We’ve been through tough times. But it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is getting nearer as the government had given the green light for a handful of sports activities to resume under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), and one of them is motorsports!
Needless to say, this is something that we have been waiting for since the whole MCO started, but this does not mean things are back to normal just yet. Activities will still have to adhere to the guidelines of the CMCO as COVID-19 is still a threat if not controlled properly. Aside from running the races behind closed doors, rules like social distancing must be observed by race organisers as well.
Speaking to NST, Adian Yein of Malaysia Speed Festival said that the decision by the government has been well-received by the motorsports community and everyone is happy to be able to get back to work. Initially scheduled to take place in mid-March, the opening round of the 2020 MSF has been moved to July, and the season is expected to run until November, pending approval from the authorities.
As for the MSF Touge Hillclimb, it presents a different challenge as it is not taking place on a permanent track, and they are working together with Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) on the possible guidelines.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone here to please take care of yourselves and loved ones by adhering to the MCO guidelines and hopefully we can get the racing season back onto its feet. Also to the frontliners, we convey our greatest appreciation for all your sacrifice!