The KL City Grand Prix will be Kuala Lumpur’s first street race to date. From 7-9 August, 9am, the 3.25km temporary circuit will flag off from the city centre and will consist of 11 turns and will have 16 corners, ten left and six right.
As a result, the five roads that make up the circuit will be closed:
Jalan P Ramlee
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Jalan Raja Chulan
These roads will be closed from Friday 7 August to Sunday 9 August from 6am to 6pm. By 6am on these set dates, the contractors will commence clearing out the roads of the general public and non-racing vehicles.
The KL City Grand Prix has been controversial, with allegations of haphazard planning. However, it’s expected to draw 100,000 visitors to the city centre and give a boost to the local tourist economy. GT Global Race (M) Sdn Bhd has reassured the public that it will work with DBKL and security teams for the smooth running of the event.
To avoid the frustration of detouring and traffic, the public is advised to use public rails during this time if they need to get around the heart of the city.