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Marquez Grabs Pole for Malaysian MotoGP 2013

AS expected, rookie sensation Marc Marquez clinched pole position for Sunday’s Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP 2013. The Spaniard, who leads compatriots Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa by 39 and 59 points respectively in the championship standing, took his eighth pole position of the season with a new lap record of 2.00:011 at the Sepang International Circuit on Saturday. It was an exciting ... Read More »

Malaysia's taxis to be among Asean's best & reach world class standard

Malaysia’s taxis to be among the best in South-East Asia by end of 2015. It is a tall order but it can be achieved, says Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). “We have the will and we know how to begin the transformation,” said SPAD CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Kamal after the launching of 50 Proton Exoras service under the Taxi ... Read More »

Marquez Greets Fans During Pit Walk @ Sepang Circuit

MOTOGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez boosts his reputation and popularity further by walking out of his Repsol Honda pitbox to greet his Malaysian fans, who have been clamouring for the Spaniard rookie sensation’s attention during the Friday Pit Walk held under the hot afternoon sun. Marquez was the only MotoGP rider that came out of the pitbox to personally ... Read More »

SIC to host MotoGP until 2016

The Sepang International Circuit will be hosting the MotoGP for a further three years, ensuring Malaysia will be playing host to the races until at least 2016. Last year, there were a record 125,000 spectators, and the crowd is expected to be even larger this year with extensive regional promotions and the unprecedented representation of six Malaysian riders. Chief executive ... Read More »

Ford opens new centre in Seremban

Ford Motor Company along with its partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion has opened a new 3S centre strategically located along Jalan Rasah in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. According to Ford, the new facility is part of Ford’s expansion strategy to enhance customer service for a growing base of Ford owners in Malaysia. The new centre, which is operated by Trio Mantap ... Read More »

Toyota develops system to prevent crashes

Toyota Motor Corporation plans to introduce systems enabling cars to communicate with each other to avoid collision in about two years. Toyota said the system will use radio waves to gather data on the speed of other vehicles to keep a safe distance. As we have previously reported, autonomous driving systems are potentially the next big trend for automakers, with ... Read More »

MotoGP tickets sold out

Anyone who hasn’t gotten a ticket for the 23rd edition of the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) but wishes to go will be disappointed, as the tickets were sold out yesterday. An unprecedented six Malaysian riders will race in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes, contributing to the excitement that has led to more ticket purchases. Editor of Cars, ... Read More »

End of the line for the Defender

It will soon be the end of the line for the popular and long-lived Land Rover Defender, with the last unit to be produced by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at Solihull in the West Midlands in December 2015. According to Press Association, JLR has confirmed that Defender production will cease, but a new replacement vehicle will be joining the Land ... Read More »

Trucker and their associations face MyCC deadline today

About 40 trucking companies must reply in writing to the Malaysian Competition Commission’s (MyCC) letter of demand by today. So far, it is learnt that four have responded and while there may be more, it is understood that the majority have not. Mostly representing the committee members of the Pan Malaysia Lorry Owners Association (PMLOA), the forty who attended the ... Read More »

Pay the fines promptly & you won't be penalised under new Kejara

If you pay up the traffic fines promptly, you won’t be penalised with Kejara demerit points. Road Transport Department (RTD) has announced today of a new Kejara demerit system to be implemented by early next year with the objective to educate errant traffic offenders. RTD director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad said the demerit points would only be enforced if the traffic ... Read More »