Department hopes to revive Sarawakian youth’s interest in go-karting

Lamat in a photo-call with participants.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Feb 26: Kart racing has been an integral part of Miri since the establishment of its racing circuit in 2004.

This year, the Youth and Sports Department Sarawak, in collaboration with Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC), has lined up several motorsports skills training and development courses as part of their effort to revive it.


“Various motorsports activities, including kart racing, have been planned this year after a temporary setback due to Covid-19,” said its director Lamat Nyalau at the closing ceremony of the ‘MyFit@Motorsports’ Go-Kart Basic Clinical Course today.

Some 35 participants in this division took part in the one-day course held at Go-Kart Circuit Miri in Permyjaya.

The course resulted from a collaboration between the Ministry of Youth and Sports with SSC and Kelab Permotoran Kenyalang.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has created quite a void, and many sports events were cancelled due to the virus,” he said.

Noting that the sport, also known as go-kart, is popular among the youth, Lamat hoped that today’s course would revive their enthusiasm for the sport.

Also present were Miri Youth and Sports officer Roley Lagir and Miri SSC officer Esther Samuel. — DayakDaily