Sepang International Circuit
|| Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
The Sepang International Circuit is located in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near to the
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), about 60km south of the city centre of Kuala Lumpur.
The Sepang International Circuit was officially opened on March 9, 1999 by the former Prime Minister,
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The international circuit is a racing circuit and so it is the venue for
Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix and also the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Many
major motorsport events are conducted in this circuit too. Moreover, kart racing and motorcross
facilities are available in the Sepang International Circuit. This very circuit was designed by
a German designer who also designed the new facilities in every corner of the world including Korea,
India, Turkey and Shanghai, just to name a few. The main track in the circuit is as long as 5.542km.
It possesses eight straight stretches and 15 turns.
Apart from the challenging main track, there are smaller tracks named North Track and South Track
and they are both 3000m long respectively. As mentioned there is too, a go kart facilities and the
track for it is 1200m long with 11 turns. Not only national race competition held in this very circuit
but also international event including the Japan GT Championship. Besides, owners of fast cars and bikes
can test their amazing vehicles and skills of driving in the circuit but of course, certain fees will
be charged. Sepang International Circuit has the only double frontage grandstand in the whole wide world.
It can accommodate around 3000 spectators. There is too, an uncovered stand where up to 100,000 spectators
can enjoy the race and view up close.
There are two main ways to get to Sepang International Circuit by public transport. Take the
Airport Coach Bus from Jalan Duta Bus Station to reach KLIA. Then, take a Sepang - Omni bus
to get to your destination.
The alternative is to take the Komuter Train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to KLIA. Then,
take the Sepang - Omni bus or a cab to the circuit.