Tremendous GT set to return to Sepang in 2020 as evening race

Followers of the Japanese Tremendous GT championship, your ears will likely be pricked on the sound of this – the favored touring automobile race sequence is ready to return to the Sepang Worldwide Circuit for the primary time since 2013, as sports activities occasion organiser Haro Sports activities and Leisure has reached an settlement with sequence organiser GTA to work collectively on internet hosting the Malaysian spherical in 2020.

That might make it seven years since a Tremendous GT spherical was final held right here, however it is going to return with a twist – it is going to be the primary race within the sequence’ historical past to be held at evening, making use of the observe’s new floodlights. “Japan is synonymous with innovation, and at Haro, we're all about reinventing the wheel,” mentioned Haro’s managing associate Fahrizal bin Hasan. “The return of Tremendous GT to Malaysia will likely be historical past within the making.”

Masaaki Bandoh, GTA chairman, mentioned: “We hope that not solely the drivers, groups and automobile producers but additionally everybody concerned in Tremendous GT will work along with Haro and the native workers concerned in operations at Sepang to assist the folks of Malaysia share within the enjoyment of motor sports activities and create a race occasion based mostly on a shared understanding of car tradition. On the similar time, I hope that by way of Tremendous GT we are able to contribute to selling change that builds friendship between Malaysia and Japan.”

Sepang was Tremendous GT’s first worldwide venue, with an exhibition race held there in 2000 and 2001; it turned a daily points-paying championship spherical in 2002. The sequence pulled out the 12 months earlier than it started adopting Class 1 laws along with the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) in 2014, so the 2020 race would be the first time the most recent GT500 machines race in anger over right here.

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