The FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) continues to break new grounds as it seeks to promote the sport of motorcycle racing in the Asian region. In 2019, the ARRC will follow up on this year’s successful Australian debut with a venture into South Korea.
At the time of writing, the race is provisionally set to be held from August 9 to 11, 2019 at the Korea International Circuit (KIC) in Yeongam. The Formula One circuit has hosted numerous regional car races since its inception in 2010. The Asia Road Racing Championship will be the first international motorcycle road racing event to be held at the KIC.
“Over the past few years, the Asia Road Racing Championship have been working hard towards forging mutually beneficial partnerships with other Asian federations, promoters, and circuit owners. We believe that by working together, we would be able to better serve the needs of the motorcycle racing industry in this region,” said Ron Hogg, Director of Two Wheels Motor Racing, the race promoters of the Asia Road Racing Championship.
“We are particularly excited to become the first international motorcycle racing event to be held in South Korea. For that, we would like to thank the members of the Korea Motorcycle Federation, especially KMF President Mr. Lee Dong Ki, who had worked hard to ensure the success of this new partnership.”
The three-year agreement between all parties will see South Korea as the host venue for the ARRC from 2019 to 2021.
KMF President, Mr. Lee Dong Ki added that the ARRC will be the first Road Racing event held under the FIM rules in South Korea. “I believe that this will bring a big contribution to the development of Korean motorsports, particularly motorcycle racing.”