SuperGT 2011: It’s a hot and windy Saturday

Published on June 19th, 2011

We made our way to Sepang International Circuit early in the morning but not as early as we’ve planned. Jeo wanted to be here as early as 6 in the morning. Yup… he’s that crazy when it comes to SuperGT.

Despite his plans, we had to compromise and make do with going off to Sepang at 7am as Kazunori Miyamoto, Manager of Ayami-chan was in need of assistance. We had breakfast twice, at the mamak in front of Park Royal Serviced Suite and later at KFC after the toll of Sungai Besi.

It was the first time for me not driving but instead driven to Sepang. I don’t quite like it but I managed to take a number of naps while giving direction to Miyamoto-san. As we arrived, the atmosphere was quite different compared to Thursday, as most of the contenas arrived in Sepang.

Sepang International Circuit was bustling with activities. As we entered the Media Centre, to our surprise it was quite packed compared to our previous experiences during SuperGT. It was so packed, lunch was finished way before noon… and some of the media guys and girls missed lunch, we’re among them.

As I waited for Jeo and Wan to get some shots of this and that, here and there during the SuperGT, I dozed off once or twice just to get the first word out on the draft. It’s my fault actually as I took my time before going to bed… all wrapped up with PS3. It was a stoopid move indeed.

Once Jeo and Wan came back to Media Centre, we head out to the Mall Area to actually see whether the event was as hyped up as it should be… as this was the first time around for JP Motorsport to organize such a huge undertakings.

The centre stage was massive… and those who are looking for down right fun should be here for it. Even today, it was kinda like a music festival at the Mall Area. The Femme Fatale, featuring a number of DJs from all around Asia including Japan will be featuring their music to the public starting this evening. It was a night of Rave Party at Velocita as the crowd danced to the music of Marie Ferrari and a whole lot more international DJs.

Food and beverages, there are a whole lot of it ranging from Satay to Japanese delicacies, there’s even a booth for beers. The cashless transaction was something different for us Malaysians, the downpart was it’s freaking expensive!

As for booths, Naza Group has the biggest one featuring a number of exquisite cars and rides… and there are quite a number of booths for those looking for things to spend on. The organizer, JP Motorsport offers quite a range of official apparels and stuffs for all.

The qualifying session was fierce as the teams, drivers and their pit crews went all out to get the best spot for tomorrow’s Super GT Round 3 held here at Sepang International Circuit. Weider HSV-010, S Road MOLA GT-R and KEIHIN HSV-010 starts from the front for GT500, and HATSUNEMIKU GOODSMILE BMW, JLOC Lamborghini RG3 and PACIFIC NAC IKAMUSUME Ferrari starts from the front for GT300. The race is on.

words: Hage’ pix: Syawal Ahmad & Hazwan Najims


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