PUTRAJAYA: Three security staff have been remanded until Wednesday to assist in a probe over a recent theft case at the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport district police chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Adamshah said the trio were detained after they gave their statements to the police on Sunday.
“All three, aged between 20 and 30, are Malaysians and they were the on-duty security personnel when the said theft took place.
“We have obtained the remand order from the Sepang magistrate,” he said when contacted today.
The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) on Saturday confirmed that several teams competing in the Moto2 and Moto3 category of the world championships were affected by the theft, which was believed to have happened early on Friday in the paddock area.
SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali was reported as saying that the incident had happened on Friday, between 1am and 6am, during heavy rain.
“Roughly, five or six teams have been affected although the worse-hit was (team) Angel Nieto, which lost many Moto2 and Moto3 parts,” Razlan said, adding that he did not discount the possibility that the thieves had international links since they were very selective with the parts they took.
Reselling the stolen parts, which are specifically made for prototype Moto2 and Moto3 machines, would require in-depth knowledge and contacts within the racing fraternity.
A lot of the parts stolen, including suspension and brakes, Razlan reportedly said, were specialised for wet weather use.