Country Heights partners with Beijing’s Goldenport as co-organisers of the renowned motorsports event
COUNTRY Heights and its partner, Goldenport Enterprises announced that Malaysia will host its first Asia GT Festival from 15 -17 March 2019 at Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
The racing festival will see over 30 GT cars from all around the world racing for the coveted prize money pool of RM5.45 million (RMB 9,000,000).
The first to be held outside of China, Asia GT Festival is a precursor to a five-year agreement
between Country Heights and Goldenport Enterprises and it will be on SIC’s motorsports calendar for the duration of the agreement.
“Through this Asia GT Festival, we want to grow Malaysians’ exposure to a different kind of four-wheeled motorsport racing,” said Executive Director of Country Heights, Matahari Lee at the press conference.
“Besides that, our other objective of hosting this race is to provide aspiring Malaysian racers the opportunity to be part of an internationally renowned racing event.” He added that this
racing event is a step forward for Country Heights and the MINES Car City Centre towards their vision of developing the country’s automotive lifestyle and motorsports industry.
“Since last year, we have been planning to broaden the appeal of Asia GT to the region and
Malaysia is the best place to start because there are many passionate motorsports fans here,” said founder of Goldenport Enterprises, Jim Ye.
“We are thrilled to be here in Kuala Lumpur which is a city with a rich culture and exciting opportunities. This is an exciting time for us and our partner Country Heights to see Malaysia as the highlight of the Asia GT racing calendar.”
The race festival is expected to be participated by some of the world’s famous racing brands such as Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Bentley, McLaren, and Mercedes Benz.
Throughout the three-day event, spectators can expect to see races such as the GT3 and GT4 categories and the Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) support races that will feature performance-modified manufactured cars.
The MSF is a purpose-built motorsports club started by enthusiast for enthusiast to facilitate races for the masses in a safe yet highly-competitive and affordable racing environment.
The main goal of the MSF is to develop and grow the Malaysian motorsports industry.
Tickets for the Asia GT Festival is now available and can be purchased through MotoNation’s
Facebook page or their official website (motonation.com.my) The ticket price categories range from RM20 to RM350.
About Asia GT Festival / China GT Championship
China GT Championship is a nationwide motorsport event that features the world’s most premier automotive brands and is ratified by the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic of China (CAMF), as well as authorized by the General Administration of Sports of China.
China GT permits three type of driving pairings: Pro/Am, Am/Am and a solo Am. The Championship comprises the title of Drivers’ Champion and Teams’ Champion in each of GT3, GTC, and GT4 classes.
China GT achieved tremendous success in its inaugural year in 2016, with 28 cars entering, attended by 325,000 spectators across four race weekends and achieving a total media value exceeding RMB100 million.
Expanding internationally for the very first time, China GT Championship will be internationally known as the Asia GT Festival.