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2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship’s Riders Faces Challenging Opening Track

NAKHON CHAI SI, THAILAND – September 1, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With three days away from the curtain raiser of the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship at the Thailand Circuit Motorsport Complex, Nakhon Chai Si, contending riders across 15 countries will face the most challenging circuit ever developed. Standing at a length of 1.4-kilometres, the track will be divided into a 4:6 ratio of dirt and tarmac.

FIM Asia SuperMoto Round 1 track map

Riders will peak a high speed of up to 120kmph at multiple long straights on the tarmac, especially before the finish line. However, the multiple hairpin turns on the track will test their skills in balancing and sliding, while maintaining their pace for the ultimate trophy.

The treacherous off-road section that spans a total of 540-metres will be the turning point for every rider. Eight whoops, a table top and a swivel before the final turn to a high-speed tarmac will be the real test of transition between the tarmac and off-road. Casing in any of the jumps might end the road to the championship title with a yard sale. Moreover, rider with the holeshot will stand a chance and be advantageous in the race.

“Riders and fans have always sought for excitement in this championship. Our increment in challenges and standards will play a pivotal role in enhancing the riders’ skills and ability to adapt in different circuits. Nevertheless, all safety elements were taken into consideration during the design of the track,” said Satheswaran Mayachandran, CEO of Asia Supersports Group.

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FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is promoted by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, Trade My Superbike and E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; sanctioned by FIM Asia and FMSCT; and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari and TX Sports.

Full Riders’ List

Country Name Bike No.
United Kingdom Lewis Cornish 8
Netherlands Marcel Van Drunen 17
Malaysia Muhd Habibullah 1
Malaysia Khairy Zakaria 32
Taiwan Lin Chin Pei 720
Taiwan Lee Wei 40
Singapore Hasroy Osman 77
Indonesia Pedro Wuner 7
Indonesia Farhan Hendro 162
Russia Artem Teslenko 97
Philippines Kenneth San Andres
China Sun Tong 27
Japan Takashi Sasaki 101
Japan Naoto Takayama 300
Hong Kong Tsang Wai Kei 102
Thailand Trakarn Thangthong 5

More information about the championship available at http://supermotoasia.com.

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ABOUT FIM ASIA

Founded in 1904, the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme is an international organisation, which was created to control and develop the sporting and touring aspects of motorcycling and to assist motorcycle users in those fields. The FIM as defined in the statutes is the supreme and sole international authority empowered to control international motorcycling activities organised under its jurisdiction throughout the world and as such acts as the supreme court for the settlement of disputes which may arise from the organisation of such activities. The official titles of World Championships, Continental Championships and FIM Prize events in all disciplines of the motorcycle sport belong to the FIM. FIM Asia is comprised of 28 National Motorcycle Federations in Asia where they organize a large number of events and Championships in over 30 Asian countries.   www.fim-live.com

ABOUT MALAYSIA MAJOR EVENTS

Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and support major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to home-grown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.

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ABOUT ASIA SUPERSPORTS GROUP SDN BHD

Asia Supersports Group Sdn Bhd (ASG) is a group established with decades of motorsport and event experience in the industry. Pioneering in the sports of SuperMoto, ASG has catapulted to international fame with its organisation of the annual FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship. The group’s passion for motorsport also led to the establishment of the Malaysian SuperMoto Championship which has successfully elevated the hybrid sport’s status in Malaysia. By championing quality race production for fans and enthusiasts, the group is now a step closer to achieving its goal as a top global motorsport promoter.   www.supermotoasia.com

ABOUT E-PLUS GLOBAL SDN BHD

E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of E-Plus Limited (NSX:8EP), is one of Asia’s largest and front-running event management agency. Incorporated in 2004, the award-winning integrated events and marketing agency provides innovative and creative ideas in both planning and execution for local and international clients. Over the years, the company has continually set industry standards for its unique ideas and practices. The company’s credential led to its operations expansion to five other countries and is currently fully operational in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.  www.eplusglobal.com

Source: E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd

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