Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administration capital will be hold a stage of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Malaysia will be one of the ten host cities for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race. This was confirmed by Bernama.com and to this website by a member of the Red Bull Malaysia sales team. It is expected to draw over 80,000 local and international spectators.
Red Bull Air Race managing director Erich Wolf said the international series had grown to become a major tourism draw for cities where it was held, mainly held over water near cities, airfields or natural wonders. He said at the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Red Bull Air Race and Aerolomba Sdn Bhd.
Wolf signed the MoU on behalf of Red Bull Air Race while Aerolomba, a company that facilitates the coordination of logistics, accommodation and introduction to local businesses and organisations, was represented by its director, Mohd Halizi Mohamad. The signature ceremony was held in Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. The official signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister for Youth and Sports in the Malaysian Cabinet.
Malaysia has an existing history as a venue for international motor sports, it has played host to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, Sepang International Circuit has held fourteen races from 1999-2012. Since 1991 the Malaysian motorcycle Grandprix has been a permanent fixture in the race calendar.