Battle For Sepang
Long Run Begins
 


Long Battle Begins. Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chairman Datuk Mokhzani Tun Dr Mahathir,
flagged off the second edition of Sepang 1000-Kilometer Endurance Race (S1K)
for long endurance battle of 181-lap. 
Photo by Chow KF (chow@malaysiacurrent.com)

6th June, Sepang Ė  Sepang 1000-Kilometer Endurance Race (S1K) challengers started their quest for long endurance battle of 181-lap. This is the second edition with Japanís Juichi Umemoto of Pentagon Jís Racing Team leading from pole position. The weather afternoon is hot and partly cloudy skies.

The grand racing event was flagged off by Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chairman Datuk Mokhzani Tun Dr Mahathir. Team competitors needed to cover 181 laps, which race is expected to end at about 9pm.

Winner of the last year race event; Type R Racing Team, is leading from start to finish in their awesome Honda Integra DC machine in a grid of 52 cars. The defending champions, which is featuring the same partnership of Boy Wong Yew Choong, Soh Kee Khoon and Tek Kean Kang, however, was not as powerful as last year as they start from sixth on the grid in a less powerful Class 2 Honda Civic EK9 race car.

The team, which was installed as firm favourites for a second crown this year, driving the Honda Civic EK9 to enter the race. They were struck by misfortune after their winning Integra DC machine not available for Sepang 1000-Kilometer Endurance Race.

Japanís Juichi Umemoto of Pentagon Jís Racing Team joined by his regular partners Wataru Maeyama and Chris Tan, the Pentagon Jís Racing Team determined to better their results last year where they finished fourth overall and third in Class A; completing 181 laps Ė one lap behind the overall winner of 182 laps.

Following second behind Pentagon was JC Racing, which comprised three top Malaysian drivers Ė Eddie Lew, Keifli Othman and Patrick Tam, whom all had a disappointing inaugural race as all three drivers competing in three different cars failed to finish to the race.


To catch the exciting news and watch latest result on Sepang 1000km, visit www.sepangcircuit.com for more info

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