The newly-launched FIM MiniGP Malaysia Series is more than just a championship that allows young talents to show what they got. It is also a stepping stone for them to get recognized on a global scale as the top finishers will get the chance to race over at Italy.
A Stepping Stone to the World Stage
“Three best riders from the FIM MiniGP Malaysia Series will get the chance to race at the FIM MiniGP World Series Final Round which will be held at Valencia on 11 November 2021,” said the Secretary-General of Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM), Muizz Azli.
Azhan Shafriman, the CEO of Sepang Circuit is also pleased with the new format of the championship, as well as its returns. “The effectiveness of a program like this is proven with the achievements of our racers at the Asia Talent Cup and CEV this season. I am confident with the strategic collaboration and strong backing from KBS, MAM and ZK Racing, Insya-Allah, more Malaysian riders will be racing on the international arena”.
2 Classes for 2 Groups
For the 2021 season, the new FIM MiniGP Malaysia Series features 13 riders aged between 11 to 14 years old. They will be fighting for the championship across four rounds, all held at the Sepang International Karting Circuit.
The first two rounds will take place this weekend on 10-11 October, with the remaining two rounds on 23-24 October. To make it a fair and level playing field, all the riders will be using the same bike, which is the Ohvale 160cc four-speed.
With the introduction of this new championship, SIC MiniGP now drops the 160cc class and will now be known as the SIC Ohvale Junior Championship. This junior championship will serve as a support race during the FIM MiniGP events, aimed for those from 8 to 11 years old. The machine they will be racing in is the Ohvale 110cc.
“I am very excited to start the 2021 season,” said Zulfahmi Khairuddin, team manager of ZK Racing. “I see MiniGP is now growing throughout the world starting from last year and now, FIM has created the FIM MiniGP World Series and we are very excited to join this program where it is held for the first time in Malaysia”, he added.