Singapore to Host Penultimate Round of the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship
TIGHT RACE EXPECTED ON 960M KF1 CIRCUIT IN KRANJI
KRANJI, SINGAPORE, 8 DECEMBER 2017 – Singapore may be the smallest country in Southeast Asia, but holds a great potential in hosting motorsport events and will be the home to the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship’s penultimate round. Happening on Sunday, 10 December 2017, at the KF1 Karting Circuit, the track will be set ablaze with riders utilising this opportunity to secure as many points as possible before the final race in Malaysia next weekend.
“Our tour around the region has opened our eyes to the potential of SuperMoto’s growth in Asia. Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan, followed by the upcoming Singapore and Malaysia round, will determine the champion of the sport in Asia. We also hope that the fans will cherish every opportunity to witness some of the greatest two-wheel battles in the championship before the 2017 season comes to an end,” said Andrew Ching, CEO of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd.
The KF1 Karting Circuit at 960-metres long, is the longest go-kart track in Singapore. Designed by renowned F1 track designer, Hermann Tilke, the facility is home to more than hundreds of racers and kart fanatics in the country. The track is also the world’s first and only dual direction circuit, and also has the capability to convert itself into two smaller track configurations to run multiple races simultaneously.
Without any modification to the track for the Singapore round, the 100% asphalt circuit will be unique to Singapore for the championship. Comprising of 18 corners with a few long straights, the bikes can achieve a top speed of 110kmph, especially after the final turn whilst bolting to the finish line. Looking at the previous rounds, this will give current Championship leader Lewis Cornish from the United Kingdom an advantage to lead the pack as he continuously dominates the asphalt section of the races since the start of the season.
FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; promoted by Asia Supersports Group; sanctioned by FIM Asia and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari, and TX Sports.