AIR RACE Announces Agreement to Host Air Race World Championship Event in Malaysia
AIR RACE Announces Agreement to Host 2022 Air Race World Championship Event in Malaysia
AIR RACE has entered into a multi-year Host City Agreement with Borneo Airlines Sdn. Bhd., to host one of its Air Race World Championship (“ARWC”) events in September 2022, 2023 and 2024 in the country of Malaysia.
This event will be held in partnership with Borneo Airlines Sdn. Bhd, a Malaysian Aviation and Marketing Company, and will be the first time since the race in 2014, that an ARWC event will be held in Malaysia. It is expected that approximately 150,000 people will watch the event live. A further 50 million people are expected to view the global broadcast (forecast by Nielsen Sports).
Executive Chairman of Borneo Airlines Sdn. Bhd., Dato’ Alimuddin Mallorong, commented, “We are glad to see ARWC is back in the air again in Malaysia after the last event in 2014 at Putrajaya. We are grateful to Air Race for putting Malaysia on its racing calendar. ARWC is not just about winning the race, but also shining a spotlight on evolving aircraft technology and, importantly, demonstrating the courage and bravery of the pilots that complete the challenging race. We want the young Malaysians to be inspired and instil this bold spirit within them.”
Nalin Jay, CEO of AIR RACE Limited, stated, “We are excited to announce Malaysia as one of the host countries for the AIR RACE World Championship 2022. This multi-year agreement, worth in excess of $8.5 million, clearly illustrates the commitment from our host countries to invest in our unique brand of motorsport. We look forward to putting on a spectacular show for the people of Malaysia over the next three years. Malaysia is one of the world’s most dynamic economies with a young, aspirational and increasingly affluent population. This is the third host city agreement that we have announced in a little over a week and shows that the world of Air Racing has huge global appeal.”