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Ticket Sales Momentum continues to build
Singapore, 4 Sept 2009 - Singapore GP Pte Ltd announced today that two more categories of tickets to the 2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX are sold out, bringing the total number of "sold out" categories to four.
The three-day walkabout as well as the Esplanade Waterfront Grandstand tickets are no longer available following continuing strong sales. This brings the total tickets taken up to 82% of the announced 249,000 capacity (83,000 per day)
Our largest grandstand - the Bay Grandstand with well over 20,000 seats is selling equally well. We expect the remaining seats to sell out by early next week.
On the entertainment front, SGP regrets to announce that the Godfather of World Music, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour has just confirmed that he is unable to perform at this year's race due to unexpected family health complications. SGP is currently identifying a replacement for Youssou's slots at the Circuit Park, and an announcement should be made very shortly.
On a more positive note, Zone 1 ticket holders will have additional reason to cheer as the Scottish rock band Travis will be adding one extra show during the race weekend. In addition to their Saturday evening performance at the Padang, they will add another show on the Zone 1 Village Stage before the drivers go on track for the 2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.
Additionally close to 2,000 ticket holders have signed up for the lucky draw to attend the drivers' autograph session taking place on the evening of 24 September at the Circuit Park. Thirty five pairs of special passes are available to all ticket holders. Registration for the balloting ends on 16 September. Details can be found at www.singaporegp.sg/contest/index.php
About the FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix
The inaugural 2008 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX took place on 28 September 2008 on a street circuit of public roads around the Marina Bay area. The race was the first FORMULA ONE to be held at night, and the first FORMULA ONE street race in Asia. The 2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX will take place from 25-27 September 2009 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in the heart of downtown Singapore.
About Singapore GP Pte Ltd
Singapore GP Pte Ltd is the race promoter for the FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. It holds five-year renewable rights to stage the Singapore Grand Prix, beginning with the 2008 Season. The company is a partnership between Komoco Motors and regional events company Lushington Entertainments, via its parent company Reef Enterprises.