Sepang 1000KM race is back!

Published on May 28th, 2010

It’s starting to get busy busy busy on the area of our favourite race-track, the Sepang International Circuit. We were invited to attend the Sepang 1000KM Endurance Race launching ceremony today in SIC, and it looks like it’ll only get busier, with SuperGT, MMER and MSS filling out the weekends all throughout June.

The S1K will be held in SIC from 3rd to 5th June 2010.

“The S1K is like a stepping stone for newcomers to the racing world and for inexperienced teams before they can take part in the MMER,” said SIC CEO Razlan Razali.

The whole race was created to cater for cars below 1,900cc, of which higher capacity cars are dominating the MMER. “We decided to introduce the S1K to allow more people to participate in motorsports. We had always reached the maximum grid capacity in the MMER, and many people were left out because they could not qualify.

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“There were also concerns with regards to safety. The speed difference between the bigger capacity cars and the smaller capacity cars grew quite vast over the years, and so it became more dangerous for the racers.

There were quite a few accidents involving the smaller capacity cars and the more powerful ones. So the S1K was introduced to provide a more level playing field, catering to production cars below 1,900cc,” continued Razlan.

There’ll be a maximum of seventy-seven cars participating in the race, with thirty-eight cars for Class 1 (1,601cc – 1,900cc) and thirty-nine cars for Class 2 (>1,600cc). The first team to complete 1,000KM will be declared the winner.

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Reminiscing back during the first race, the first team to reach the 1,000km mark was Team Type R 21 (Soh Kee Koon, Wong Yew Choong, Tek Kean Kang) with their Class 1 Honda Integra. The team reached the 1,000km mark in 8 hours and 49 minutes.

Participants are required to register on June 3, and will be allowed to scorch the track during the practice session after their registration. The qualifying session will be held on June 4.

The first team to cross the finish line will be taking home RM30K for Class 1 and RM25K for Class 2.

Our Media friends will also be joining the race. Entering with the name AMC-CBT-Ignition.my, they will be entering the race driving a Suzuki Swift Sport. More info on them here.

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The teams will be racing with Federal Tyres wrapped around their rims, as they have been chosen as the official tires for the S1K race. Tickets for the Grandstand Area are sold at RM5 per head, with Paddock Passes being sold at RM80. Entrance is free for children below 7 year old.

There will be a coloring contest and singing competition for children between 4 to 12 years old on the race day. There will also be special appearance by Upin & Ipin on the same day. We’re wondering what can older people do, since they are the one’s paying for the tickets, besides watching the race, of course.

text: Al-Mu Syahrisyawal  pix: Syafril Ismail

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