Mean machines and gorgeous queens will be part of Japan Super GT

PETALING JAYA: Japan’s biggest racing series, the Super GT, will make a return for the Malaysian round in Sepang from June 19-21.

A series combining mean machines and gorgeous GT queens, Malaysia will be playing host to the fourth round of the championships, which will also feature some of the best regional races as supporting events.

The series came to Malaysia in 2000 and the Sepang circuit was made an official venue of one of the championship rounds two years later.

The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer, Razlan Razali, said that the Super GT had always been one of the favourite races attended by Malaysian spectators.

“The SIC will try to find ways to make it more affordable and fun. Being the only race outside of Japan, we are proud to organise this prestigious race.

“It is a great way to promote the country, especially to countries within the Asia region. Besides the colourful Japanese cars on the grid, the GT Queens has always been another added attraction.”

The cars are divided into two groups, GT500 and GT300 (cars with no more than 500 and 300 horsepower). And the race is run simultaneously.

A ticket at the main grandstand can be purchased at only RM100. The SIC are also offering a special family package at RM250 for four main grandstand tickets. Children below seven-years-old will gain free admission.

In promoting the event, Razlan said that a total of 20 Japan supercars would be organising special tours around the Klang Valley and would visit various popular hot spots.

“This has never been done before by the SIC. We hope to give people who have yet to experience the race a feel of what to expect,” he said.

“We will be hitting all the hot spots around Klang Valley and everyone is welcome to enjoy all the fun and games we are offering or even just take pictures with the fleet of supercars at every venue.”

The campaign started yesterday with Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara and the OUG as the targeted areas. In wooing the fans to the race, the SIC will be offering a 50% discount for tickets.

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