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Motorsport month in Malaysia

By Lloyd Green

 

  • F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
  • Shell Malaysia MotoGP

 

Buckle up and start your engines for motorsport heaven this October. With the F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia MotoGP both held at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) this month, we’ve provided a non-stop guide of what to expect at both events.

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang — f1destinations.com

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang — f1destinations.com

With an exciting cluster of events throughout the race week, including a demo run, auto carnival, fan engagement programmes with the drivers and a spectacular post-race concert, the newly redefined F1 Malaysia GP is not to be missed.

Since its entry to the F1 race calendar in 1999, the Malaysian GP has evolved into the most anticipated races of the year. Moving from it’s traditional home of March to October to form a unique Southeast Asia F1 double-header with the Singapore GP in mid-September, the Malaysian GP now holds a key role in deciding the championship.

Families looking forward to soaking up the thrills at SIC can enjoy an improved family friendly activity at the circuit with the ever popular X-track returning on popular demand, showcasing motorsports themed thrills such as drifting, rallying, go-karting, ATV rides and more, for fans of all ages.

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel — www.formula1.com

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel — www.formula1.com

Track:

  • The Sepang Circuit is infamous for its unpredictable weather ranging from burning hot days to full-blown tropical rainstorms which result in tough races and edge of your seat moments.
  • The track design is unique and challenging as it has seven clear straights and many narrow turns making it one of the most technical circuits on the calendar. The relatively wider track also affords drivers overtaking opportunities that are rarely seen elsewhere.

Schedule:

  • Friday, 30th Sept — Free Practice
  • Saturday, 1st Oct — Qualifying
  • Sunday, 2nd Oct — F1 Malaysia GP After-Race Concert with Usher

Race:

  • The dominance by Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team has continued in 2016 with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominating standings.
  • A win for either driver in Malaysia could prove vital heading into the last five races.
  • Defending Malaysian GP champion, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to spoil the party again.

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010

Entertainment:

  • Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Usher will be performing at the After-Race Concert.
  • Past performers to grace the After-Race stage at Sepang include Jamiroquai and Lenny Kravitz.
  • Raceday activities also include classic car convoy, supercar convoy and airshow.

Tickets:

  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Shell Malaysia MotoGP

Held just four weeks later is the Shell Malaysia MotoGP. Fans can expect an even bigger and better event in 2016, with off-track entertainment, fan engagement with riders and other exciting activities. Tickets are selling through the roof with local interest firmly on young gun Khairul Idham Pawi who has won trice in his rookie season in the Moto3 championship. Also flying the Malaysian flag will be Adam Norrodin (Moto3) and Hafizh Syahrin (Moto2).

 Track:

  • With four slow corners following two long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners. Particularly favourable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle.
  • Has one of the longest laps in MotoGP and is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity.

Schedule:

  • Friday, 28th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Free Practice
  • Saturday, 29th Oct— Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Qualifying

Sunday, 30th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi — http://i-moto.com.my/

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi — http://i-moto.com.my/

Tickets:

  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Getting to Sepang International Circuit is relatively easy. It’s located about 15km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and KLIA2) and about 50km south from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. SIC has a hotel, shopping centre and golf course. There will also be shuttle buses operating from KL Sentral to Sepang on both Sept 30 to Oct 1 and Oct 28 to Oct 30.

For more information on both events go to www.sepangcircuit.com

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Race a Best during a Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Race a Best during a Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix competition is a prominence of a general automobile racing circuit. Thousands of constant fans are captivated annually to a competition that has been hold during a Sepang International Circuit given 1999, overdue to a stability recognition of a 56 path 192.878 mile race.

The prototype to a Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix was a Formula 2 that was hold from 1962 – 65, though it was hold in Singapore who after gained autonomy from a Malaysian Federation, so during a break-up of a Federation Malaysia hold 4 reduce impact races during a Shah Alam circuit from 1968 until 1995 when a stream competition lane was non-stop in Sepang. These were a Tasman Series, Formula Pacific, Formula Atlantic, and a Formula Holden.

Formula 1 movement during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

Formula 1 movement during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

The Sepang International Circuit, where a Formula 1 competition is held, is located usually 60 kilometres from a collateral city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and is situated usually 10 mins from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Selangor State. The circuit was designed by a German named Hermann Tilke in 1995, who also designed a Shanghai, Turkish, Bahrain, India, Korea, Valencia, and Singapore circuits that are also in a Formula 1 competition calendar. The Sepang circuit is famous for a brief and parsimonious hairpin and scarcely prolonged behind straight.

Crowds arrive during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, on competition day. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

Crowds arrive during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, on competition day. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

Petronas (Malaysian: Petroliam Nasional Berhad), a Malaysian inhabitant oil and gas company, has sponsored a Malaysian Grand Prix given a coronation into a racing calendar given 1999. The appetite association finances a maintain of a lane and a witness stands, they supply a oil and petroleum for a racing cars, and they are obliged for a confidence of a race.

The many famous racer during a Malaysian Grand Prix of all time was John MacDonald who won races in a years of 1970, 1971, 1973, and 1975. John was English innate though changed to live in Hong Kong during his inhabitant service, where he continued to live and set adult a garage business that done him successful and authorised him to turn a successful racer also.

The many successful racing group to contest in a Malaysian Grand Prix is Ferrari interjection to a successes of Michael Schumacher in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2012.

Michael Schumacher graphic during a 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix. Pic: Whiz Kris, Flickr.

Michael Schumacher graphic during a 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix. Pic: Whiz Kris, Flickr.

The annual race, hold each year towards a finish of March, attracts approximately 50,000 spectators from all around a world, some usually to see their favourite racing star, though others to feel a fad and enthusiasm of a conduct to conduct competition between male and man, nation and country, unite and sponsor.

Most Formula 1 racers unanimously determine that a Malaysian Grand Prix is by distant a many highlight inducing and physically perfectionist competition in a whole Formula 1 calendar. Temperatures are torturous and frequently strech 30 degrees Celsius and when total with a humidity, that is frequency reduce than 75%, a meridian alone drains all drivers of appetite even before putting in any bid to race. Malaysia, though Kuala Lumpur in particular, is famous for a astonishing complicated sleet downpours that mostly interrupt a automobile racing, causing crashes and serious automobile damage.

The tangible competition lane has been called “the many environmentally accessible competition lane in a world” by several commentators since of a contentment of palm trees. The lane was built on a former 260 hectare palm oil plantation, so to recompense for a detriment of plants a owners planted hundreds of palm trees around a competition track, spectator’s stands, and spectator’s distraction areas.

In a latest Malaysian Grand Prix, a 2012 season, that was hold on 25th March, a personality of a driver’s championship, Fernando Alonso with his Ferrari team, came initial after a monumental and infrequently unsure race. Just 2.2 seconds behind Alonso was a reduction good famous Sergio Perez with his Sauber team, and afterwards came a former universe champion Lewis Hamilton and a McLaren-Mercedes not prolonged after. It done for an memorable competition in a pleasing nation of Malaysia.

Many people, generally those entrance from Europe and a Americas mix examination a Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix with a relaxing holiday elsewhere in a country. The Malaysian Government praises this as it brings in most indispensable tourism income in a form of taxes, emporium purchases, ride income, and accommodation income. Kuala Lumpur International Airport as a country’s categorical airfield is also kept bustling during a races. The Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix could be an memorable experience, so because not give it a try and book your tickets in time for a subsequent race?

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