Eighth Singapore Grand Prix


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SIA (Singapore Airlines) replaces MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) as the sponsor. Singapore Airlines hosted most of the top overseas racer. The main race was won by Vern Schuppan in his March 722. Graeme Lawrence and John Macdonald came in second and third respectively. The Motorcycle GP was won by Bill Molloy in his Kawasaki 750. This was the last Grand Prix that was held in the Upper Thomson Road Street Circuit. Motor racing was banned in Singapore by the Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He said he could not understand the allure of such events, “driving around and then going into the pits; after that, changing the tyres and revving out again … makes no sense to me.” Motor racing was banned because they were thought to promote reckless driving.

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