The FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2016 series made it to the final stop of the year. From the scenic view of Australia’s Foreshore Park sprightly environment of Indonesia’s Kanjuruhan Stadium to the eventful spectacles of Philippines’ Bayanihan Park, the championship now sets its sails towards Malaysia for its fourth and final round of the season.
This time around, it is the Shah Alam Stadium that will be the hosting ground for 21 of the best riders from around the Asian region, as well as Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Located in the Selangor state of Malaysia, the Shah Alam Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that’s mostly used for football matches. It is home to the Football Association of Selangor, one of the nation’s top professional football club. It has also hosted some of biggest European football clubs with the likes of FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Having a seating capacity of 80,372 and 5,500 parking bays, the stadium is Malaysia’s second largest stadium.
Come December 17 & 18, the grounds that surround the nation’s prided football stadium will be transformed into a 1.15 kilometre Supermoto race track of tarmac and dirt. As every track in this year’s championship had something different to offer, such is the case for this next track. CEO of Asia Supersports Group, Satheswaran Mayachandran stated, “The layout has been designed as such to make it a high-speed track”. Trackside spectators can expect a lot of nail-biting lightning action with plenty of drifting and overtaking being thrown into the mix. Earlier this year, the championship inked a deal with KTM Malaysia which resulted in the latter supplying a set of brand new KTM 450 SX-F bikes to the former. “The new KTM 450 SX-F bikes may perform well on this high-speed track due to the machine’s outright power and delivery,” he added.
Aside from being able to witness some of the best Supermoto riders duke it out, event attendees will also be able to catch Malaysia’s first ever city-built enduro track. Built with a combination of natural and man-made obstacles, the track will see professional extreme enduro riders compete in the inaugural Pangkolo City Enduro Challenge that’s set to take place in conjunction with our Grand Finale. Spectators will also be entertained with a flea market of a hundred over vendors selling vintage goods, antiques, collectors’ items and much more.
The Grand Finale of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2016 promises to have no shortage of entertainment. So be sure to join us at Stadium Shah Alam this December 17 & 18!