Monday, 17 September 2012

Sepang International Circuit

    Sepang International Circuit is located in the heart of the country's Multimedia Super Corridor, the Sepang Circuit is accessible via air, rail and road. Lomousines, shuttle services and car rentals are available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which is only 10-minutes drive from the circuit. The circuit is also connected via major highways and expressways. From Kuala Lumpur (KL), take the North-South Highway towards the KLIA Interchange. It would take roughly 45 minutes to the circuit from KL. Besides, you can take any major highway heading to KLIA. Once you pay the toll, take the first left exit from the highway. A mosque will be on your left. At the round-a-bout, go straight and take the first left exit after the first traffic light (about 8 km). Follow the signs to take you to your destination.

    The main circuit is normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.543 kilometres long, and it is noted for its' sweeping corners and wide straights. The layout is quite unusual with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin. Other configurations of the Sepang Circuit can also be used. The north circuit is also raced in a clockwise direction. It is basically the first half of the main circuit. The course turns back towards the pit straight after turn 6 and is 2.71 kilometres long in total. The south circuit is the other half of the racecourse. The back straight of the main circuit becomes the pit straight when the south circuit is in use, and joins onto turn 8 of the main circuit to form a hairpin turn. It is run clockwise and is 2.61 kilometres length.

    A few major events held in Sepang Circuit:
  • Formula One
  • Malaysian Grand Prix
  • MotoGP
Following the announcement by BMW Motorsports today that they are to axe the Formula BMW Series, Motorsport Asia who have been the Formula BMW Pacific Series Organiser and Promoter since its' inception, announced the continuation of the Series in an independent form.
PETRONAS Syntium Team which scored a sensational 1-2 at last year's 10th edition of the Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race (MMER).
The fastest man, Farriz Fauzy with his Honda Civic Type-R that blazed the track in a blistering time of 2 : 28 : 249 defeated Nissan GT-R R35.


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