MALAYSIA TO HOST ITS FIRST ASIA GT FESTIVAL IN MARCH 2019 HEADLINING CHINA GT
Country Heights partners with Beijing’s Goldenport as co-organisers of the renowned motorsports event
Goldenport Enterprises and Country Heights announced on 19 Dec 2018 in Kuala Lumpur that Malaysia will host its first Asia GT Festival from 15 -17 March 2019 at Sepang International Circuit (SIC), with China GT as its headline act. The racing festival will see over 40 GT cars from all around the world racing for China GT’s coveted annprize money pool of RMB 9,000,000 (RM5.45 million).
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.
Jim Ye, Founder of Goldenport Enterprises
“Since last year, we have been planning to broaden the appeal of China 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 China GT racing calendar.”
Matahari Lee, Executive Director of Country Heights
“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 international renowned racing event.” He added that this racing event is a step forward for Country Heights and the MINES Car City Centre in their objective of developing the country’s automotive lifestyle and motorsports industry.
The race festival is expected to be participated by some of the world-famous racing brands. Throughout the three-day event, spectators can expect to see highly competitive races in the the GT3, GTC and GT4 categories as well as the the Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) race, which will feature performance-modified locally manufactured cars. The MSF is a motorsports club purpose-built club started by enthusiast for enthusiast to facilitate races for the masses in a safe yet highly-competitive and affordable racing environment.