Motor Sports Temporarily Suspended – Wan Sukairi

Motor Sports Temporarily Suspended – Wan Sukairi

SETIU, 17 October- The state government ordered the organization of all events involving motor sports and car activities at the Terengganu Motor Circuit, Gong Badak to be temporarily halted.

The chairman of the Youth, Sports and Non-Government Development Committee, Wan Sukairi Wan Abdullah, said the order that came into effect two days ago was implemented following an accident that claimed the life of drag racer Muhamad Hafez Jamal Jamaluddin while participating in the Battle Of The Kings (BOTK) 2022 race yesterday.

He said that all activities on the circuit involved were ordered to stop immediately yesterday and will be reopened after all the results of the report and the safety aspects of the circuit have been improved.

“Representing the state government, I express my condolences to the family of the deceased and we are very sorry for what happened and this is the first incident involving death in this circuit.

“We expect to receive a report related to the incident from the organizers today (yesterday).

“Once we receive the report, we will study and see the safety aspects that need to be improved and improved in terms of facilities and the organizers themselves,” he said after the Sultan Mizan Cup Prize Presentation Ceremony at the Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) here, yesterday.

At the ceremony, Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was pleased to present prizes to six winners in various categories and also left, Sultanah Terengganu, Sultanah Nur Zahirah who was accompanied by Menteri Besar, Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.

Wan Sukairi said, his side will also hold a meeting with the organizers to hear for themselves what happened.

He said, in terms of permission permits and so on, there is no problem because the organizers have received permission from the state sports commissioner.

In yesterday’s incident, a drag racer known as Apeh Jamal, 40, died while participating in the BOTK 2022 drag race at 11.35am due to serious injuries after the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo car he was driving lost control and skidded across the race track before crashing into a tree.

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