Monday, December 23, 2013

Sepang 1000 Km Endurance Race

Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit is famously associated with the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix. Situated within close proximity to Kuala Lumpur International airport in Sepang, the 5.543-kilometer long Sepang international circuit was designed by German track designer, Hermann Tilke. The former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohammad officially inaugurated this state of the art racing track on 7th March 1999.

Today, aside from the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, the Sepang track hosts various international motorsports events like the MotoGP, the Merdeka Millennium Endurance race, (now known the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race or MMER), the Sepang Drag Battle and even Go Kart races. One of the concluding events of Sepang’s yearlong exciting event calendar is a grueling long-distance race called the Sepang 1000 km Endurance Race, which extends over 1000 kilometers (620-miles) and features the participation of cars under 1800cc.

The concept of this challenging endurance event,which tests the mettle of man and machine, was inspired by the hugely successful MMER, also held at the circuit in August, every year.  The Sepang 1000 km Endurance Race is popularly known as S1K and attracts much domestic and international participation from lands as far away as Japan and Australia.

This year’s thrill a minute event is scheduled to be held from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th December at the Sepang International Circuit. Aside from the exciting races, fans can look forward to various entertaining off track activities as well along with free entrance to the Main Grandstand.

So if you have a yen for speed and enjoy motorsports, do pencil in a visit to the Sepang International Circuit, if you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur over the first week in December. Alternatively, if you think you have it in you to participate in this truly challenging event do check out the official website of the event for rules and regulations and start planning for your entry in the Sepang 1000km Endurance Race in 2014.



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