They say that a picture is worth a thousand words… So allow me to share some exciting moments and shots from the race weekend.
The Malaysia MotoGP 2010 was held from the 8th to 10th of October 2010. All along the highway heading towards the circuit, groups of people wearing yellow shirts could be seen gathering by the roadsides.
Convoys of bikes of various shapes and sizes…. Ducati’s, Harley’s, and even dirt bikes could be heard VVvvRRRrrroOOOooming past in large numbers. I let out a gleeful chuckle as the feeling of intense excitement crept over me. Even being stuck in a jam leading up to Sepang Circuit could not deter my feelings.
Team AirAsia-SIC was represented by Mohd Zulfahmi Khairuddin, more affectionately known as Fahmi and Sturla Fagerhaug of Norway for the 125cc race. Both the boys’ parents were present to lend their support.
AirAsia’s cabin crew adorned the entrance of the garage and passed out postcards of the riders to race goers who were on the pit lane walk. Tony Fernandes was also present with his eye-catching customized Lotus shoes.
As I looked across the garage, I noticed the grandstands filled to the brim. Fans of all the teams brought flags and drums to cheer on their racing idols. Nothing like an exhilarating sporting event to bring the masses together.
Once the race started the pressure was on, all the technicians eyes were glued to the screen in the garage.
Everything was smooth sailing when; all of a sudden Sturla’s bike came to a stop. Confusion was in the air, but as quickly as it came it vanished like a gust of wind.
Fahmi was doing rather well considering his crash on the previous day and after 18 laps, He finished 16th, narrowly missing out on a chance to earn a point.
Despite that, the fans gave him a victorious greeting as he drove pass the finish line, Cheering, clapping and screaming word of encouragement – the moment was moving.
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