Yesterday, Shell Malaysia hosted a meet-and-greet gathering for Ducati and MotoGP fans at the Fountain Cafe, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Ducati MotoGP factory team rider, Jorge Lorenzo, Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati Corse Sporting Director & MotoGP Project Director, as well as members of the Ducati and Shell teams were present to meet the fans. Lorenzo, from Spain, is a five-time World Champion, winning the 250cc class twice, and MotoGP class thrice. He answered questions, gave out autographs, took selfies and got on social media with his fans.
The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018 is happening 2 – 4 November (this weekend) at Sepang International Circuit. And returning for the second consecutive year is the Shell Hillstand which will feature two large LED screens broadcasting a live feed of the race. The Hillstand also offers clear views of the track, and there will be family-friendly activities and a variety of food and beverages available.
Shell will also debut the first-ever mobile fuel dispenser for visitors to fuel up with Shell V-Power Racing during the race weekend. There will also be a Shell Advance Ride Thru service for bikers to give their engines complete protection with Shell Advance. Bikers can enjoy a complimentary oil change with every purchase of Shell Advance lubricants.
For more information, visit Shell Malaysia’s MotoGP page.
To prepare for the race weekend, here are some trivia on the Motorcycle Grand Prix:
- The MotoGP World Championship is the oldest, most iconic and exciting championship in motorcycling, and is hosted in 16 countries.
- Shell’s relationship with Ducati began in 1999, where the two joined forces to contest in MotoGP. Since then, they have accumulated over 150 race wins, making it one of the strongest and most successful collaborations in the world of premier motorcycle racing.
- Shell is the preferred brand for Ducati on and off the track. All new Ducati road bikes leave its Bologna, Italy factory powered by Shell V-Power fuel and protected by Shell Advance oil.
- Shell has been the title sponsor of the Malaysian MotoGP for nine of the past ten seasons, since 2009.