Tag Archive: Malaysia

May 10

“Did You Know?” – Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK in Malaysia

Some stats and facts about WorldSBK in Malaysia ahead of the Fassi Malaysian Round

Some stats and facts about WorldSBK in Malaysia ahead of the Fassi Malaysian Round 44 – Last year Sepang was the stage of Max Biaggi’s last podium finish: he became the oldest rider to climb on the rostrum (Race 1) at 44 years, 1 month and 7 days of age. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

WorldSBK: The heat is on

What awaits as WorldSBK heads east to Malaysia

WorldSBK - Sepang International Circuit 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.

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Mar 04

GP2 Series 2016 season calendar confirmed

New season made of eleven support events of Formula OneTM World Championship
2015-11-20-Friday The 2016 GP2 SeriesTM calendar was confirmed today. Once again, it will consist of eleven rounds in total, all support events of the Formula OneTM World Championship. Eight rounds will be held in Europe with three flyaway events to complete the calendar: new venue Baku in Azerbaijan, the return of Sepang in Malaysia, and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

GP3 Series 2016 season calendar unveiled

Nine events alongside Formula One including a new venue for the Series

GP3 Series 2016 season calendar unveiledGP3 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.

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Feb 27

Akash Nandy has some great racing experience to rely on

Malaysian rookie joins Swiss squad

Akash Nandy joins Jenzer Motorsport for 2016 GP3 seasonWe are delighted to announce that Akash Nandy, the 19-year old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is joining us in our GP3 Series team: Akash Nandy has some great racing experience to rely on.

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Dec 18

Shields says: If you can’t stand the heat…

Nicki Shields analyses what caused the reliability issues in the Putrajaya ePrix

Nicki Shields analyses what caused the reliability issues in the Putrajaya ePrixFigures 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.

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Dec 05

Oliver Rowland replaces injured Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld to miss Punta del Este ePrix following minor hand surgery

Nick Heidfeld to miss Punta del Este ePrix following minor hand surgeryOliver Rowland has stepped in to replace Nick Heidfeld at Mahindra Racing for the Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix after the German driver picked up an injury in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Di Grassi keeps his cool to win in Putrajaya

Abt Schaeffler driver wins incident-filled race in Malaysia

Abt Schaeffler driver wins incident-filled race in MalaysiaLucas di Grassi claimed his second FIA Formula E Championship win in a race at Putrajaya in Malaysia that was packed with incident from start to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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