After an exciting first round in Kuala Terengganu, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival brings the heat back to Klang Valley at its most unique stopover yet.
The former airport and home to the Royal Malaysian Air Force in Sungai Besi will play host to the second round of the street racing series from 9 to 10 November 2019, with the 1,199 metre long runway acting as centrepiece of the 1.7 km circuit.
UMW Toyota’s Chief Motorsports Officer, Akio Takeyama said “As a street racing series, one of the most challenging tasks is to find a venue that is not only large enough to accommodate both the racing circuit and festival ground, but more importantly accessible and as close as we can to fans and spectators.
“These challenges however, also present us with the unique opportunity to explore venues never before used or envisioned as a racing circuit,” he added.
Construction of the Bandar Malaysia circuit will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. The transformation involves transporting, positioning and interlocking hundreds of four-tonne concrete blocks. Toyota says that the track will be built to FIA safety specifications.
As with all Toyota Vios Challenge race weekends, round 2 of the Toyota Vios Challenge will feature two days of racing in three categories – Promotional, Sporting, and Super Sporting.
The Promotional Class will feature local celebrities such as Shawn Lee, Diana Danielle, and Janna Nick, while amateur and professional racing drivers will take part in the Sporting and Super Sporting classes respectively.
As for spectators, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival will be packed with drift performances by professional Japanese drivers, concerts, test drive sessions, bey blade and simulator challenges, as well as sale of Toyota GR merchandises.
Entry to the festival is free of charge, and visitors can also get up close and personal with the recently launched Toyota GR Supra! The event will be happening from 9 am to 6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.