We were treated to a weekend of fast and furious action at the Japan Super GT Series at the Sepang International Circuit. The Super GT Race has been in Malaysia for the past 10 years with its own following and is the only round to held outside Japan.
The 2011 Super GT (formerly known as ‘Japan GT’) was held at the Sepang International Circuit on June 18th and 19th. The event is the fastest Super Grand Touring Car Race in the world and the Malaysian round is the third in the series of eight races and the only round held outside Japan. It is also a race which has the biggest number of car makers participating. In the GT500 category, three major Japanese manufacturers compete against each other – Honda, Lexus, and Nissan. In the GT300 class, we find Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mosler, Corvette, and Subaru.
Apart from high adrenaline action on the track, the Sepang International Circuit was transformed into a carnival city filled with stalls and booths where the audiences could eat, shop, and play while experiencing the excitement of the Super GT. The rich cultures of Japan are also showcased through food, drinks, trinkets, music, fashion, and even dancing.
Other side activities at the event include the biggest car show of 2011, which features exotic, modified and commercial road-going cars, the GT Queen Pageant, mini concerts, and a kids’ zone.
Spot the dragonflies? :)
This is the biggest Super/Performance Car Parade at Sepang. Approximately 600 performance cars of various models and sizes converged at Sepang for this record breaking feat. And when you have got so much adrenalin and EGO on the same location at the same time, temper is bound to flare and accidents are sure to happen.
The line was so long that it stretched beyond the length of the grandstand.
The Super GT Race is highly supported by fans because it is the race that consists of familiar cars, which are sports cars that people admire, and there are more than 100 GT Race Queens in the event LOL! :)