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Good news for racing aficionados living on the East Coast. Last July, it was reported that the Terengganu state government had given the green light for the construction of international professional racing circuit in Gong Badak, allocating RM12.6 million for the project.

Now, word is that the circuit – seen here in renderings taken from Kuala Nerus Gallery’s Facebook page – will be completed by the end of this year, according to Terengganu Youth and Sports and Human Resources committee chairman Datuk Rozi Mamat.

The circuit, located near the Gong Badak Sports Complex, is recognised by the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), and features a 1.35 km-long cub prix circuit and a 950 metre-long stretch meant for sprint tests. It will also have seating for spectators as well as a viewing tower.

Last year, during the announcement of the project, Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman explained that the circuit was being built to meet the motorsports needs of young people in the state. “We do not want our young people to race illegally on roads which is dangerous. We are building the circuit to produce professional racers,” he said then.