Compared with the same time last year, 20 per cent fewer tickets have been sold for the forthcoming Malaysian grand prix.

Compared with the same time last year, 20 per cent fewer tickets have been sold for the forthcoming Malaysian grand prix.

To the New Straits Times newspaper, the Sepang circuit's chief executive Razlan Razali confirmed that the global financial crisis has had an effect on the organisation of the 2009 event.

"It is a 20 per cent drop in ticket sales compared to the same period last year, but we expect walk-in sales to increase as we move closer to the race," he said.

The circuit, located near capital Kuala-Lumpur, is scheduled to host round two of the 2009 calendar, on 5 April, a week after the Melbourne season opener.

 

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