November 14, 2016 @ 11:18 AM

Up Close and Personal with Michelin and MotoGP 2016

Michelin gave six motorsport enthusiasts the exclusive chance to enjoy the MICHELIN VIP experience at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016.

The MotoGP Digital Campaign was an effort to promote and celebrate the Michelin name returning to the famed Motorcycle Grand Prix. Participants, from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, simply had to submit a creative picture of themselves with their motorcycle. Two of the lucky six winners were 22 year olds, Muhammad Hussaini bin Helmee and Muhammad Ikhmal Ibrahim from Johor and Klang Valley respectively. 

The MICHELIN VIP experience allowed the winners to enjoy the race from the Paddock Club, access to the main race paddock and a visit to the Michelin tyre workshop. The cherry topping for the cake came in the form of exclusive tour of the team garage and access to the official MotoGP VIP Village where they got to enjoy meet-and-greet sessions with the racers. For esteemed motorsport enthusiasts, the opportunity to be so close to a race event is remarkable and invokes jealousy!

Reminiscing over the experience, Muhammad Ikhmal said, “I am a huge MotoGP fan and I’ve followed the championship closely for many years. The MotoGP action during the weekend was fantastic and I was able to watch my longtime idol – Valentino Rossi’s performance up-close. The Michelin team showed us great hospitality during the trip and made it an extra special experience for me.”

“It had always been my ambition to go to the MotoGP, so to win the contest was a dream come true. Being able to get close to the action with the access to Monster Energy team’s garage and the MotoGP VIP village is a once-in- a-lifetime experience that only fans of this great motorcycle sport like me can understand!” said Muhammad Hussaini.

The race itself was action packed with Jorge Dovizioso of the Ducati Team taking home the second MotoGP victory of his career. Crowd favourite, Valentino Rossi "The Doctor", managed a second spot on the podium while Jorge Lorenzo completed the trio in third place. Setting up his entrance into MotoGP in 2017 was frenchman Johann Zarco who took the Moto2 title. 



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