Temperatures are set to rise this weekend at the Sepang Circuit when the highly anticipated Malaysian Super Series Cars resumes with Round 4 of the championship.
After a thrilling Round 3 that saw defending champions Tommy Lee and Damien Dielenberg narrowly claim the chequered flag ahead of rookie Gilbert Ang (TP category), fans are expecting yet another sizzler this weekend.
The 18-year-old Gilbert, who delivered a masterful performance and finished a mere 0.954 seconds behind the winners in the last round, will be aiming to top the podium of the Touring Production category when the battle resumes this weekend.
With the experience gained from the previous round, Gilbert, a former Asian and national go-kart champion, will be better prepared to face his rivals. On the other hand, Round 3 winners, Tommy and Damien, who were powered by a Honda Integra DC5, will also be on the lookout for the speedy youngster this time around.
The Touring Production category race, which will run for an hour on Sunday, will be flagged-off just before the MSS GT category. MSS GT category Round 3 winners, Adrian D’Silva and Dominic Ang, will have to be at their best in the face of potentially strong opposition from their rivals, including Round 3 second-placed outfit of Samson Chan and Kevin Tse.
“This weekend offers fans an action-packed programme which will keep them on the edges of their seats. As the season draws to a close, the drivers will be sparring no quarters in their quest for success,” said SIC CEO Datuk Razlan Razali. “While the MSS races are the highlight, the other events lined up will offer equally compelling drama and excitement.”
Besides the MSS races, there are several other events lined up for the weekend. The Asia Classic Car Challenge (Race 1 and 2), Asia Cup Series (Race 3 and 4), Touring Car Series Asia from Hong Kong (Race 2), GT Asia (Race 2) and the Classic Mini Championship Asia (Race 2).
Friday, 12th September
0800hrs – 1000hrs All Registration & Scrutineering
0930hrs GT Asia Drivers’ Briefing
1030hrs Other Support Races Drivers’ Briefing
1130hrs – 1200hrs Asia Cup Series Free Practice
1215hrs – 1300hrs GT Asia Free Practice 1
1415hrs – 1445hrs Touring Car Series Asia Free Practice
1500hrs – 1530hrs Classic Mini Championship Asia Free Practice
1545hrs – 1615hrs Asia Cup Series Qualifying
1630hrs – 1715hrs GT Asia Free Practice 2
Saturday, 13th September
0800hrs – 1100hrs ACCC/ MSS Registration & Scrutineering
0900hrs – 0930hrs Asia Cup Series Race 1 (12 laps)
0940hrs – 1010hrs Touring Car Series Asia Qualifying
1020hrs – 1035hrs GT Asia Qualifying 1
1045hrs – 1100hrs GT Asia Qualifying 2
1110hrs – 1140hrs Classic Mini Championship Asia Qualifying
1130hrs ACCC/MSS Drivers’ Briefing
1230hrs – 1300hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Free Practice
1310hrs – 1340hrs MSS (Combined) Free Practice
1405hrs – 1435hrs Touring Car Series Asia Race 1(10 laps)
1450hrs – 1520hrs Asia Cup Series Race 2 (10 laps)
1545hrs – 1645hrs GT Asia Race 1 (60 minutes)
1700hrs – 1730hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Qualifying
1740hrs – 1810hrs MSS (Combined) Qualifying
Sunday, 14th September
0900hrs – 0930hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Race 1 (10 laps)
0950hrs – 1020hrs Asia Cup Series Race 3 (10 laps)
1040hrs – 1110hrs Touring Car Series Asia Race 2 (10 laps)
1125hrs – 1155hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Race 2 (10 laps)
1220hrs – 1320hrs GT Asia Race 2 (60 minutes)
1340hrs – 1410hrs Classic Mini Championship Asia Race 1 (8 laps)
1430hrs – 1500hrs Asia Cup Series Race 4 (10 laps)
1515hrs – 1615hrs MSS (TP/ MTC) Race (60 minutes)
1635hrs – 1735hrs MSS (GT) Race (60 minutes)
1750hrs – 1820hrs Classic Mini Championship Asia Race 2 (8 laps)