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Sepang to Host Night Race in 2020

Super GT announces return to Malaysia with 2020 night race at Sepang…

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Super GT has confirmed that it will hold its first-ever night race at Sepang International Circuit in 2020.

The former Malaysian Grand Prix venue joined the Japanese sports car championship in 2000 and was a mainstay on the calendar from 2002 to 2013.

It lost its place on the schedule in 2014 when Chang International Circuit became the new non-Japanese round, although the Thai track’s contract is set to expire next year.

Sepang’s return will be promoted by marketing company Haro Sports & Entertainment which endorses soccer, golf and e-sports competitions in Malaysia.

HSE managing partner Fahrizal bin Hasan signed the contract for the 2020 event during a press conference with GTA chairman Masaaki Bandoh ahead of this weekend’s season finale at Twin Ring Motegi.

The night race, which does not have a confirmed date or length, will take place under Sepang’s newly-installed floodlight system. 

“GTA decided to partner with Haro Sports & Entertainment for the purpose of holding a race at Sepang International Circuit in 2020,” said Bandoh.

“Haro has been managing a soccer team in Malaysia and also has branding in the sports world.

“Having a partnership with such a promoter is very pleasing for GTA to promote globalization and we would like to promote awareness raising of Super GT in Malaysia together.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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