Tag Archive: Malaysia

Aug 01

Maiden WSS pole for Jacobsen in Sepang

Series leader Sofuoglu and Cluzel lock out front row

WSBK - PJ Jacobsen (USA) on course to his maiden pole position PJ Jacobsen (CORE’’ Motorsport Thailand) has claimed the World Supersport Pole Position in today’s sole qualifying session at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

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Jul 30

Malaysia in WorldSBK history

In the past it was Shah Alam and Johor. Nowadays it’s Sepang

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

World Superbike heads to Malaysia for Round 10

Sepang International Circuit stages the Pirelli Malaysian Round

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Clearwater Racing reveal their #1 GT Asia Series challenger for 2015

“We’ve stuck with the chrome and fluro mix, but added some more high-visibility yellow into the equation.”
GTAsia Clearwater Ferrari 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.

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Mar 23

Fernando Alonso to return to the cockpit in Malaysia

McLaren Honda announcement

05 - McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that, subject to a successful final FIA medical assessment this Thursday 26th March at the Sepang International Circuit, Fernando Alonso will return to the cockpit of his MP4-30 car for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

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

2015-03-04 - PirelliIn Australia, Pirelli will bring the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft compounds: well-suited to the varied demands and wide range of potential weather conditions experienced at the semi-permanent Albert Park facility in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Marquez tops second Sepang MotoGP test to continue pre-season dominance

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Second Sepang MotoGP test 2015 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez signed off the second Sepang test with the quickest overall time as the reigning MotoGP™ champion clocked a 1’59.115 on the final day of action to once again set the pace in pre-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

MotoGP™ paddock gears up for Sepang 2 Test

As always the time sheets should give us a great indication of who will be where

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 MotoGP™ returns to Kuala Lumpur on Monday for the penultimate 3 day test (Sepang 2), ahead of the season’s opening race in Qatar on the 29th March. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

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”

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Marquez sets quickest ever lap at Sepang to top first official MotoGP test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

MotoGP - Bridgestone Motorsport technical area in MotoGP paddock Current World Champion Marc Marquez emphatically underlined his title credentials for the upcoming season by setting a scorching time of 1’58.867 at the first MotoGP™ group test of 2015 at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Sepang pace improves for Ducati Team pair

Both Ducati Team riders, present in Malaysia with the latest version of the Desmosedici, the GP14.3

Ducati Team Sepang1 Day2Ideal weather conditions greeted the MotoGP™ riders for the second of three days of pre-season tests at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Bridgestone prepares for the first MotoGP™ group test of 2015

Like last year, the MotoGP regulations for 2015 provide concessions on rear tyre choice

Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP front slick tyres The riders contesting this year’s MotoGP™ World Championship will get their first taste of Bridgestone’s 2015 specification tyres at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit from February 4-6, as the world’s largest tyre maker embarks on its seventh season as the official tyre supplier to the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Successful shakedown under gazing sun

In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Trulli Formula E logo Round 4 of the inagural FIA Formula E season has started on the east coast of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Sainz deserves Toro Rosso seat – da Costa

Antonio Felix da Costa, a former Red Bull-backed F1 hopeful, says Carlos Sainz jr now deserves his chance in formula one.

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da Costa Portuguese da Costa, who came close to a Toro Rosso seat this year but ultimately lost out to Daniil Kvyat, now races in the DTM series and this weekend is making his Formula E debut in Malaysia for Aguri Suzuki’s team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Malaysian MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Extremely hot and humid temperatures over the race weekend created trying conditions for the riders

MotoGP logoIn sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.

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Sep 29

Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup – Ride the Future Ep.4

Behind the scenes of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup with Ride the Future video
Shell Advance Talent Cup logo Saturday 20 September and Sunday 21 September 2014 saw the fifth and sixth races of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup take place at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

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May 19

Hamilton tries ‘mind games’ on teammates – Button

“There were a few things he played on me”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 03 F1’s dominant championship leader Lewis Hamilton will try to play “mind games”, according to former teammate Jenson Button. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Rosberg claims ‘better than Hamilton in dry’

Nico Rosberg is sounding far from defeated ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (1) The German, although still leading the drivers’ world championship by a few points, has seen his teammate Lewis Hamilton win the last three races on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Father Jan at races distracting – Magnussen

It seems Jan Magnussen will not be a regular fixture at grands prix this year

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Kevin Magnussen 06 The former F1 driver had to miss his son Kevin’s grand prix debut in Melbourne last month because he was racing a sports car on the other side of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Red Bull ‘surprised’ by Ricciardo pace

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has shown he deserves his new seat at Red Bull.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (3)The Australian had driven at backmarker HRT and Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso, but this year he stepped up to the big league to replace his retired countryman Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

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