KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 29 AUGUST 2017 – The excitement building up to the 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship season opener in Bangkok brought forth an abundance of historic event including the official partnership with one of Malaysia’s leading blog community, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari (KBBA9). This partnership will mark the championship’s penetration into various digital platforms for its 2017 season.
FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is Asia’s first and hottest SuperMoto championship with over 20 riders across the world competing for the overall championship title. The 2017 season will open at the Thailand Circuit Motorsport Complex, Nakhon Chai Si on 2 and 3 September 2017.
“Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari is highly reputable club in delivering quality digital content. I believe that their attendance during the grand finale last year at Shah Alam made an impact in elevating the championship’s status, with an increased in followers and engagement across various digital platforms. We hope that through this official collaboration, it will further drive the portfolio of the championship and the blogging community in the eyes of the public,” said Satheswaran Mayachandran, CEO of Asia Supersports Group.
The 2016 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship saw a stunning turn when Malaysia’s Muhd Habibullah nailed the grand finale and won the overall championship title. With the return of 2015 overall champion Trakarn Thangthong from Thailand after a year hiatus, the Malaysia’s ace status could be in jeopardy.
“Our firsthand experience of the championship last season opened our eyes on its potential. The appointment of our club as the Official Blogging Community will enhance and expand our experience in providing digital and social media content in various field, especially the motorsports industry. I hope that our bloggers will enjoy the race and indulge in professional sports journalism skills to elevate our blogging portfolio. We are excited and looking forward to this partnership with Asia Supersports Group,” said Ben Ashaari, founder and president of KBBA9.
The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship will be streamed live on twenty3.tv for global fans to indulge in an action-packed race between the world’s best SuperMoto riders. Twenty3.tv is an Over-The-Top (OTT) platform powered by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, and will stream the Thailand’s race in HD at 11:00AM and 10:00AM (+7:00 GMT) on 2 and 3 September 2017 respectively.
The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship grand finale will be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 16 & 17 December 2017.
For more information, visit www.supermotoasia.com.
FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is promoted by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, Trade My Superbike and E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; sanctioned by FIM Asia and FMSCT; and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari and TX Sports.