After a six-year absence, SUPER GT racing will make an explosive return to Malaysia on July 16-19 at Sepang Circuit, setting the stage for the world’s first ever GT night race and also the debut of an-all Malaysian team.
The SUPER GT Malaysia Festival 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 was officially launched today by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia Secretary-General Datuk Dr. Noor Zari 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 realised 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, the rights holder and promoter for SUPER GT Malaysia Festival 2020, has also been appointed by GT Association Ltd as the rights holders for SUPER GT content for all countries outside of Japan and Thailand.
Malaysia hosted the first overseas race of the All-Japan Grand Touring Championship with two exhibition races in 2000 and 2001 before Malaysia was officially included as a full-fledged championship round in 2002. Malaysia continued to host the Series' overseas rounds until 2013.
Fahrizal also announced that two Malaysian drivers, Jazeman Jaafar and Datuk Adrian da Silva, will pair up in a Porsche GT3 R to compete in the GT300 Class as one of two Malaysian wildcards for the race.
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