Tangkak circuit in Johor to develop grassroots racing

Tangkak circuit in Johor to develop grassroots racing

With an official launching by Youth and Sports (KBS) minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the Tangkak Racing Track, located in the town of Gerisik, Johor saw the opening round of the 2018 Malaysian Cub Prix Championship. The circuit measures 1.2 km in length and was constructed for KBS by the Public Works department (JKR) at a cost of RM14.4 million.

Designed for race use by go-karts and underbone motorcycles, the circuit is located behind an industrial area, and access to the North-South highway is approximately 12 km away. Tangkak circuit was developed under the aegis of KBS under its National Motorsports Development programme, meant to develop the local motorsports industry and identify racing talent at the grassroots.

During his opening speech, Khairy mentioned there are plans to develop racing circuits in every state in Malaysia, and said, “any state that does not have a racing circuit, come and see me.” KBS racing circuit development plans are part of the ministry’s five- to 10-year plan.

Tangkak circuit in Johor to develop grassroots racing

Facilities at the Tangkak circuit include a grandstand and a 290 meter long back straight, paddock area, hospitality and promotion areas, ticketing booth and food and beverage stalls. Construction on the circuit was completed in October 2017, and handed over to KBS in January this year.

Meanwhile, Khairy announced that construction will soon be completed on a RM40 million racing circuit in Jengka, Pahang. The Pahang circuit will measure 2.24 km when completed later this year and have a spectator capacity of 2,000 people.

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Comments

  • Need to rope the rempit gangs into the act. Gip them something worthwhile to race for.

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  • Weird. The grandstand is not at the straight.

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    • casual rider on Apr 03, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      i might be wrong but i think they want to integrate the grandstand with the facilities behind it..as you can see there is nothing in front of the grandstand.

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    • kzm (Member) on Apr 03, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      nothing weird bout that grandstand always place where starting grid located no where straight area located.

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      • But straights is where its most fastest and loudest. Like in SIC. But i guess its okays cuz its not a big track.

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    • Its ok actually. The grandstand is on the highest part of the track so can see all parts of the track even the main straight.

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      • Mohan K Ramanujam (Member) on Apr 04, 2018 at 6:27 am

        That is correct. From the grandstand at Tangkak, you can see every corner save one.

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        • Tenkiu Mohan sir. It be nice if u can get a pic from the grandstand.

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  • seancorr (Member) on Apr 03, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Boss Khairy, Sepang circuit too high class and expensive. Any other plans for a cheaper circuit in Selangor?

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    • If every state will have one, then better go to Seremban one.

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    • Agree, Sepang very boring for tin top races ..But for a f1 cars is a brilliant track..Need new track like Barthust or Adelaide somewhere in cjaya or dengkil.

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  • Nak kawin lagi on Apr 04, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Boleh sewa grandstand buat kenduri tak?

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  • nkkhoo on Apr 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    The circuit is in my home town, but I had never visited it after the project completion. It will be nice if the circuit is opened for cycling at free of charge in the morning n evening each day.:-O

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