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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
Antonio Felix da Costa, a former Red Bull-backed F1 hopeful, says Carlos Sainz jr now deserves his chance in formula one.
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.
Extremely hot and humid temperatures over the race weekend created trying conditions for the riders
In 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.