At this year’s KL City Grand Prix, Malaysians got the opportunity to experience the exhilarating thrills of the V8 Supercars race series right in the heart of the city on a street circuit that placed them real close to the action.
The successful demonstration run saw just five teams and drivers take part during the race weekend and now, the full field of V8 Supercars will be returning to Malaysia for a Championship event, scheduled to take place from August 12-14 in 2016, and will be the 15th stop on the race series’ calendar.
“It’s great [having KL locked in],” V8 Supercars Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton, said.
“The teams that went, the five drivers in particular were absolute superstars. The Malaysians absolutely loved V8 Supercars, many of them hadn’t heard of us before on the mainstream level – so to have the whole Championship there under the Petronas Towers on such an amazing street circuit will be something else,” he added.
Formats for 2016 are still to be determined by the V8 Supercars Commission, but it is expected the KL City Grand Prix will see four 100km sprint races around the Malaysian city centre with the stunning backdrop of the Petronas Twin Towers.