Kuala Lumpur Motorsport, KL, Malaysia
Sepang International Circuit
Mention those words and instantly the heat is on as the mother of all motor sports events, the prestigious F1 Grand Prix, returns to Malaysian shores every April. Tickets to the 32 000-capacity, double-frontage Grand Stand are lmost always sold out weeks before and those who miss them either head for the additional 60 000 covered seating or ake to camping out on the track which can accommodate up to 130 000 spectators at any one time.
The natural stadium that is the landmark Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is strategically located next to KLIA and LCCT, and is the ‘Home of Motorsports’ of the nation, hosting many motor sports events since opening its doors in March 1999 during the inaugural Sepang F1 Grand Prix. The winner of the “Organiser of the Best Grand Prix for 1999” Award by the FIA is the only international circuit awarded the privilege of incorporating the F1 logo in its official name.
Besides that, it also sets a benchmark for all future circuits to be constructed with its’ impressive list of firsts which include having the first electronic marshall posts, double frontage grandstands (allowing 2 races to be run simultaneously), canopy tower and mall within the grandstand for added spectator recreation.
The 5.543-km Main track which features 15 turns and 8 straights includes two high-speed stretches is home to both the F1GP and the MotoGP and can be split into two circuits, the 2.8-km North track and the 2.6-km South track at both sides of the track to allow two races to go on simultaneously. These shorter circuits play host to various GPs such as the A1GP, the Malaysian Super Series and even the Drag Battle. This circuit truly enables motor sports buffs to enjoy both the thrilling high-speed races as well as the gruelling endurance battles.
Meanwhile, the Motorcross Circuit, which is part of the series of 5 circuits found in Sepang, hosts the MotoX GP annually.
Sepang’s Go-Kart Circuit
If spectating is not your thing, then take a spin on the 1.25-km Go-Kart Circuit which features 3 types of Go-Karts from the SIC and 100cc Fun Kart to the 125cc Kart. Go-Karting is a fun way for the masses to practice their driving skills on the race track and motor sports enthusiasts who prefer the hands-on fun will find no other place better than the Sepang circuit.
03-8778 2200/ 03-8778 2222 03-8783 1000
City Karting Enterprise
Level 1 Quadrant C, Shah Alam Stadium, Section 13, 40000 Shah Alam
03 5512 5868 03 5512 1769
USJ Rest & Restaurant Area ELITE PLUS Highway
Kemensah Chalets & Waterfall, Ulu Kelang