If you a big fan of the Super GT series in Malaysia, well we have some very bad news here. It appears that Sepang F1 Circuit has been dropped from the provisional Super GT calendar for the year of 2014. To add salt to injury for Malaysian fans, two new countries that will be added into the calendar are South Korea and Thailand. The 2014 calendar is now pending approval from the FIA as below, as taken from Super GT’s official website:
014 SUPER GT Calendar (FIA application pending)
Rounds Dates Circuit Pref./Country
Round 1 Apr. 5-6 Okayama International Circuit
Round 2 May 3-4 Fuji Speedway Shizuoka Pref.
Round 3 May 31-Jun.1 Autopolis Oita Pref.
Round 4 Jun. 28-29 TBA Rep. of Korea
Round 5 Jul. 19-20 Sportsland SUGO Miyagi Pref.
Round 6 Aug. 9-10 Fuji Speedway Shizuoka Pref.
Round 7 Aug. 30-31 Suzuka Circuit Mie Pref.
Round 8 Oct.4-5 BURIRAM INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT Thailand
Round 9 Nov. 15-16 Twin Ring Motegi Tochigi Pref.
Special Event TBA TBA TBA
There is no official statement to confirm that the Malaysian round will be dropped permanently. Also, Thailand is currently building a new race track in Buriram after they signed a two year deal with Super GT organisers, GTA. The race series has been with Malaysia in Sepang as an exhibition race since 2000 when the series is known as Japan GT Championship (JGTC) and was converted into a championship race in 2002. Apart of the 2003 race which was canceled due to the SARs outbreak that plague Malaysia back then, this race event has hosted 13 editions in perhaps the hottest circuit in the Super GT series.
The layout of the new Buriram track in Thailand
For that, we thanked GTA for all the memories of blazing fast JDM machines, friendly drivers and the sweet and sexy GT race queens for the passionate Malaysian fans.
So long Super GT, you will be missed