One of the most popular and greatest motorsport events, the Super GT 2012 Round 3 Malaysia was officially launched by JPM Motorsport at Bangsar Village 2 last weekend.
Super GT is a world class Grand Touring Race Series where it is hugely popular and reputable in its country of origin – Japan. Super GT 2012 Round 3 Malaysia is the one and only round out of the eight rounds of the Super GT in Japan.
This year, Super GT Trophy was unveiled by Mr JP Chin, founder of JPM Motorsport, Mr TJ Chin, Managing Director of JPM Motorsport; Mr Yochiro Ueno, MD & CEO of Honda Malaysia and Mr David Tan, Managing Director of Tumasek Pewter. Hundred members from several car clubs were also present to witness the momentous event!
The prestigious trophy, sponsored by Tumasek Pewter, was presented to Mr JP Chin by Mr David Tan.
At the launch, JPM Motorsport also announced their plan to support the Kids for Kids Charity Foundation, a foundation that focuses on child welfare by contributing RM50 of every Super GT tickets sold at RM100 (only at roadshows). The beneficiaries are Stepping Stones Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels and Agathian’s Shelter.
Looking to break the previous year’s much anticipated Biggest Super and Performance Car Gathering record during the Super GT event, Mr JP Chin, Founder of JPM Motorsport said, “This year, we are looking at more entrants to break the record of previous years. With your support, we will surely achieve it!”
The semi-finals of the Super GT Queen Search 2012 were held after the official launch. Super GT Queen Finalists have been chosen vying for a spot in the final search.
Apart from the Super GT Queen Search 2012, the Malaysian Final round of the Sony Playstation 3 Gran Turismo 5 Asia Online Tournament – Super GT Cup was held there as well. The winner will represent Malaysia to compete with 5 other finalists from Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia to crown the title of “Asia’s Fastest!”
One of the highlights of this year’s Super GT Race will be an all-day Dance Competition by 40 dance teams from various colleges in Klang Valley and Penang to showcase their astound dance choreography. The top two teams will be battling on the centre stage! The theme for the 9th June is ‘Street’, and the night will be filled by a Dance Party, where 10 professional dance crews will be showcasing their moves to the hypnotic beats live spin by hot Japanese DJ!
In tandem with the Super GT race, the AFFIN Bank Motorshow will be held with the participation of leading conglomerates such as Sime Darby Motors, NAZA World, Lamborghini and other major Japanese and Korean manufacturers like Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru and Hyundai, as well as aftermarket accessory makers like Motul, Denso, V Kool, Paint Shield, ENEOS, McKee Racing. Hence, visitors can expect the finest collection of vehicles from exotic makers such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Porsche, Mercedes Mclaren SLR to performance automakers such as Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford and even Land Rover, who provide alternatives for 4×4 lovers.
Adding to the excitement; private owners will be displaying some of the rarest cars and bikes, like the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Morgan Aero Super Sport, 3 times Le Man Winner remake like the Ford GT40, the 2400cc Motor Cycle in the form of Triumph Rocket 3 and many more! Even some of the Super GT Race Cars will be on display, making it truly a heaven for automotive enthusiasts!
If racing and a spine-tingling selection of rare cars are not enough to quench the thirst for automotive entertainment, JPM Motorsport has lined up one more star attraction for motorsport fans.
This time, with the support and help from all the car clubs, JPM Motorsport aimed to break the record created last year in the Malaysia Book of Records with the 2nd Edition of the Biggest Super and Performance Car Gathering!
The objective is to gather more than 405 cars (2011 record) on the front straight of Sepang International Circuit (SIC), featuring cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, and other road-going variants of Super GT racing machines such as the Lexus SC430, Honda NSX, Nissan GTR and Mazda RX7. There’s already a surging interest with an expected crowd (of more than 5000 visitors) attending the Super GT Pit Walkabout which will happen simultaneously.
Whether you are there to admire the magnificent machines or the breathtaking ‘beautiful race queens’, or just to have a fun-filled day out with loved ones, the Super GT has something for everyone!
Grandstand tickets are priced at RM100 each, and can be bought online or at any of the organised roadshows. Children under the age of 12 can enter for free.
That’s not all, every ticket purchased will stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes such as 50’’ TVs, Compact Cameras, DSLR, Samsung S2, Net Book, Anti Virus Product by AVIRA, GARMIN GPS, V Kool Tinting Services, Paint Shield Detailing and also motorcycles from NAZA.
Public do not need to worry about the traffic and where to park their car. In order to ease the commute for fans, Skybus will be providing shuttle services from KL Sentral to SIC. For more information, please visit Super GT official website.