Air Race World Championship has signed a three-year deal to hold air racing in Malaysia.
The first race is scheduled for 10-11 September. It is the first time international air racing has been held in Malaysia since Putrajaya in 2014.
Nalin Jay, CEO of Air Race Limited said “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.”
The Malaysia race will be held in partnership with aviation and marketing firm Borneo Airlines.
“We are glad to see ARWC is back in the air again in Malaysia after the last event in 2014 at Putrajaya," said Borneo Airlines Executive Chairman Dato’ Alimuddin Mallorong. "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.”
Race agreements have also been signed for Goodwood UK, Jakarta Indonesia and Lake Macquarie Australia. At least two more rounds are expected to be added for the 2022 season.
More information is on the Air Race World Championship website.