Spectacular second half for GT3 Asia and GT4 Asia Cup after summer break

Published on August 12th, 2010

Just one more month to go before the end of the summer break for the two GT Championships held under the Asian Festival Of Speed banner.

After the previous rounds held in June, for the new GT4 Asia Cup and July for GT3 Asia, the season will emerge from its break with an action packed schedule to complete the 2010 season. Both Series will now head to one of the greatest circuits in Asia, the Fuji International Speedway.

The 4.563km circuit in Japan has one of the most spectacular vistas surrounding the circuit and is built on the foothills of Mount Fuji. One of the attractions of the circuit is its long straight, the 1.5km sprint heading to turn one is one of the longest in motorsport.

Located in the Shizuoka Prefecture, this will be the first time the GT3 Asia and the GT4 Asia Cup will be heading to this historic circuit.

Leading the fight will be current Championship leaders, Tunku Hammam Sulong (GT3) and Daniel Bilski (GT4), both ten points clear of their nearest competitors in their respective Series’.

After the meet in mid-September, teams and drivers will head to the brand new Korean International Circuit. The GT3 Asia and the GT4 Asia Cup will be making history as they join the Asian Festival Of Speed Event to be the first race event ever to be held at the new circuit, which has been built to host the Formula 1 Korean Grand prix later the same month.

The event, was originally scheduled for the end of August, but was moved to accommodate a slight delay in the construction of the circuit caused by bad weather.

“This delay has caused many rumours about whether the event will ever take place, but we are continuing to work hand in hand with the local organiser to make it happen. I have personally visited the site several times and I feel very sorry for them that despite all their hard work, they missed the deadline for our event by only a couple of weeks. I can assure you that it was not through lack of effort or commitment.”

“Of course, some of the excitement has been dampened by the delay, but the event will be a unique experience. It will also be the culmination of two years of hard work and negotiation. I think people will be highly impressed with the finished circuit and I will be very pleased to be able to deliver this historic experience to our competitors,” said David Sonenscher, CEO of Motorsport Asia.

From there, GT3 Asia and the GT4 Asia Cup will once again head to the land of the rising sun, to the final venue of the season, to be held in October at Autopolis, another one of the best driver’s circuits in Asia. It will be the second time that the GT3 Asia Series will visit the 4.673km circuit and this year, the two Series will be held in conjunction with Formula Nippon and Japanese F3.

It will be in Autopolis, where the 2010 Champions of the GT3 Asia and the GT4 Asia Cup will be crowned, before they head to Macau in November to Asia’s most famous street circuit, the Guia Circuit, where invited drivers will have a chance to participate in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix.

words: Motorsport Asia  pix: Jerry Ch’ng & Syafril Ismail


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