F1 Track Sepang
Who said that only big bikes & ear piercing GP cars can race on the F1 track? Aha! You're wrong. For the Kencana-SIC Bikeathon roadies & kiddies were allowed to burn the tarmac which attracted more than 300 bikers from around the country. We even had rides from neighboring Singapura attending. It has evolved into a total bike event for both road racing and mountain bike alike.
The day started with the Criterium race in the morning where it was set against the normal flow of the circuit, counter clockwise. It seemed easy but it wasn't. Although the morning started with nice cool breeze, low temperatures & puffy clouds, the riders soon find out that the wind & scorching tar started to bake them on.
I’m glad I came because this really is a fun race, wide road, no cars & most of all the circuit features an ultra smooth surface to race on like a velodrome, but the turns, sudden changes in elevation and the weather brings a twist to the circuit race beyond one can imagine.
Cycling has definitely become so popular but more importantly Malaysia is already winning medals in world championships and that is something that we are all very proud of.Icing on the cake. I even had the chance to interview our local hero, Rizal Tisin who is currently the 1km TT (Time Trial) Asian Champion. Back after a broken foot.
me, Ash, Suhaimi PPZ, Suhaimi Betiztag & Al Bob