Sepang – At the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) for the 2022 Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia, 163,567 visitors were recorded for all 3 days. Shafriman Hanif, chief executive officer of SIC, expressed satisfaction with the turnout despite the fact that it fell short of the record anticipated 180,000 spectators for the 2019 Malaysia MotoGP.
“The MotoGP this year is significant to us since it was the first significant event we held following the government’s relaxation of the Covid-19 limitations. Additionally, this is the first time Petronas has served as the Malaysian MotoGP’s title sponsor, and we are happy with how things worked out,” added Shafriman.
Despite reservations about the rain showers on Friday Free Practice and Saturday Qualifying in the morning, there were over 80,000 visitors registered on Sunday, race day. Shafriman stated, “I was astonished to see so many families in the grandstand and mall area, many of them were pushing babies in strollers.
According to the statistics, SIC had 21,015 visitors on Friday, 53,937 people attended the qualifying sessions on Saturday, and 88,615 people attended the event on Sunday. Shafriman added that corporate purchases made up the majority of ticket sales, with retail sales accounting for only approximately 20% of the total.