LARGEST GO-KART RING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA REOPENEDMarch 11, 2011
MALACCA – The largest go-kart circuit in Southeast Asia has been reopened after the facility in Ayer Keroh here was closed for seven months, due to a court injunction.
The RM11.6mil (S$4.8 million) circuit that used to host motorsports was declared reopened by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, yesterday.
The facility, which was previously managed by a company from Selangor, made its debut on May 9, 2009 but was forced to halt operations in July last year, following the court injunction.
However, the state government decided to take over the management and place it under the purview of the state development authority (PKNM).
Mohd Ali said the state government wanted the circuit as a proper venue for local youths to organise motoring events.
“We built the circuit for the locals and we don’t want to see it being left idle,” he said.
Mohd Ali said those interested in the facility would only have to pay RM5 for the 10-minute usage. He said PKNM was organising several motor-related activities at the circuit, the first being the Cub-Prix Petronas AAM race on March 26 – 27.
Mohd Ali added that the state government would also be getting more go-karts for rental to visitors.
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