This year marks Shell Malaysia’s 10th title sponsorship for the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) and to celebrate that, Shell enhanced its Shell Hillstand features to provide local motorcycle enthusiasts with a unique and exhilarating experience to entice their MotoGP experience.
Shell hosted MotoGP fans from all around the world at the penultimate 2019 MotoGP race and for the first time in Malaysian MotoGP history, Shell introduced ‘Sunset at Hillstand’, where fans will have a once in a lifetime chance to meet riders from any team of their choice. The gates of Shell Hillstand was flooded by thrilling fans for an opportunity to engage with their favorite riders.
Datuk Iain Lo, Chairman of Shell Malaysia shared “Malaysians love MotoGP and Shell is pleased to sponsor this premier motorcycle racing championship at our home ground. To celebrate our 10th year as title sponsor, we introduced ‘Sunset at Hillstand’ to enable fans to interact with their favorite MotoGP riders. The record turnout for the Shell Malaysia MotoGP encourages us to continue pushing boundaries to provide the best motorsports experience for all motorsports enthusiasts in Malaysia.”
Visitors at the Shell Hillstand were welcomed by a display of Ducati bikes at the entrance and it included a variety of fun games and activities such as the MotoGP™ PS4™ Challenge that offered fans a virtual racetrack experience. Besides that, the Shell Hillstand also featured a vantage point for the adrenaline-packed action at Turn 13 and 14 of the race at Sepang International Circuit and it was further enhanced with live feed broadcasts of the race on two large LED screens.
Fans were also treated to a few carnival-like games such as “Guess the Quantity” and “Super Sepak”. To further complement the theme, Shell provided access to various food and beverage options such as Shell’s very own deli2go, Costa Coffee, and TeaLive.
Shell debuted its bespoke Shell station at the Welcome Centre featuring Shell Advance and Shell V-Power booths. There were mock-ups of Ducati pits with an array of the brand’s superbikes to welcome the patrons and to complete the bikes’ engine performance and protection care, a Shell Advance Ride Thru service was available at the carpark complimentary with every purchase of Shell Advance lubricant during the race weekend.
Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd, Shairan Huzani Husain said “The MotoGP event is a clear testimony of our successful technical partnership with Ducati, as we leverage on it for the continued development of our products in the most testing environments. This, in turn, enabled us to ensure our customers are given the best of our high performing products such as our Shell V-Power road fuel and Shell Advance oil”.
Shell has been the Malaysian MotoGP’s title sponsor since 2009 and has shared a rewarding partnership with Ducati since 1999. Shell supported Ducati Corse in the World Superbike Championship and the MotoGP™ World Championship with over 150 race wins making it one of the strongest and most successful collaborations in the world of premier motorcycle racing.
For more information on the Shell Malaysia MotoGP™, please visit www.shell.com.my/MotoGP