DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, will be making its 17th pit stop for the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017. This will be the third consecutive year that DHL will be supporting the logistics needs of MotoGP.
DHL has spent over eight months this year travelling to 18 race tracks in 12 countries to ship 86 motorcycles and around 370 tons of MotoGP freight from circuit to circuit by sea, land and air. By the end of this season, DHL would have transported MotoGP equipment approximately 90,000km – almost equivalent to more than two rounds of the equator, overcoming a world-class logistical test.
Christopher Ong, Managing Director of DHL Express Malaysia & Brunei shared: “Racing with MotoGP for the third consecutive year further cements our world-class expertise as the provider of choice to the motorsports and automotive sectors. Delivering for back-to-
back races on consecutive weekends in this year’s MotoGP is no easy feat. Thus, it is truly a race against time as our logistics crew works with within 36 hours to get everything to the next paddock once a race ends, helping to pack up garages, broadcast facilities and hospitality centers. Behind these exciting races, what many do not see is the DHL crew working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that each race runs smoothly. For this, we are proud of our achievement.”
With decades of motorsports logistics experience, DHL has been a trusted partner of the MotoGP, to ship extremely important items that require utmost care. These items include machines used in the MotoGP class together with its two companion series, Moto2 and Moto3. Apart from the racing motorcycles, DHL is also responsible for shipping objects like the BMW M2 safety car, as well as a whole panoply of fragile TV broadcasting equipment on four Boeing 747 cargo aircrafts.
DHL has over 30 years of motorsports logistics experience. In addition to MotoGP, the company partners with a number of motor racing championships and teams, including Formula 1®,