The Biggest Ever Japan GT Series
to Showdown In Sepang
 


Feeling Thrills As Driver. Super GT fans will be thrills
while watching 64 teams from GT300 and GT500
compete among themself at Sepang International Circuit.
Archive Photo Super GT by Chow KF (chow@malaysiacurrent.com)

24th May, Sepang – 2010 Super GT International Series will mark the 10th anniversary of the event being held at the circuit, where Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will play host to Round 4 of the Japan’s biggest and hottest racing series ever.

Firstly held at the circuit in June 2000, the race from land of rising sun has come a long journey and today race series is followed by fans from all around the world. Super GT International Series will make debut to the Sepang International Circuit from 19 to 20 June.

“Malaysia is the only country to host the Super GT outside of Japan. When it first came to Malaysia, it was a purely Japanese race series, it was only followed by Japanese race fans and had Japanese sponsors,” said SIC CEO Razlan Razali.

The Super GT International race series is held annually and takes place on renowned Japanese tracks such as Motegi, Fuji Speedway and the Suzuka Circuit. It has long been known among motorsports fans as a powerful combination of dazzling mean machines and their beauty queens.

“Now we have a significant number of Super GT followers in Malaysia, and there are many non-Japanese drivers taking part in the race. We also have two Malaysian corporations being part of the two top teams in Super GT, namely Mutiara Motors in GT300 and Petronas TOM in GT 500,” added Razlan Razali.
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Super GT was officially unveiled as SIC CEO Razlan Razali witness ribbon-cutting
ceremony for 2010 Super GT International Series. Mokhzani Mahathir, Chairman of Sepang International Circuit shares his moment cutting ribbon in the opening.
Photo courtesy by Sepang International Circuit.



From history of Super GT in Malaysia, the series was first brought in year 2000, with cars divided into two setup; GT500 and GT300 (where it based on the car’s horsepower). Marking the 10th year of the event, this year there are 13 cars and 26 drivers battling for the championship title in the GT500 category, while 19 cars with 38 drivers will be competing in the GT300 category.

There will also be a charity car wash session at the circuit during the race weekend.
SIC will also be organizing a contest where fans will be able to win themselves GTR safety car rides, pit passes and circuit safari rides. To qualify, they will have to purchase a minimum of two tickets, answer three simple questions and complete a slogan.

On Saturday, SIC will be organizing the children’s pit walkabout at 5.30 pm. There are also numerous activities for children where they can meet with popular cartoon character Upin and Ipin, face painting and origami. Tickets for the Main Grandstand are priced at RM100 and tickets for K1 area are priced at RM70. Tickets for the circuit safari are priced at RM100, while parking charges are priced at RM5 for cars and RM2 for bikes (per entry).

The 2010 Super GT International Series will also feature the exciting circuit safari, where fans will get a closer look at the race as they are transported via a low-loader bus onto the track during the Super GT practice session. In conjunction with the race event, would also be having the brand new GT4 Asia Cup, the latest GT3 Asia Series, Yaris/Vios Experience Race in Sepang as well as the environmentally-friendly Scirocco Cup as the support races.


To catch the exciting news on Super GT International Series, visit www.sepangcircuit.com for more info.
 

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