Gymkhana is very popular in Japan and today, it is no longer an exclusive motorsport to cars. In 2011, Moto Gymkhana Association was set up in the UK and Moto Gymkhana today is gaining popularity from bikers all over the world.
In 2012, Harris Iskandar Taib, the CEO/Founder of HIT Communications brought the fever over to Malaysia and since then, it is widely known as MOTACK (a short for Motocycle Time Attack). What started lukewarm in 2012 has grown steadily over the years and last weekend, MOS witnessed a huge turnout of 85 riders from Japan, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia in the MOTACK Round One 2015, that took place in Citta Mall, Ara Damansara from 7th until 8th February 2015.
It is deceptively difficult to control the bike although the speed might be slow. Competitor has to apply all their known riding skills such as precision braking, throttle control, gear usage, hand and eye coordination. Such skills helps improve riding on the road, thus saving lives.
The categories in MOTACK as below;
• Below 150cc
• Below 250cc
• Below 700cc
• Above 700cc
• Above 1000cc
• Ducati Club Challenge
• Desmodonna Cup