There will be an overload of adrenaline at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) this weekend as eager competitors battle for honour and glory in the Sepang 1000km race this weekend. The Sepang 1000km Race will be a culmination of an awesome year of racing at SIC.
The annually staged endurance race is scheduled to start at 1300hrs on Saturday and end around 2200hrs the same evening. Teams and their drivers will start to register on Thursday and undergo safety briefings and free practice sessions before taking part in the qualifying sessions on Friday evening
As with previous editions of this race, which is open to production cars below 1900cc, the competitiveness amongst teams is very high as they all try and outdo each other on the world-class circuit. This year will be no different as the reigning champions, the Honda Malaysia Racing Team, along with their rivals will be pushing themselves to edge in their quest for success.
Last year’s race eventually narrowed down to a four-way battle that was finally won by Aaron Lim and Eddie Liew, who sensationally snatched the chequered flag after 181 grueling laps.
“Due to the intense level of competition, teams have invested significantly on their drivers, machines and personnel. Teams take a long time to prepare for this event to ensure they are in the best of conditions to launch an assault on the title. Competing in an endurance race such the Sepang 1000km is serious business,” said SIC CEO, Datuk Razlan Razali today. “This race will cap a fantastic end to a brilliant year of racing at SIC.”
He added entries have started coming in and he expects a fully loaded grid this year. “This race always attracts the best teams and drivers in the country. Entries are still coming in and we will have a clearer picture of the teams by registration on Thursday.” International entries from Australia and Japan have also been received thus far.
In addition to the Sepang 1000km Race, there will also be the Asia Cup and the Asian Le Mans Series events taking place this weekend. There will also be an interesting Carnival, which includes activities like a car boot sale and car show on Saturday.
FRIDAY, 5th DECEMBER 2014
0930 hrs – 1000 hrs Asia Cup Race 2 (8 laps)
0945 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Drivers Briefing
1030 hrs – 1130 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Free Practice 1 (60 min)
1200 hrs – 1300 hrs BREAK
1330 hrs – 1430 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Free Practice 2 (60 min)
1500 hrs – 1530 hrs Asia Cup Race 3 (10 laps)
1600 hrs – 1630 hrs Sepang 1000km Driver 1 Qualifying
1645 hrs – 1715 hrs Sepang 1000km Driver 2 Qualifying
1730 hrs – 1800 hrs Sepang 1000km Driver 3 Qualifying
1815 hrs – 1845 hrs Sepang 1000km Driver 4 Qualifying
SATURDAY, 6th DECEMBER 2014
0915 hrs – 0945 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Free Practice 3 (30 min)
1000 hrs – 1030 hrs Asia Cup Race 4 (8 laps)
1100 hrs – 1130 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Qualifying (30 min)
1215 hrs Sepang 1000km Pit Exit Open
1230 hrs Sepang 1000km Pit Exit Close
1250 hrs National Anthem
1252 hrs 5 minute Board
1254 hrs 3 minute Board
1256 hrs 1 minute Board
1257 hrs Formation lap
SUNDAY, 7th DECEMBER 2014
1130 hrs – 1200 hrs Asia Cup Race 5 (8 laps)
1220 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Pit Exit Open
1230 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Pit Exit Close
1300 hrs – 1600 hrs Asian Le Mans Series Race (180 min)
1630 hrs – 1700 hrs Asia Cup Race 6 (10 laps)