The increasing popularity of the Malaysian Super Series will see Malaysia’s premier local motorsports championships making an encore as the support race during the F1 Malaysia Grand Prix on the 23rd to 25th March at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).

The MSS has grown in leaps and bounds and the inclusion of the MSS as a support race to the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix is a testament of the growing importance of Malaysia’s own national track championships.

SIC received an overwhelming amount of entries this year with 17 cars lining up on the grid for the GT Class, GT-X (4), MTC Class 2 (16), Sport Production (9), Touring Production (8).

In a bid to add further excitement to proceedings, SIC will be introducing a new race format for cars with each round will be run with either one of the following formats.

The first format will see two sprint races of 10 laps each with no pit stops while the second format will see one race run for a maximum 60 minutes with compulsory pit stop, which must be carried out during the period after lap 3 and 15 minutes before the chequered flag.

GT Class champion, Dilantha Malagamuwa will return to defend his title, having achieved a hatrick of wins last year.

The popular Sri Lankan is back in his favourite blue Lamborghini, having opted for his Porsche during the season finale last year. It certainly did not hinder him as Dilantha comfortably strolled to 2nd place finishes in the final event to wrap up the title in style.

“I’m really looking forward to our race this weekend. This is my second time racing in the MSS support race for F1.

“It’s not often that you get the opportunity to race on the same day with all the top F1 drivers. I will be back in my ‘Lambo’ and hope to start of well for the new season,” added Dilantha.

Former A1 driver, Aaron Lim who will helm the Proton Satria in the MTC Class 2 for Tedco Racing hailed the importance of the MSS in increasing the awareness, participation and development of local motorsports.

“The inclusion of the MSS as an F1 support race has increased the profile of MSS as a premier local racing series.

“With the MSS now into its second year as an F1 support race, I feel that this initiative will help promote the participation of racers and the development of the local motorsports scene,” added Aaron.

The fans will also get the opportunity to witness the best up and coming talent, with the GP2 Series, renowned as a feeder series for young drivers set to run on Saturday (24th March) and Sunday (25th March),

Since its inception in 2005 the GP2 Series has firmly established itself on the world stage as one of the premier one-make racing championships in the world.

The combination of a fast, safe, high tech car with a talent pool of the best up-and-coming drivers in single-seater motorsport has made the series unmissable for fans of real racing.

Almost half of the 2010 F1 grid got their chance to race at the pinnacle of motorsport after proving their worth in the GP2 Series. In fact, 50 drivers so far have received the opportunity to drive an F1 car as a result of their time in GP2 since it began.

The series provides an opportunity for our drivers to show their ability in front of the F1 teams as they compete on world-renowned circuits throughout Europe, while a new generation of car is created on a tri-annual basis, with upgrades throughout its life, to ensure that the challenge for the teams is also maintained.


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