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Sepang Circuit Safe For MotoGP Race - SIC

Last update: 12/10/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has given an assurance that the track will be safe for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) to be held from Oct 27 to 29.

SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali said daily monitoring and maintenance had been carried out by a team before International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) representatives did their inspection on the race week.

"Issues regarding the drain covers were fixed during the Formula One (F1) but we will inform FIM of what happened during the F1 race so that they can look into it.

"MotoGP's track inspection is very much more detail than F1. In fact, we find it is difficult to deal with FIM because their safety standard is much higher than F1, as they are meant for two-wheel race (more dangerous)," he told reporters today.

Romain Grosjean's Haas was flung into the barriers at high speed in the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix after a drain grille, which should have been welded securely, popped up at a kerb on turn nine after Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari drove over it.....