PUTRAJAYA, May 20 (Bernama) -- The Youth and Sports Ministry has no intention to reduce motorsport races in the country despite a number of fatal accidents at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said though there have been a number of fatal accidents involving riders, the popularity of motorsport cannot be ruled out since has its own fans.
"Certainly we are saddened by recent reports of fatal accidents and we would like to offer the families of victim our deepest condolences and ...we pray and hope that there will not be similar incidents," he told reporters here Tuesday.
On Friday, a Malaysian Super Series (MSS) rider, Amaludin Abd Rahman, 42, died after being involved in an accident during a practice session for the first round of the MSS race at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
The SIC in a statement had said Amaludin, who participated as a novice under the Super Stock B category, was believed to have lost control of his machine at Turn 15 and crashed into the tyre barrier in the mishap which occurred at 4.30pm.....