Three-race Malaysian Supermoto Series also launched for 2012....
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|The FIM Asia Supermoto Championship and Malaysian Supermoto Series launched together.|
The Malaysian motorsports scene will see a sudden rise in Supermoto action this year, with the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2012 third round set to be hosted at the PLUS Speedway Circuit in USJ, Subang on 9 December. Also launched for its inaugural season is the three-race 2012 Malaysian Supermoto Series that will commence in September.
With the hosting of the Malaysian round of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship and the organizing of this new local series, the very best of Malaysian riders will now have the opportunity to compete alongside their compatriots from within the region and this ultimately, will significantly contribute towards enhancing not only the competitiveness of local riders, but also go a long way in raising the profile of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship as a whole, said FIM Asia President Stephan Mackey P. Carapiet.
The FIM Asia Supermoto Championship is being promoted by MaxAsia Co Ltd, and starts its season late September in Indonesia followed by Thailand for Round 2 before arriving in Malaysia for Round 3. A fourth round is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Philippines in February 2013.
The 2012 Malaysian Supermoto Series meanwhile, is promoted by Bike Nation Motorsports, organised by Comma Motorsports and sanctioned by the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), and will feature two races in September and the third and final round in November.
2012 FIM Asia Supermoto Championship
Round 1 - 22 Sep, Indonesia
Round 2 - 10 Nov, Thailand
Round 3 - 9 Dec, Malaysia
Round 4 - Feb 2013, Philippines (to be confirmed)
2012 Malaysian Supermoto Series
Round 1 - 9 Sep, Speedway PLUS Circuit
Round 2 - 30 Sep, Speedway PLUS Circuit
Round 3 - 4 Nov, Speedway PLUS Circuit
Open 250 Unlimited until 250cc
Open 450 Unlimited until 700cc
Open Veteran Unlimited until 700cc (for rider age 45 and above)
Production unlimited up to 200cc
Production unlimited KLX 150cc
Pictures: Official Bike Nation release.