In a bid to encourage motorsports in Selangor, the state government has proposed a race track be built in Sungai Tua, Gombak. Chief Minister Amirudin Shari said the state government will allocate 20 acres of land for the construction of the track, said a Sinar Harian Online report.

The race track will be built as a Public Private Partnership, said Amirudin during the presentation of the Selangor Budget 2019. “Aside from this, various motorsports events at national and international level will be held when construction is completed,” he said.

Giving further details on the proposed track in Gombak, Amirudin said there would be seating capacity for 1,000 spectators. Facilities provided will include a paddock, cafeteria, surau and sales booths. The construction of the track will involve discussions with the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) for specifications and accreditation.

“Not only that, in order to maximise usage, the track can be used as a driver training ground for government bodies such as JPJ, police and the Fire and Rescue department,” Amirudin said.