The Youth and Sports Ministry believed that more Malaysians would be joining the ranks of Fairuz, Alex andMalaysia’s rally king and former Group N world rally champion Karamjit Singh. “Through their achievements, we had shown the world that we have the talent and potential to be world beaters in motor racing,” he said.
“We know we have a world class motor racing facility at SIC; an internationally recognized team of organizers as well as a host of committed enthusiasts; ready to take Malaysian motorsports to a higher plane. What is required for Malaysia to establish itself further in the world of motorsports is merely a combination of all these elements and a stronger support from the corporate sector for Malaysia.”
“It is a well-known fact that motor racing requires big investment. But, as the Formula One World Championship series had show, it has huge potential as well to provide lucrative returns. Motorsports has always been a highly effective tool for product branding, advertising and mileage as clearly proven by Formula One.”
Datuk Liow hoped that Malaysian corporate sector would support the Formula One and the general development of motorsports in Malaysia.
The Youth and Sports Ministry had, in accommodating the growth of motorsports in Malaysia, established the Motorsports Commission of Malaysia (MCM), which would be working closely with the existing governing body for motorsports under the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) to handle all affairs in relation to the sport.
He urged all relevant parties in motorsports in Malaysia to make full use of MCM, which will always be ready to provide the necessary assistance, support, advice and guidance to help the motorsports fraternity.
“The MCM is even prepared to be a bridge between the motorsports activists and corporate companies in search of any win-win formula that would benefit both parties and the government,” he added.