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I had blogged about the Speedzone party for F1 earlier this year, but unfortunately was unable to attend the event. Well, here is it again, Speedzone Tour 2007, this time in conjunction with MotoGP.

Below is the press release:

Speedzone Tour 2007

One night, one city, 7 DJs, 8 hours of non-stop action!

The Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix season is back and to celebrate the heat and thrill of the coveted motor sport comes the blazing hot SpeedZone Tour 2007! Bringing the experience of the circuit into a club for the very first time, SpeedZone Tour 2007 will feature a four-room party to be held at Zouk Mainroom, Velvet Underground, The Loft and Terrace Bar. Hosted by a phenomenal seven DJ line-up, most of whom are making their debut appearances in Kuala Lumpur!

Malaysia’s very own Joey G of Channel [V] fame will get the party started, and the mind-blowing, non-stop excitement will continue with DJs Matt Darey, Seb Fontaine, Gareth Emery, Princess Superstar, GaryDJ as well as DJ Jeremy Boon from Velvet Underground Singapore. Already the fever for SpeedZone Tour has begun as more than 1,000 party enthusiasts had earlier snapped up free tickets given away to spread the experience to as many clubbers as possible. Tickets will also be sold at the door for only RM40 (for Zouk Mainroom + The Loft + Terrace Bar) with two complimentary drinks.

  • On: Saturday, October 20, 2007
  • Time: 7pm onwards
  • Venue: Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur

In partnership with Sepang International Circuit (SIC), SpeedZone Tour is endorsed by the Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix City and Tourism Malaysia in celebration of Visit Malaysia Year 2007. SpeedZone Tour is the official party of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and is proudly presented by Protein Event & Talent Bookings.

Parking Details:

  • Open air car park next to Maya Hotel
  • Maya Hotel parking bays
  • Car park infront of Saloma Restaurant
  • KLCC
  • *Any cars parked illegally will be clamped or towed by the authorities

This is the 3rd of 5 clues for Spot the Raving Blogger contest that lets you win 2 free tickets to the Speedzone Grand Prix Party at KL Tower during the F1 eve. The 1st clue is posted at the bottom of the SS2 Korean House review.

There are two words to watch out for in this clue. On Tuesday’s The Star, 6 March 2007…..

  • Flip to Page B7
  • Detect article: What if there’s a climate change in Kuala Lumpur?
  • T5th paragraph, 3rd line
  • The 1st word: 5th paragraph, 3rd line, rhymes with “cover”
  • The 2nd word: Name the place where this news took place.

Good luck, do it!

This is the 2nd of 5 clues for Spot the Raving Blogger contest that lets you win 2 free tickets to the Speedzone Grand Prix Party at KL Tower during the F1 eve. The 1st clue is posted at the bottom of the SS2 Korean House review.

On Monday’s The Star, 5 March 2007….

  • Flip to Page B12.
  • Would you rather be in bed to ________?
  • Third Column, Second line.
  • The word shares the same meaning with “acceleration”

Good luck!

Most of you are familiar with F1 Grand Prix, but might have yet to heard about the new A1 Grand Prix just yet. From the the official site at

A1 Grand Prix is the first opportunity in any area of motorsport for nations to compete on a level playing field. It is a series where technology and innovation are deliberately equalised and performance is determined by human bravery, skill and excellence.

Paul, Kenneth, and I decided to go to Sepang Circuit for the A1 GP practice session on Friday to check out what’s the whole fuss about. Since it was free anyway, why not?

Brazillian Car
Team Brazil getting off the pit

Some details about the A1 GP cars, with more details here:

  • Engine: 3.4 litre V8 with 4 overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder
  • Power: 520 Horsepower with extra 30 Horsepower on boost
  • Weight: 680 kg
  • Chasis: Aluminium honeycomb surrounded by carbon fibre skin

Teams getting ready for the practice session
Teams getting ready for the practice session

The A1 GP is distinctly different from F1. Where F1 have cars from different manufacturer with varying budget, A1 cars are identical, the only differring factor is the drivers. The honour of winning goes to the countries too, with 25 different teams from around the globe, including countries never associated with the more established F1 series, such as Lebanon, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

Where is the Russian team?
Was the Russian team still drinking vodka behind the closed garage?

The interesting bit about the race is the ability of each driver to use the limited extra 30 hourse power electronic boost at critical moments, such as when performing overtakings, or when going for that last sprint. However, some drivers claimed that the difference is not significant as it only raises the speed by some 2 km/h.

Team Japan zipping by
Team Japan zipping by

The practice was without much fanfair, the drivers did not push the car too hard. It got a bit boring after a while with the total lack of competitive action. Since the engines were producing tremendous amount of noise and we did not bring ear plugs, we left the venue before the session ended. However, I do think that the actual race would be a lot of fun to watch.

Good luck to the Malaysian team with Alex Yoong and Fairuz Fauzy who are currently tied on 9th place out of the 25 teams, with 23 points after 4 rounds.