguably one of the most exciting spectator sports to watch live. Coming hot off the heels of the Australian leg of the Moto Grand Prix, the world’s best riders will descend upon Malaysia in full flight come October. Who will top the leader board as the international championship series edges closer to the business end of the race season? All will be revealed LIVE at Sepang, but read on below to ensure you’re in the know when it comes to the Malaysian MotoGP™!
A fixture on the international MotoGP™ calendar since 1999. The Sepang International Circuit is an architecturally designed masterpiece. Featuring sweeping corners and wide straights, plus a hairpin turn that drivers must execute with masterful skill, it’s an absolutely mind blowing experience for show spectators to witness live. There’s also a long chicane between turns 5 & 6 that generates incredible speed. No surprise then that the track is continually used in preseason testing and is a real highlight of the MotoGP™ racing calendar!
Sightseeing in Malaysia
The event site is a short 45km transfer from downtown Kuala Lumpur. There’s plenty to do and see whilst visiting the region. Here’s the definitive Sportsnet Holidays list of off track Malaysian MotoGP™ experiences:
Petronas Twin Towers – an iconic Kuala Lumpur landmark, these grandiose twin towers are an unmissable architectural marvel. Go here and check out the skywalk and observation deck for outstanding city views. Open 7 days.
Batu Caves – an interesting tourist attraction located atop a limestone hill. Featuring intricate, historic caves to explore, these caves are some of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. Guided half day tours available.
Lake Symphony – right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur you will find Lake Symphony. It’s a manmade series of fountains, impressive by day, but even more so by night when the colorful waters really shine bright. A terrific photo opportunity. Enjoy a beverage or three from one of the many nearby bars whilst soaking up the light show.
Pavilion KL – a shopping paradise with quality goods at fair prices. An excellent place to score anything from designer threads through to quaint souvenirs for friends and family back home. Loads of great restaurants and mini entertainment precincts can be found within the pavilion walls.
Manja – the go to dining venue. The menu features a cohesive mix of classic Malaysian dishes and contemporary international fare. Tip; book early, this restaurant is very, very popular.