Events

Sepang Super GT 17th June – 19th June

on

image005

This 17-19 June, the Sepang circuit will play host to the SUPER GT Round 3, the only SUPER GT race held outside Japan, and it promises to be nothing short of a spectacular weekend of entertainment.

In their debut role as race organisers, having acquired the rights and awarded the contract to organise the event for 2011 and 2012, JP Performance Motorsport (JPM)  is pulling out all the stops in creating a weekend of excitement that appeals to not just racing fans, but fans of cars, music, dance, fashion, food, anime and all things Japan.

“The SUPER GT races are one of most popular sports in Japan, and that is because it is more than just car racing. It is an entire package of adrenaline-pumping entertainment – from the support events, the sideshows and carnivals, music and entertainment, and of course, the very beautiful GT Queens as well,” said TJ Chin, Managing Director of JPM.

“We believe we can achieve the same kind of success here in Malaysia, perhaps even greater. We are, after all, in Kuala Lumpur – one of the most prolific entertainment hubs of the world – and we want to bring the cool city life we have down to the hot Sepang track.”

[singlepic id=15 w=160 h=158 float=]

MAIN RACES

GT 500

(Qualifying: Saturday 18 June| Race: Sunday 19 June )

The GT500 category will see cars with max of 500 horsepower. Regulations in the GT500 are considerably looser than most GT classifications, and teams are free to change engines with other models made by the manufacturer, change the alignment of the engine, or add forced-induction systems to models which do not normally have it, however from 2010 onwards all GT500 cars run V8 engines displacing 3.4 liters. The new regulations result in cars that are possibly the fastest GT racing cars in the world and the pinnacle of touring car competitions.

The top three teams in the GT500 category are Nissan, Honda and Lexus, with a few others participating as well.

[singlepic id=12 w=320 h=240 float=]

[singlepic id=10 w=320 h=240 float=]

GT 300

(Qualifying: Saturday 18 June| Race: Sunday 19 June)

The GT300 category will see cars with no more than 300 horsepower racing and pitting it out on the tracks. Famous luxury car models such as Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari will battle it out against top Japanese car makes such as Subaru, Mazda, Nissan, Autobacs, Lexus and others in the GT300 category, making it much more varied in terms of types of cars entered and a racing category that has one of the most car manufacturers participating at the same time. GT300 cars, however, are much more regulated than their GT500 counterparts, because GT300 cars closely resemble road-going versions. The GT300 series is a racing category that has one of the most makes in the same time in the world.

READ ALSO  The Ultimate Drive app is available for Apple iOS and Android!

[singlepic id=11 w=320 h=240 float=]

[singlepic id=13 w=320 h=240 float=]

 

ABOUT SUPER GT

Formerly known as the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC), the SUPER GT Series is a grand touring car race series promoted by the GT Association (G.T.A.). It was first established in 1993 by the JAF (Japanese Automobile Federation) via its subsidiary company the G.T.A. (GT Association).

In order to maintain competitiveness and prevent the spiraling budgets of teams, JGTC imposed strict limits on power, and heavy weight penalties on race winners in an openly-stated objective to keep on-track action close with an emphasis on keeping the race goers happy.

For more information, please visit www.supergt.net

 

About JP Performance Motorsport Sdn Bhd (JPM)

Formed in 1998, for jet-ski racing, the team has since migrated into auto racing. Founded by a group of business professionals who raced for personal achievement, the team has constantly strived for the winning formula. In jet-ski races, the team’s achievements include a championship win in the Asia Pacific King’s Cup Thailand and the Malaysian Jet Endurance Challenge.

In auto racing, the team has participated and win in many races including the annual 12-Hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance races, the JUGRA Challenge Super Saloon, Malaysia Super Car Series and the prestigious the Asian Touring Car Series. It has therefore earned the reputation of being one of the top racing teams in the region.

JPM has also ventured into event organization since 2006. Of which its highlights are such as the first ever one make race in Malaysia with JPM Integra Cup One Make Race Series from 2006 to 2008, first ever Hill Climb event with JPM Berjaya Hills Time Challenge 2009 and JPM Journey Through Time at Starhill of which over 100++ super/performance cars gathered in the heart of the city.

To further the development of professionalism in motorsport, JPM has invested in all the necessary facilities for current and any upcoming business opportunities and events.

For more information, please visit www.jpmmotorsport.com.my

 

 

 

 

About Jack Lee

Jack Lee is an unqualified petrol head (some say, to be one, you have to own an Alfa Romeo) who is disappointed with cars which are getting more and more electronics and the lack of interest in cars shown by today's youths in general. He owns an almost 20 year car from Germany, which has almost 50:50 weight distribution, 3 pedals (manual, FTW!) and believes that everyone should spin at the last corner of Sepang circuit at least once in their life. He also holds the distinction in TCG as the person with the lightest right foot, of course, when compared with his colleagues' mutated cast iron right foot.

Recommended for you