Some stats and facts about WorldSBK in Malaysia ahead of the Fassi Malaysian Round
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What awaits as WorldSBK heads east to Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is a truly global city. With a long history sewing the threads of the past into the modern canvas that sees influences both old and new create skyscrapers around pillars of tradition, Sepang International Circuit is a recent jewel in the spectacular crown of the Malaysian metropolis.
GP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce the 2016 calendar for the upcoming season. Once again, the Series will be contested over a total of nine rounds – all of which are support events to the Formula One World Championship. Seven rounds will be held on European soil, with two flyaway events concluding the campaign. There is a new venue on the calendar with the addition of Sepang in Malaysia to the category.
Nicki Shields analyses what caused the reliability issues in the Putrajaya ePrix
Figures recently released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) show that out of the 10 hottest years on record, nine of them happened in the last decade and 2015 is now officially the hottest year ever recorded.
In the past it was Shah Alam and Johor. Nowadays it’s Sepang
The first World Superbike round to be staged in Malaysia was at the Shah Alam circuit in 1990, the third year of the championship. Taking place in November ahead of only the Phillip Island and Manfeild races, it played a crucial role in deciding that year’s world title in favour of Raymond Roche – the first and only World Champion from France until Sylvain Guintoli clinched his title last year.
Sepang International Circuit stages the Pirelli Malaysian Round
For the second time in its history, the Sepang International Circuit is all-set to host a round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Just a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the venue first featured on the calendar last year. It now returns two months later in the year than it did in 2014.
Asia’s most successful GT team have unveiled their 2015 GT Asia Series challenger at Sepang Circuit in Malaysia, revealing a twist on the all chrome livery that served them so well in 2014, when Singapore’s Mok Weng Sun – the series most successful driver – claimed his third drivers championship in just his sixth season.
Pirelli has nominated the tyres that will be used in the grands prix of Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain: the first four races of the 2015 season.
Pirelli announces tyre nominations for first four Grands Prix of 2015 season
Dani Pedrosa took a step forward in the first preseason test of 2015, in which the Repsol Honda riders topped the final timesheet
Pedrosa on Sepang 1 test: “We are very satisfied”
After the first test in Malaysia, Pedrosa gave a very positive analysis of the three working days that marked the return from the winter break. Second by only one tenth of a second to his teammate at the test, Pedrosa returned to action in top form. His lap times confirmed the good feeling he has about the work done by Honda and the changes to his crew.
Like last year, the MotoGP regulations for 2015 provide concessions on rear tyre choice