Guide on Sepang International Circuit – Experience the Need for Speed!

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Located in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia approximately 45 km to the south of Kuala Lumpur, The Sepang International Circuit is known to many racers as one of the most challenging F1 racetracks. Here is some information about this one of a kind racetrack.

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LeminhelSepang International Circuit 1CC BY-SA 3.0

History

The idea of a circuit in Malaysia was born as a part of making Malaysia into an industrialized nation in the minds of the then prime minister Dr President Mahathir Mohammad. After receiving the approval from the government, the groundbreaking ceremony took place on 1st of November 1997 and was opened on 7th of March 1999. The first f1 Malazan Grandprix took off on 17th of October 1999.

Layout

The 3.4-mile long racetrack was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke. The track has 15 corners and eight straights and has a minimum width of 16 meters. The track rising to 20 meters in some areas provides a number of good overtaking opportunities to the racers.

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Races

The races here happen around the year making it one of the busiest racetracks in the world. Some of the races that take place in this circuit are Formula One, Malaysian Grand Prix (1999–2017), FIM MotoGP and Malaysian Grand Prix. (1999–present) in October 2016 it was suggested that the Sepang circuit may be dropped from the Formula One series due to dwindling ticket sales.

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Morio2010 Malaysian GP opening lapCC BY-SA 3.0

Visiting and booking tickets

Visiting here is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Sepang and if a race is coming up you can book your tickets online or by visiting there. On your visit, you can also consider an accommodation option like the AVANI Sepang in order to watch the event without a hassle.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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