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Motorcycle Grand Prix

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large_5550_12566402589280.jpgThey zoom past really quickly ... and they buzz like flies (high pitched) because they have tiny motors.
We had a late night departure tonight from Kuala Lumpur [Kuala-Lumpur-travel-guide-1096867] to Perth ... just before midnight in fact. It was going to be another day of lazy gluttony when Kim found out that the Motorcycle Grand Prix was on at nearby Sepang racetrack. Wow! Just the sheer chance of that ... and the fact that we got our hotel room at a steal despite the event!

I opted to stay behind ... the thought of watching lots of glorified scooters go round the track in the hot humid weather didn't appeal ... yes they are glorified scooters, all very low cc, with the highest at 500cc I think.

Even the thought of some god of a racer with the name of a fashion designer, Valentino Rossi didn't appeal. Same with Casey Storer ...

The 5 hour flight to Perth was good ... the very new Air Asia X Airbus A330 was a bit cramped carrying nearly 400 people but I won't complain because it was so ridiculously cheap. It was an amazingly quiet flight where we were seated ... in full climb it was quieter than in a similar seat in a B747 with just the ventilation running (and engines off)!


Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Malaysia

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