Travel Industry News at TravelNewsAsia.com since 1997
Thu, 24 March 2022

Sepang in Talks to Extend MotoGP Contract Until 2026 as Petronas Becomes Title Sponsor

(24 Mar 2022, 11:53 +07)  The Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia has signed an agreement with Dorna Sports to remain on the FIM MotoGP World Championship calendar until at least 2024, with all parties already in talks to extend the deal until 2026.

Dorna Sports has also expanded its partnership with Petronas, signing a new deal that will see the Malaysian energy giant become title sponsor.

Starting from 2022, the event will be officially named the Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia, a substantial scale up from its existing role as the Official Fuel Supplier to the Moto2 and Moto3 grid.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO (left), with Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Senior GM of Group Strategic Communications, Petronas. Click to enlarge.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO (left), with Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Senior GM of Group Strategic Communications, Petronas.

Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, Senior General Manager Group Strategic Communications Petronas, said, "Petronas is extremely honoured to be the title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Malaysia, largely considered a key sporting event in Malaysia and Asia. The title sponsorship offers a unique opportunity for Petronas to connect with the sports massive fanbase and showcase our brand and products. More importantly, through this strategic partnership with Dorna Sports, we hope to help re-energise Malaysias sports tourism for the benefit of Malaysians and visitors as the world collectively rebounds from the pandemic."

On the calendar since 1999, Sepang has staged more than 20 motorcycle Grand Prix and quickly became a fan and rider favourite with its convenient location just outside Kuala Lumpur.

Azhan Shafriman Hanif, CEO of Sepang International Circuit, said, "With record breaking crowds year on year, we look forward to welcoming the fans back to Sepang after a two-year break due to the pandemic. In line with our #WelcomeHome theme, this year is about the revival of international motorsports with more unique offerings to the fans."

The Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia will this year take place from 21-23 October.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, said, "Were very happy to confirm that the Grand Prix of Malaysia will remain on the calendar until at least 2024. Malaysia is a vital market for MotoGP and it is a pleasure to race at Sepang and witness the incredible passion of the fans who fill the grandstands. After proving able to return to Malaysia for pre-season testing this year, we couldnt be more eager to come back and race. We all look forward to the Grand Prix of Malaysia and seeing our Malaysian fans for many more seasons."

See also: Exclusive Travel Industry Interview with Kurt Ekert, President of Sabre.

Headlines: Minor to Rebrand Palatial Hotel in Vienna, Austria  Langham Signs Cordis Hotel in Xi'an, China  Sunny Sodhi Appointed Managing Director of FCM Travel India  ASM Global (APAC) Appoints Tina Eggers as Deputy Director of Business Development  Pegasus Airlines to Launch Flights Between Istanbul and Dortmund, Germany  Aviation: International RPK at 94.4% of October 2019 Levels  IATA Reports Global Air Cargo Statistics for October 2023  Air Canada Expands Plane to Train Options in Europe  Airbus Tests New Firefighting Prototype Kit on A400M  Over 1,000 Companies from 50+ Countries to Exhibit at Singapore Airshow 2024  AirAsia Malaysia to Launch Direct Flights Between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul, South Korea  EcoPulse Completes First Flight Test in Hybrid-Electric Mode  SITA Appoints Stefan Schaffner as SVP Airports and Sergiy Nevstruyev as SVP Global Services  Lufthansa Group Expands Green Fares to 12 Long-Haul Flights  Thai Airways Launches Flights Between Bangkok and Istanbul, Türkiye  Marriott Signs 350-Room, New-Build W Hotel in Singapore  Hong Kong Airlines Launches Flights to Kumamoto, Japan  BCD Travel Forecasts Increase in Hotel Rates and Decrease in Airfares in 2024  Minor Expands Dollars for Deeds CSR Programme to Avani Hotels & Resorts in Asia  AirAsia Unveils Special Tribute Livery Dedicated to Datuk Irene Benggon Charuruks  IndiGo Launches Flights Between Hyderabad and Gondia, Maharashtra  South Korea's Flight Inspection Services Center Takes Delivery of First Praetor 600 Aircraft  Michael Gnaegi Joins Chatrium Grand Bangkok as General Manager  IHG Opens InterContinental Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 59 in Bangkok, Thailand  Qatar Airways Celebrates 20 Years of Flying DOH-SIN with Special Business Class Menu by Chef Ton  Dusit Signs First Hotel in Malaysia  Minor Hotels Signs Luxurious Tented Camp on Banks of Kafue River in Western Zambia  Turkish and Vietnam Airlines to Research Air Cargo Joint Venture  Dorsett Hospitality Appoints Harmesh Singh as GM of Two Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Porter Airlines Exercises Options on 25 More E195-E2 Jets  Michael Henssler Joins Centara as Chief Operating Officer  Perth, Australia Confirmed as Host of Routes Asia 2025  Airbus Forecasts Commercial Aircraft Services Market to Nearly Double in Value by 2042  Renaissance Hotel Opens in Harlem, New York  Swiss Deploys SITA eWAS Across Entire Fleet  CentralPlaza Rattanathibet's Major Redevelopment to Include a Hotel and Condo  Craig Bond Returns to Pan Pacific as Senior Vice President and Head of Operations  Korean Air Cargo Signs SAF-Related MOU with LX Pantos  Plaza Premium Opening Three Lounges at Chongqing Jiangbei Airport in China  Hi Fly Expands Fleet with Two Widebody Aircraft  Significant Increase in AirAsia Malaysia Flights to China and India  New Airport in Uttar Pradesh, India Confirms IndiGo as Launch Carrier  Sandie Johannessen Joins Minor Hotels as Group Director of Spa and Wellness - Asia  Thai Airways Signs SAF-Related MOU with PTT Oil and Retail Business  Earn Tier Points with Every Spend on British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card  Yotel's First Hotel in Malaysia to Open in Summer 2025  Hong Kong Airport Reports October 2023 Passenger and Cargo Traffic  General Manager Appointments at Anantara Hotels in France and Portugal  SITA Partners Versa for New Connect Go Solution  SalamAir to Launch Flights from Muscat to Five Cities in India  AirAsia X to Launch Direct Flights to Almaty, Kazakhstan  Pegasus Airlines Adopts Three SkyBreathe Solutions  Ungasan, Bali Home to Hilton's First LXR Resort in South East Asia  Electra's EL-2 Goldfinch eSTOL Aircraft Completes First Test Flights  WTTC Appoints Gloria Fluxà as Vice-Chair and Sustainability Committee Chair  Onyx Hospitality Signs Second Amari Hotel in Laos  TransNusa Launches Jakarta - Singapore and Jakarta - Guangzhou Flights  SriLankan Airlines Appoints APG as Passenger GSA in Ireland  SITA to Upgrade Qatar Airways' Global Network Infrastructure  Embraer Defense & Security Appoints José Gustavo as VP Sales & Business Development  AirAsia Malaysia to Launch Flights Between Kuala Lumpur and Perth, Australia  Korean Air Appoints Hoyeon (Chris) Chang as Country Manager for Cambodia  IHG Signs New-Build InterContinental Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia  Chen Thipvarodom Appointed GM of Centara's New Hotel in Ayutthaya, Thailand  St. Regis Hotel Opens in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Thai Airways Partners Jim Thompson for New Royal Silk Amenity Kits  E190-E2 and E195-E2 Receive Type Certification from Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore  Oman Air Takes Delivery of First Dedicated Cargo Aircraft  United Airlines Confirms Tulum Airport (TQO) Flight Schedule  Queen Elizabeth 2 Floating Hotel Celebrates 15 Years in Dubai with Promotion  El Nido Resorts in Philippines to Close for Major Renovations - Exclusive Video Interview with GDOSM  Tourism Pahang, Malaysia - Interview with Uzaidi Bin Udanis at World Travel Market 2023 in London  Travel Trade Show to Take Over Major Football Stadium in Brazil - Exclusive Video Interview with ABAV  Sabre Hospitality Solutions Interview with Frank Trampert, SVP and Global MD Commercial  Exclusive HD Video Interviews with VIPs at World Travel Market 2023 in London, England  Diethelm Travel Rebrands as DTH Travel at WTM - Interview with Stephan Roemer, Partner and Group CEO  Sabre Travel Solutions - Lodging, Ground & Sea - Interview with Chinmai Sharma, Global Head, at WTMLDN  Goa Tourism (India) - HD Video Interview with Rohan A. Khaunte, Minister for Tourism at WTMLDN  Browns Hotels & Resorts in Sri Lanka - HD Video Interview with Eksath Wijeratne, CEO, at WTMLDN  IHG Signs Two Luxury Hotels in Chiang Rai, Thailand  Uttar Pradesh (India) Tourism - Interview with Prateek Hira, President & CEO of Tornos  Karnataka Tourism (India) - Interview with H.T. Ratnakar, Adviser - Tourism and Hospitality, Govt. of Karnataka  Madhya Pradesh Tourism (India) - Interview with Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary Culture & Tourism  Rajasthan Tourism (India) - Interview with Dr. Rashmi Sharma, Director - Department of Tourism  Arabian Camp, Saudi Arabia - HD Video Interview with Khalid Khafagy, Founder, at WTM 2023  airBaltic Orders 30 More Airbus A220-300 Aircraft  Two Senior Appointments at Ascott  SIA Group Aiming for SAF to Replace 5% of Fuel Requirements by 2030  Eve Signs MOU with NATS to Develop Urban Air Mobility Traffic Management Services  Avion Express Appoints Rolanda Lipneviciute as Head of Communications  Urban Air Mobility and eVTOL - HD Video Interview with Yannick Assouad, EVP Avionics, Thales  Sandrine de Saint Sauveur, President and CEO of APG - Interview at APG World Connect 2023  Seville to Host Routes Europe 2025 Forum  Rolls-Royce Completes 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Test Programme  HD Video Interviews from APG World Connect 2023 in Monaco, France  Dusit Signs Four Princess Hotels in Karnataka, India  Air Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Hotels / Tourism Interview with Michel Monvoisin, Chairman and CEO  TAAG Angola Airlines - HD Video Interview with Nowell Ngala, Chief Commercial Officer  Sabre Signs Multi-Solution Agreement with Taipei-Based Travel Agency  Minor Signs First Three Hotels in Paris, France  Sabre Travel Solutions Appoints Chinmai Sharma as Global Head - Lodging, Ground & Sea  APG World Connect 2023 in Monaco, France - Interview with Jean-Louis Baroux, President  SAS Resumes Flights Between Copenhagen and Bangkok, Thailand After 10-Year Hiatus  Air Astana Increases Flights to Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Jeddah and Phuket  Langham Signs 10th Luxury Hotel in China's Greater Bay Area  Sabre's NDC Solutions to Power Virgin Australia's Retailing Evolution  Asia Pacific Airlines Carried 23.7 Million International Passengers in September  Korean Air Orders 20 Airbus A321neo Aircraft  15 Exclusive Video Interviews from Routes World 2023 in Istanbul, Türkiye  Electric Airport Taxis at Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan - Video Interview with Co-Founder  Pictures from Miss International Queen 2023 Transgender Beauty Pageant in Pattaya, Thailand  Exclusive Video Interviews with 17 Miss International Queen 2023 Contestants  Living With One Eye - Six Years On by Steven Howard  HD Videos and Interviews  Podcasts from HD Video Interviews  RSS Feed - Travel Industry News  Ticker - Travel Industry News  Travel Industry News Archives  Travel Trade Shows  High-Res Picture Galleries  Travel News Asia - Latest Travel Industry News 

Subscribe to our Travel Industry News RSS Feed Travel Industry News RSS Feed from TravelNewsAsia.com. To do that in Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder, select Add a New RSS Feed, enter the URL of our RSS Feed which is: https://www.travelnewsasia.com/travelnews.xml and click Add. The feed can also be used to add the headlines to your website or channel via a customisable applet. Have questions? Please read our Travel News FAQ. Thank you.

     
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2023 TravelNewsAsia.com