At the launch of the 2019 Races of Malaysia to be held on December 13 to 15, Malaysian MotoGP rider announced that he would be racing in the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) as well as the Endurance World Championship (EWC) 8 Hours of Sepang motorcycle race. The two races will be held on consecutive days at Sepang International Circuit (SIC), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Hafizh will be the only racer competing in both classes.

The Races of Malaysia weekend has been included into the calendar of events for Visit Malaysia 2020 under the umbrella of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “The support from Tourism Malaysia goes a long way in ensuring that Malaysia stands out as the main destination for motorsports in the region,” said Datuk Razlan Razali, chief executive officer of SIC.

Aside from Hafizh, other racers include fellow Malaysians Mitchell Cheah and Douglas Khoo who will be competing in WTCR on the weekend. Hafizh will be joined by other racers from racing classes held under Eurosport Events but no decision has been made as yet.

It was recently announced Hafizh would not be riding for Red Bull KTM Tech3 in 2020 nut it is not confirmed if he will be making a move to EWC or WTCR. However, our source inside SIC has confirmed that Hafizh’ future in two-wheeled motorsport in MotoGP and in conjunction with Petronas Racing will be decided at a meeting to be held tomorrow.