Sepang International Circuit

motorsport track in Malaysia

The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is a racing circuit in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, about 60 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is the venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the Malaysian MotoGP. The circuit was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke.

Sepang International Circuit (SIC)
Location Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Time zone GMT +8
Broke ground 1998
Opened 1999
Architect Hermann Tilke
Major Events FIA Formula One
Malaysian Grand Prix
Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
A1 Grand Prix
Asian Touring Car Championship
Circuit Length 5.543 km (3.44 mi)
Turns 15
Lap Record 1:34.223 (Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams-BMW, 2004)

Layout change

The main circuit is 5.54 km long. It is raced in a clockwise direction. It is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights.[1] The layout is unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin corner.

The circuit may be set-up with other configurations. The north circuit is the first half of the main circuit. The course turns back towards the pit straight after turn 6 and is 2.71 km long.

The south circuit is the other half of the circuit. The back straight of the main circuit becomes the pit straight. It joins onto turn 8 of the main circuit to form a hairpin turn. This circuit is 2.61 km in length.

Sepang International Circuit also features kart racing and motocross facilities.

References change

  1. "Sepang International Circuit Preview". Retrieved 2008-03-20.

Other websites change

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