The FIM Asia has extended Two Wheels Motor Racing’s contract as the race promoters and rights holders of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship until 2025.
Speaking to reporters at Round 6 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at the Chang International Circuit, FIM Asia President Mr. Wan Zaharuddin Wan Ahmad expressed that he was satisfied with the progress shown by the championship so far.
“In the past 21 seasons, we have literally seen the Asia Road Racing Championship grow into one of the most vibrant championships in the world,” said Mr. Wan Zaharuddin.
“They have accomplished two big things. Firstly, they have brought up the level of motorsports in many Asian countries, not just in those with existing strong heritage in the sport. For example, this year, we see riders from Philippines challenging for the title in the Suzuki Asian Challenge, creditable performances from competitors from countries as diverse as India, China, and Vietnam. So by working closely with the stakeholders across the region, they have managed to create a competitive environment that is both inclusive as well as competitive.”
“Secondly, they have brought together all the major motorcycle manufacturers in the region. By doing so, they elevated the standard of racing in the Asian arena. I think they have proven the ARRC’s worth as a strong step-up aspiration point for national champions emerging from each Asian country.”