Mr M. Arrasu, President and CEO of GT Global Race (M) Sdn Bhd, the organisers of the KL City Grand Prix together with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, said in a statement that from the moment the racing cars left the track after the KL City Grand Prix two Sunday’s ago, the GT Global technical team, along with DBKL, have been focussing on swiftly returning the streets of Kuala Lumpur to their year-round state.
Mr Arrasu said “the organisers are mindful of the need to dismantle the temporary infrastructure as quickly as possible to minimise disruptions to the public. “
Technical Director, Simon Gardini said, “It is the objective of the team to halve the six week installation time, and therefore any inconvenience, to three weeks. With all infrastructures expected to be removed Friday 28 August. Works commenced immediately following the final race and a coordinated effort by the track works team, DBKL, traffic management contractors and KL Traffic Police, saw all roads reopened in time for Monday morning peak hour. During this time access ways to properties around the track route were also a priority.”
In the following days additional accesses were opened as rapidly as possible within the constraints of the night time working period. “Progress was a little slower than planned at first, as the teams had to move from location to location to address specific areas and of course it is the first time this track has been built”, Gardini said. “In the last few days however, the work has been very efficient, as we have been able to systematically complete large sections every night. I believe we are now well on track to finish quicker than originally planned.”
Mr Arrasu also thanked the KL public for their support for the event. “We appreciate the patience and understanding of the public as we built, and now dismantle the infrastructure. Being the first time the streets have been used for the event, which we will use in our future planning.