GOPENG: Perak introduces the US Legends Cars series racing car as a new tourist attraction in order to unleash young talent in motor sports.
The Academy, named after the US Legend Cars Malaysia Race Academy, is the first in Southeast Asia and third in the Asian region after Japan and South Korea.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, said the first phase of T-City’s project development involving a motorcycling project on an area of 83 hectares currently being run by the state government with a private company, Goodland Limited, two years ago.
“It has been carefully planned and today we can see the start-up results with the establishment of a car racing circuit first.
“This concept is not like the F1 (circuit) but it is a people project where all levels of society can use the motorsports facilities in this area and become a big attraction for Perak,” he said.
He said this at a news conference after launching the T-City Driving Academy, here today.
Also present were Executive Goodland Limited Chairman Chee Beng.
Zambry said the existence of the academy gave the state a great deal of development and attracted more visitors and tourists, especially sports enthusiasts.
Meanwhile, Chee Beng, said the opening of the academy and the circuit hopefully would be a platform to unveil new talent in US Legends Cars.
“After this we plan to expand the circuit area by opening more sports-related sports booths including the opening of the garage to accommodate the racing cars,” he said.
- The initial cost of circuit building at the academy cost over RM3 million
- The Academy provides a three-day course to learn the techniques of driving a racing car
- There are 100 units of Bandolero type cars and Legend Cars
– Press Release by www.bharian.com.my