Wow!!! Berita baik.. Malaysia mendapat hak penganjuran perlumbaan Formula 1 ke-2. Maknanya satu di Sepang dan satu di Iskandar Johor.
Bagus, cuma takut market terlalu saturated la.. dengan factor demografik dan geography yang akan sempit dan jumlah penduduk yang relatifnya kecil.
Tapi mungkin boleh tap market dari Singapura dan orang-orang dari selatan tanahair...
Bagi aku peminat F1 ni ok saja..
barulah Sepang International Circuit ( SIC ), ada persaingan dan masing2 akan jadi penganjur terbaik
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Malaysia to get second Grand Prix
Singapore billionnaire Peter Lim has reportedly signed a deal to help create a race track capable of hosting a Grand Prix in the Iskandar Malaysia region by 2016.
By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The project is slated to cost as much as RM 3.5 million ($1.15 million) and will be situated near Tuas Second Link.
The deal was finalised in the recent World Islamic Economic Forum in Johor Baru and will involve a partnership between FASTrack Autosports, owned by Lim, as well as UEM Land, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
Currently, Malaysia hosts the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit although Lim envisions the new circuit to be part of a 'Motorsport City' with an international race-certified 1.5km go-kart track, car showrooms, resort homes, a bonded warehouse, a research and development centre and an advanced driving school.
Lim is currently a board member of McLaren racing and the driving school could thus be helmed by instructors from the famed British marque.
"(The Motorsports City) is an interesting project, something that I love and I think we can build a fairly sound business model from, especially with the high costs of doing business in Singapore and also the availability of labour here," Lim told a press conference on Tuesday.
"Actually, that is the main reason I believe this project will take off very well."