Promotion Heats Up, SuperGT Set To Shine
At Sepang
 


Lelf-Right; Masaaki Bandoh, representative director for the GTA;
SuperGT Queen Nana Shibata and Sana Yuki together with Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer
Sepang International Circuit posing for cameraman
during the launch of SuperGT International Malaysia 2009.
Photo by Chow KF

23th May, SunwaySuper GT International Series Malaysia 2009 is kicking off the season with promoting the 'Mother of all the GT battles' in Malaysia. GT Queens Sana Yuki and Nana Shibata are currently in town to promote the grand race. Arriving ahead of the mean race machines and brigade of race queens, Sana and Napa would be making special appearances at major entertainment outlets, shopping complexes, media offices and public areas throughout the city until the race weekend.

Sepang is the only international circuit other than Japan that host Japan GT. It provides a different test for the teams and drivers especially on the setting of the cars and the demand for top fitness in the drivers in view of the tropical weather high temperatures and humidity.

Sepang International Circuit would be organizing special convoys of 20 Japan supercars, making tours to various popular hotspots around the Klang Valley at selected dates to hype up the event and organizing mobile roadshows offer lots of great prizes for the fans including Main Grandstand tickets.

2009 Super GT International Series Malaysia would also features GT3 Asia series, the Formula V6 Asia, ATC Maxi 500 and the Aston Martin Asia Cup as the support races which to be held from June 19 to 21.

The race are divided into two groups of car; GTSOO and GT300 which race at the same time. Throughout 54-lap race with plenty of drama making the event an action-packed weekend, ready to thrill any racing fan.

After three rounds, the GT500 class is currently led by the partnership of J.P.L de Oliveira and Seiji Ara with 31 31 points; with Juichi Wakisaka and Andre Lotterer close behind with just a point away on 30. Yuji Tachikawa and Richard Lyons is third place in the overall standings.

In the GT300 class, the partnership of Mario Nitta and Shinichi Takagi leads the standings with 41 points. Nobuteru Taniguchi and Ryo Orime are second; four points behind the leaders.

 


Masaaki Bandoh, representative director for the GTA
attending the launch of Super GT International Malaysia at Sunway.
Photo by Chow KF

"Despite the present global economic, japanese car manufacturers market has been affected. However Super GT in Malaysia remains a success and is preparing for another great series on the weekend of June 20th and 21st" said Masaaki Bandoh, representative director for the GTA. Attending the launch of Super GT International Malaysia, Bandoh also thanking faithful fans and great support that makes Super GT International a huge success in Malaysia.

A battle of soup-up, fully-modified sports cars of the world's top automakers, providing the sound of roaring thunder from the mean machines and sweet smell of burning rubber, the Super GT race has always been a major attraction in Sepang especially with its carnival-like atmosphere including the draw of the gorgeous GT queens.

For details and prices, log on to www.sepangcircuit.com for more info.

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