Super GT is back and just around the corner from today. Set to take place on the 15 & 16 of June, once again Malaysia has been given the honour to host the third round of the prestigious Autobacs Super GT Series.
Formerly known as the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC), the Super GT Series is a grand touring car race series promoted by the GT Association (G.T.A.). It was first established in 1993 by the JAF (Japanese Automobile Federation) via its subsidiary company the G.T.A. (GT Association).
The Malaysian round of the AUTOBACS SUPER GT Series is being organised by JPM Motorsport and this will be the 13th consecutive year that the Series is back in town to thrill fans. It is also the 20th year the Series is being organized. The whole series is purely set to race in Japan, with the exception of Malaysia to be the only Super GT round organised outside of Japan.
Internationally recognized for being one of the world’s fastest and most exciting GT racing series, the 2013 AUTOBACS SUPER GT Series consists of eight rounds, and is divided into the GT500 and GT300 classes, gathering what is the reputed to be the largest ensemble of latest Japanese sports cars with manufacturers the likes of Lexus, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Subaru, as well as continental marques that include Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mosler, Chevrolet, Audi, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz.
Also racing in the Series and giving local fans more to cheer about is Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy who alongside Japanese Yuki Iwasaki, drives for team APR Audi R8 LMS Ultra in the GT300 class this season.
In 2013, with the aim to further improve the experience of spectators and provide greater value to sponsors, JPM Motorsport has come up with the theme of having a 5-Star SUPER GT! The components are: the SUPER GT Race, the Affin Bank Motorshow, a Japan Town by Sachi, the Biggest Superbike Gathering and a Dash Berlin ‘Music is Life’ World Tour 2013!
Super GT fans will also be able to catch the action of the 2013 Malaysian SUPER GT Queen Search Pageant. The pageant is being held for the third consecutive year, and the crowned winner will stand the chance of joining a line-up of Japanese GT Queens in Japan with objective of promoting the sharing of knowledge, expertise and talent between Malaysian and Japanese GT queens.
Tickets for the Malaysian round of the AUTOBACS Super GT Series are priced at RM100, and fans can obtain it online via www.supergt.com.my, or tune in to the entire season’s updates on www.facebook.com.my/supergt.my. Aspiring candidates or the 2013 Malaysian SUPER GT Queen Search Pageant meanwhile, can log on to the SUPER GT’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/supergt.my to obtain updates about the pageant.