The organisers of the V8 Supercars have confirmed this year’s Kuala Lumpur City 400 Supercar Extravaganza is a no go, due to the ongoing legal dispute involving the promoters of the event. This means the 2016 edition of the KL City Race is not going to happen this year.
Supercars CEO James Warburton said that due to ongoing legal action between the organisers, there isn’t much time to prepare the street circuit of Kuala Lumpur during the weekend of 12 to 14 August. It’s not possible to move the race to the Sepang International Circuit, hence they have no choice but to scrap this race.
Regardless, the organisers of the V8 Supercars are hopeful to return by 2017 as they have an agreement to race in the streets of Kuala Lumpur until 2019. Meanwhile, the other races planned for this year’s event such as the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Audi LMS Cup and so on, could move to Sepang, or potentially meet the similar fate as the V8 Supercars.
Last year, during the inaugural KL City Grand Prix, the race exhibition by five V8 Supercars was enough to warrant much interest for a full race this year despite the hiccups faced by the Malaysian organisers and the outcry from the public. While this is disappointing news for motorsports enthusiast, perhaps KL city folks could show some signs of relief, for now.
[Source: V8 Supercars]