SRO Motorsports Group has reached an agreement with Sepang International Circuit to co-organize and co-promote the Sepang 12 Hours.
The rapidly growing endurance race, open to GT3-spec machinery, will move from its traditional late summer date to Dec. 4-6, 2015, in order to attract competitors from other championships around the world.
“At SRO Motorsports Group we are very pleased to co-operate with the Sepang International Circuit on this project,” said Stephane Ratel. “It is an important step for us, since we are building partnerships with high profile GT events in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Initially, the Sepang 12 Hours will be run as a stand-alone event, but it could well be a stepping stone for a fully-fledged Asia-Pacific Series.”
The Malaysian endurance event will be open to both touring cars and GT machinery, with the initial focus on bringing an influx of GT3 and GT4 cars to the event.
The event will run the technical and sporting regulations of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
Benjamin Franassovici, who manages the SRO-organized Avon Tyres British GT Championship, will server as the project manager for this new effort.
“We have been working on this partnership with SRO Motorsports Group for some time and I am delighted that it has come to fruition,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, CEO of Sepang International Circuit.
“SRO Motorsports Group brings with them a wealth of knowledge and know-how, which will go a long way in transforming the Sepang 12 Hours further into a world-class race.
“I would like to thank the SRO Motorsports Group Founder and CEO, Stephane Ratel, for his interest and commitment to this exciting collaboration.”