Thunder Asia Racing Team piloted by Fairuz Fauzy and Hiroki Yoshida

Published on May 31st, 2012

Malaysian Super GT fans rejoice, as a Malaysian wild card entry in the form of Thunder Asia Racing Team, lead by Fairuz Fauzy and Hikori Yoshida in a Mosler MT900m, will blaze the tarmac of the Sepang International Circuit on the weekend of 9 and 10 June 2012.

Fairuz Fauzy’s participation ignites the national pride as the sole Malaysian driver to race in round 3 of the SUPER GT 2012.

Touted as the FASTEST Grand Touring Race in the world, and the ONLY SUPER GT race outside of Japan, Malaysian fans now have hope of a possibility of a podium finish. Fairuz is no stranger to the world of Malaysian motorsport. He has achieved remarkably well in past races.

“It’s always an honour to represent Malaysia on the international stage. The Super GT is something new and exciting which will enable us to challenge ourselves. We certainly look forward to putting on a good show for our community,” stated Fairuz Fauzy.

He continued, “To be part of the fastest grand touring race in the world and a sport with a huge global following is superb. The fact that Malaysia is the only other country outside of Japan to host this race is spectacular and I am absolutely thrilled to represent Malaysia and hope that more Malaysian fans will root for us.”

In 2009, as a wild card entry the Mosler MT900m team piloted by Singaporean and British drivers gave an impressive performance (leading the race at some point during Round 4 Malaysia) earning the best wild card entry result in SUPER GT history.  With the support of Malaysian fans, the Thunder Asia Racing Team hopes to repeat history and take the podium this year.

One of the key highlights of this year’s SUPER GT Race will be a Extreme Street Dance Competition by 40 dance teams from various colleges in Klang Valley and Penang to showcase their astound dance choreography. The top two teams will be battle on the center stage to be judged by the international judges, Jr Boogaloo (USA) and Shay Normann (UK).

The night of 9th June will be filled by a Dance Party, where everyone can immerse themselves to the hypnotic beats live spin by renowned DJ KC, DJ Fuzz, DJ Patricia Knudsen, DJ Joey G and DJ Goldfish!

In tandem with the Super GT race, the AFFIN Bank Motorshow will be held with the participation of leading conglomerates such as Sime Darby Motors, NAZA World, Lamborghini and other major world class manufacturers like Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz as well as aftermarket accessory makers like Motul, Denso, V Kool, Paint Shield, ENEOS, McKee Racing. Hence, visitors can expect the finest collection of vehicles from exotic makers such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Porsche, Mercedes Mclaren SLR, Mercedes AMG C63 to performance automakers such as Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford and even Land Rover, who provide alternatives for 4×4 lovers.

Adding to the excitement; private owners will be displaying some of the rarest cars and bikes, like the newly launch, Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Morgan Aero Super Sport, 3 times Le Man Winner remake like the Ford GT40, the 2400cc Motor Cycle in the form of Triumph Rocket 3 and many more! Even some of the SUPER GT Race Cars will be on display, making it truly a heaven for automotive enthusiasts! To top it off, Ducati and Harley Davidson will be bringing in their best motorbikes to the show. The AFFIN Bank Motorshow is definitely the place to scratch your speed itch.

If racing and a spine-tingling selection of rare cars are not enough to quench the thirst for automotive entertainment, JPM Motorsport has lined up one more star attraction for motorsport fans. This time, with the support and help from all the car clubs, JPM Motorsport aimed to break the record created last year in the Malaysia Book of Records with the 2nd Edition of the Biggest Super and Performance Car Gathering! The objective is to gather more than 405 cars (2011 record) on the front straight of Sepang International Circuit (SIC), featuring cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, and other road-going variants of SUPER GT racing machines such as the Lexus SC430, Honda NSX, Nissan GTR and Mazda RX7. There’s already a surging interest with an expected crowd (of more than 5000 visitors) attending the SUPER GT Pit Walkabout which will happen simultaneously.

There will be an exhibition of some of the Finest and Rarest Automotive Collections, an Akihabara Town with authentic Japanese look and feel, filled with gadgets and the finals of the Sony Playstation Gran Turismo 5 SUPER GT Cup Tournament will be held at the event. Visitors can enjoy a weekend long carnival of musical performances both on and off stage, interviews with the handsome and talented drivers who are accompanied by their beautiful race queens. This event is meant for all walks of life, and there is something for everyone!

Grandstand tickets are priced at RM100 each, and can be bought online at www.supergt.com.my or www.ticketcharge.com.my.  In line with our initiative to bring motorsport to the public, all 2nd ticket bought with the 1st ticket reference code will be discounted at 20% (RM80). Children under the age of 12 can enter for free. For Corporate who intend to reward their customer, we have a Corporate Purchase Package too. For more information regarding this, call the respectively JPM representatives or visit www.supergt.com.my.

Every ticket purchased will stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes such as 32” Panasonic LCD TVs, 43” Samsung Plasma TVs, 50’’ Panasonic Plasma TVs, Canon, Olympus & Fujifilm cameras, Nikon DSLR, Samsung S2, Anti Virus Product by AVIRA, GARMIN GPS, V Kool Tinting Services, Paint Shield Detailing and also motorcycles from NAZA. This year, all these great prizes amount to more than RM40,000.

Public do not need to worry about the traffic and where to park their car. In order to ease the commute for fans, Skybus will be providing shuttle services from KL Sentral to SIC (details can be found at http://www.supergt.com.my)

This year, JPM Motorsport is striving to create an ICHIBAN! event that is not only fun, exciting, and unforgettable, but one that returns the maximum value for money of the fans. There are two whole days filled with activities, performances, bazaars, competitions, car shows, and many, many more, so don’t worry – in SUPER GT 2012 Round 3 Malaysia, the words ‘I’m bored’ will never be uttered!

words & pix: JPM Motorsport

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