Gunskirchen, Austria, January 10th, 2022 – BRP-Rotax together with EIKO Motorsport, the Rotax authorized distributor for the territories JAPAN, TAIWAN, CHINA, SINGAPORE, INDONESIA, BRUNEI, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS, HONGKONG, MACAU, PHILIPPINES and MALAYSIA would like to inform that they have decided to hand-over the distributorship for the territory of Malaysia by December 31st, 2021. The subsequent transfer of the business and the network to the new partner has been agreed and BRP-Rotax is pleased to inform that Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd will be the new partner for Malaysia.
Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd will be responsible for the Malaysian territory from January 1st, 2021 onwards. All RMC racing activities, orders and aftersales will be conducted from Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd from this point.
Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd is headed by Mr. Genji Hashimoto, the owner and operator of the Morac Adventure Park, Langkawi and Morac Go Kart Track 1 Utama. Mr. Hashimoto is fully dedicated to further develop the Malaysian karting market together with Rotax and has already planned 6 RMC race weekends that consist of 12 rounds, 8 rounds in Langkawi and 4 rounds in Sepang.
“Genji Hashimoto is already a well-known and respected name in the region and we are happy to have him on the Rotax Team for further developments of the market. We are certain that he will support our customers in the best way possible,” said Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “We wish Mr. Hashimoto and his company Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd every success for the new responsibilities,” he continues.
“I took my passion of racing and turned it into a career. Now I want to give the new generation of motorsport enthusiasts a chance to do the same. With RMC Malaysia, I am sure the opportunity will make way not only for the drivers but also other members of a racing team to pursue motorsports as a profession. Amprex Racing Service Sdn Bhd believes in ensuring everything we do will directly or indirectly benefit the karting community of Malaysia and help the new generation achieve their goals in motorsports,” said Genji Hashimoto, from Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd.
All parties involved aim to make the transition as smooth as possible and to ensure customer support and continued supply of engines and spare parts also in this period.
About Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd:
Amprex Racing Services Sdn Bhd, is a subsidiary of Amprex Motorsports, a company formed by Genji Hashimoto in 1996. Highly decorated motorsport personality in the Asian motoring community, he has competed professionally in motorbikes and cars from the young age of 16. He has gotten applauded for the motoring events he has organized such as Dream Cars Motor Show Singapore and Malaysia, D1 Grand Prix Malaysia Series, Japan GT Championship and Super GT. He has also been on the advisory committee for international F1 tracks such as Sepang International F1 Circuit, Pocheon Korea Track and The Marina Bay Street Circuit (otherwise known as the Singapore Street Circuit), from the designing to building stages. He also has brought in new innovations to the motoring world with his engineering background. Now as the organization has started focusing on building go kart tracks and conducting racing, they want to focus on RMC Malaysia to give the new generation a new and professional karting race environment.
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