Published on March 11th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Super GT Racing Returns to Sepang After Six Years
After a six-year hiatus, SUPER GT racing is set to make an explosive return to Malaysia from 16-19 July 2020 at Sepang Circuit, setting the stage for the Series and world’s first ever GT night race, and the debut of an-all Malaysian team.
The SUPER GT Malaysia Festival 2020 is one of two races outside of Japan and will be round 5 of the 2020 Autobacs SUPER GT Series.
A major event in the Visit Malaysia 2020 calendar, the SUPER GT Malaysia Festival 2020 was officially launched by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia Secretary-General Dato’ Dr. Noor Zari Bin Hamat.
“SUPER GT racing continues to be a huge crowd puller worldwide and especially in Malaysia. We thought long and hard about how to make it better and realized that a night race would present teams and drivers with a unique challenge, in addition to racing under extreme heat and unpredictable weather conditions,” said Haro Sports & Entertainment Managing Partner Fahrizal Hasan.
Haro Sports & Entertainment is the rights holder and promoter for SUPER GT Malaysia Festival 2020 and has also been appointed by GT Association Ltd (GTA) as the rights holders for SUPER GT content for all countries outside of Japan and Thailand.
Fahrizal also announced that two Malaysian drivers, Jazeman Jaafar and Datuk Adrian D’Silva, will pair up in a Porsche GT3 R to compete in the GT300 Class as one of two Malaysian wildcard entries.
Free practice sessions will begin on Thursday, 16 July 2020, followed by official qualifying on Friday, 17 July 2020, with the race held on Saturday night, 18 July 2020.
Tickets are priced from RM100 (K1 Grandstand), RM250 (Main Grandstand) and RM2,000 (GT Club) and are available for purchase online via www.supergtmalaysia.com. Early bird purchasers will be able buy the tickets at a discounted price of RM80 (K1 Grandstand) and RM200 (Main Grandstand). Also available are three exclusive packages, namely Dream, Ultimate and Experience.
Fans from Asia and Europe can also take advantage of special flight and premium hotel accommodation packages to attend the SUPER GT Malaysia Festival 2020 courtesy of Malaysia Airlines.
In partnership with UMW Toyota Motor Malaysia, organizer of the well established Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival street race, all ticket holders will also have the chance of winning and driving home a brand-new Toyota GR Supra in a Predict and Win Competition.
Art of Speed will also treat motorsports fans to an outdoor Auto Expo at the open Mall Area leading up to the Main Grandstand.