Hello everyone. I am Johan, illy’s husband. Since sekarang ni Illy dalam pantang, I would like to take this opportunity untuk nak hijack sementara with my write up. Without further due, let’s move on to the post.
On 17th and 18th of December 2016, FIM Asia held the Grand Finale of FIM Asia Supermoto Championship at Shah Alam Stadium. It was a two-days event, packed with action. I went there with my friend Taariq a.k.a @kakironda who is a photographer (you may check his site here). We were given a media access pass for the entire event. Overwhelming nonetheless, especially the part where we get to go very close to the racers, paddock as well as the whole track. First time woo, sebelum ni asyik duduk behind the safety barriers je.
To be honest, we went there on the final day only which was on the 18th December 2016. Sampai je kat situ, terus parking and headed towards the media centre to redeem the media pass. Syukur ada media pass as the weather for the whole day was great for outdoor event (no rain) tapi panas sampai hampir berdesing jugak. So kitorang kejap2 masuk ke media centre sebab dalam tu ada aircond. Haha.
Dapat access masuk paddock area.
Malaysian rider paddock booth.
Another Malaysian rider paddock booth.
Tak perlu takut berlapar. Ada macam-macam jenis food truck.
Macam-macam jenis booth lagi ada di sini. Pakaian, kasut, helmet, handbag. Kalau datang sini, bukan setakat tengok race semata-mata. So kalau bawak family, diorang pun tak bosan. Lagi-lagi kalau yang minat nak tengok race kita sorang je kan..hehe
Yang ni sample makanan yang organizer provide di media centre. Buffet style. Free flow all day. Memang terbaik.
Perut pun dah kenyang. So now it is race time.
Highlight of the event was that our Malaysian rider “Gabit” (Muhd Habibullah Salleh) as he was fighting for the championship title on the final race. The tension was high as this final race is at his own country.
Gabit was interviewed right before the race.
Antara crowd yang hadir. Ramai woo.
Dapat masuk track. Memang best.
Gabit in action.
Race ni memang berbaloi tengok. Action daripada awal sampai habis. Sampaikan on air pun dia boleh sebelah-sebelah lagi. Memang syok.
Lepas dia cross finish line. Meremang bulu roma. Tagline Gabit “Sesah, jangan tak sesah”. Memang dia sesah habis. Tak bagi ruang langsung. Memang power. Tumpang bangga.
Selain daripada main race, ada juga acara lain yang berlangsung. It was held at a separate venue, sebelah main venue.
Anda kenal rider yang pakai orange attire tu?
Sekali Achey daaa..
Tengok track dia. Seram tak?
Daripada tarmac, masuk dirt, lalu on the rocks. Semua depa belasah. All terrain. Rider semua memang sempoi.
For me, this kind of event patut diperbanyakkan lagi. Crowd memang suka tengok aksi-aksi mendebarkan. Tapak venue yang sesuai. Parking cukup. Food vendors banyak. Very suitable for family outing. We can educate our youngsters (and young at heart) to race at a safe and controlled environment.
All in all, saya rasa cukup gembira dan bangga yang Malaysia berjaya host an international event dengan serba serbi lengkap, siap crowd yang padu lagi. Syabas!
Kalau ada lagi, saya confirm datang. Insyallah.
Thank you for spending your time reading this post. Insyallah kalau ada kelapangan dan bahan, sementara Illy tengah berpantang ni, I will try to write more. Bye.