pertamax7.com, FIM ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 ROUND 2 OFFICIATION AND PRESS CONFERENCE
BATU BENGKUNG BEACH, INDONESIA, 6 OCTOBER 2016 – Round 2 of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship has been officiated today at Batu Bekung Beach, East Java, approximately 60 kilometres sound of Malang City.
It was readily apparent that the Indonesian hosts wanted to treat the riders of 13 nationalities to some of Indonesia’s natural beauty as the proceedings were carried out to the tempo of rolling waves crashing against the coral reef.
On hand at the launch were Mr. Abdul Malik, representative of The Regent of Malang, Mr. Hari Sasongko, Member of parliament of Malang Constituency, Mr. Satheswaran Mayachandran the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Supersports Group (ASG) represented the championship’s organizers and Mr. Endiyatmo Widagdo, from EWSports728, local organizer from Malang.
Mr. Abdul Malik exclaimed that he was pleased to host the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship in Malang as such exposure serves to bring about the worldwide attention to the city.
“Besides promoting the exciting sport, it has always been ASG’s objective to promote each venue through sports tourism,” said Sathes.
Mr.Endiyatmo acknowledged the sentimentby iterating that Indonesia is home to many attractions and are duly committed to feature a round of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship every year.
“We have always promoted eco-tourism and such but seeing how many foreigners who flew into Malaysia to witness the Malaysian MotoGP each year means motorsports-tourism is tangible, and that is what we would like to further promote through Asia Supermoto,” he continued.
A few riders then suited up and were escorted by the Indonesian police through the countryside for an exhibition ride, to the delight of locals along the route. The army of media representatives had a field day photographing the antics of the riders as they performed slides and wheelies in a controlled and safe environment, as the police had sealed both ends of the road to public vehicle access. The final photography session was carried out on the iconic Bajul Mati Bridge.
Round 2 is not just another round of supermoto. For the host nation, it marks the inaugural occasion Indonesia is featured on the international supermoto scene. Numerous promotional activities are slated throughout the week leading up to the races, including social visits to charities, supermoto riding clinics, press conferences, gala dinner, and so forth. Fans who visit the races will also be treated to Wawan Tembong’s stunt riding show, games, motorcycle parts and accessories sale, all wrapped up in a carnival atmosphere.
As for the racing, Round 2 in Malang City sees an increase of participation, swelling the field to 21 riders, including Steve Alkyer who races in AMA Supermoto in the United States.
KTM Malaysia’s factory rider, Muhd. Habibullah, better known as Gabit, leads the series going into the Malang round after securing the top spot in both races. The arrival of KTM’s 2017 SX-F 450 as his mount ha buoyed his confidence and resolve further.
Indonesia is fielding 6 top riders, including veteran Pedro Wuner. The partisan crowd will undoubtedly go all out to support the local riders.
Race fans will have much racing action to look forward to as there will be no less than five support races namely Prostock, Superstock, SM2, SM Pro Open and SM Veteran; besides four community races including Lite East Java, Lite National, Prostock East Java and Prostock National.
FIM Asia Supermoto Championships 2016 is a regional supermoto championship organised by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, CW Media Sdn Bhd and E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd, and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events, Malaysia Truly Asia, Destination NSW, Tourism Hunter, Newcastle City Council, FIM Asia, Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), KYT, KTM Malaysia, Premium World Motorsports (PWM) Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Husqvarna in Malaysia, Liputan6.com, Bola.com and Vidio.com.
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ABOUT FIM ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Founded and hosted its first series in 2015, the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship is the apogee amongst supermoto races in Asia. Sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM) Asia, the race has gained its momentum since establishment, and morphed into one of the pinnacle of motorsport racing in the region. Promoted by Asia Supersports Group (ASG) and organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, the 2016 series will hold its race in four countries across two continents, namely Australia, Indonesia, The Philippines and Malaysia. ASG is the official license holder of the championship.
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.
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 consortium of 3 companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, CW Media Sdn Bhd, and E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd. Collectively, this consortium has over 30 years of experience in the automotive and event industry in Asia. Bikenation Motorsports as the Technical Partner of ASG, bring with them years of experience of managing and organising local and international SuperMoto races. They have promoted this sport to all over Asia and have helped nurture local talents of SuperMoto riders in Asia. CW Media Sdn Bhd, ASG Media Partner, is a motoring publication company, which is also the license holders for Bonnier Corporation (Sweden) which publishes world renowned motorcycle titles such as Cycle World, Motorcyclists and Super StreetBike. In Malaysia, they publish Cycle World Malaysia and On The Road and are also the founders of MotoJamm, an international motorcycle freestyle entertainment event and www.trademysuperbike.com, Asia’s top motorcycle classifieds/ecommerce website. E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd is ASG’s Production Partner, which is one of Malaysia’s and Asia’s top event management agency with over 20 years of experience, managing thousands of world class events. Some of the top events organised are the ATP Malaysia Open, Junior World NBA and Twin Towers Live.
ABOUT E-PLUS ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS
Incorporated in 2004, the award-winning agency is the brainchild of a dynamic and creative team, which provides innovative and creative ideas in the events management industry. The group holds a wide portfolio, with an array of international clientele from the private sector and public sector, as well as non-profit organisations. Recognised as one of the top-ranked and experienced Events Management agencies in the region, the group seeks to further elevate industry practices with its unique, creative and innovative ideas. With rapid expansion, E-Plus is now established and operational in six countries around Asia namely Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
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