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New Circuit Coming To Malaysia?
by staff
Thursday, December 06, 2012

European media reported last week that Yamaha Racing boss Lin Jarvis is lobbying Dorna officials to add a second MotoGP race to Sepang due to the rising importance of the Southeast Asian market to Yamaha and other motorcycle manufacturers.

It's possible that second GP could come to Malaysia in the future, but maybe not at Sepang.

Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, a shareholder in legendary Formula One team McLaren, announced plans this week for a new circuit in southern Malaysia, near the border with Singapore.

The circuit, called Motorsports City, is valued at more than $1.2 billion. Plans include showrooms, garages, entertainment venues and a 2.8-mile circuit to be created by an unnamed designer. But the circuit is being built to F1 standards, so expect Bernie Ecclestone's pet designer, the equally maligned and praised Hermann Tilke, to have at least a hand in the planning.

MotoGP has raced in Malaysia annually since 1991, at Shah Alam from 1991-97, at Johor in 1998 and at Sepang since 1999.

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