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Sepang Returns as Second 2020 Flyaway for Super GT

Two flyaway races in 2020 as Super GT adds Sepang round to replace second Fuji race…

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Super GT will return to Malaysia for the first time since 2013 next year, adding Sepang as its second flyaway race alongside Buriram.

The dates for the Malaysian and Thai rounds are still to be confirmed, but the races have been listed as rounds four and five in the eight-round schedule.

The season will get underway at Okayama on April 11-12 before a sole trip to Fuji Speedway on May 3-4. Suzuka hosts a race on May 30-31 before the two races outside of Japan.

The final stretch of the season includes races at Sportsland SUGO (Sept. 12-13), Autopolis (Oct. 24-25) and Twin Ring Motegi (Nov. 7-8).

Fuji will only host one race, unlike this year, due to the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, based in Tokyo. The circuit, which will host a cycling event in the Games, will be closed from the end of May.

The second Fuji race, held last weekend, has therefore effectively been replaced by the Sepang round, with all seven other races remaining on the calendar.

While the flyaway dates are still TBA, Buriram hosted the series on June 29-30 this year, while the Fuji date, now occupied by Sepang, is Aug. 3-4.

Masaaki Bandoh, chairman of Super GT’s organizing body GTA, revealed at Fuji last weekend that plans are in place to add a ninth race in 2021.

2020 Super GT Schedule

Apr. 11-12 – Okayama
May 3-4 – Fuji
May 30-31 – Suzuka
TBA – Buriram
TBA – Sepang
Sep. 12-13 – Sportsland SUGO
Oct. 24-25 – Autopolis
Nov. 7-8 – Twin Ring Motegi

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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