Imagine a race track, with fast cars zooming past KLCC. Imagine no more. This August, the 2015 GT City Grand Prix is coming to town, a 'street race' happening on our Kuala Lumpur Street Circuit. Starting outside the front doors of the Suria KLCC, the course for the KL City Grand Prix could not provide a better showcase of Kuala Lumpur. With exciting race categories as the on-track entertainment, the course alignment will provide a backdrop for global television through unmistakable landmarks such as the Petronas Towers and Menara KL.
|2015 GT City Grand Prix @ Kuala Lumpur Street Circuit|
Kuala Lumpur’s first ever FIA approved city street motor racing event will get even more exciting with the latest international series to sign up for this motoring extravaganza. The world renowned V8 Supercars will be a feature race at the KLCity Grand Prix for the next four years. In this inaugural year, the V8 will be staged as a competitive exhibition race featuring 5 top drivers from the series, Craig Lowndes, Scott McLaughlin, Chaz Mostert, Will Davison and Todd Kelly.
|The mandatory KLCC shot as seen from the streets below.|
As a curtain raiser, V8 Supercars will stage a five-car street exhibition at the inaugural KL City Grand Prix Circuit featuring Red Bull Racing Australia’s Craig Lowndes, Wilson Security Racing GRM's Scott McLaughlin, Prodrive Racing Australia’s Chaz Mostert, Erebus Motorsport’s Will Davison and Nissan Motorsport’s Todd Kelly on August 7-9, 2015. The August event is the test bed for future KL City Grands Prix with organisers to formalise the deal with V8 Supercars following its completion.
The KL City Grand Prix is staged in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, a 3.2km circuit with 16 corners that pass through the city’s most famous streets as well as iconic landmarks, including the Petronas Twin Towers.
|We were brought along the streets where the 2015 GT City Grand Prix circuit will be held|
In addition to this hallmark series from Australia, 2 other world renowned international motor racing series have also been lined up for the KL event, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and the Audi R8 LMS Cup.
The Audi R8 LMS Cup will see another racing series from the VW Group. This year, into its fourth season, fans at the KL City Grand Prix will see some exciting racing from the cars of the Four Circle marquee series. A most notable driver in this Series is Malaysia’s very own Alex Yoong, of the Audi TEDA Racing Team. He is also currently leading the pack after Round 2.
|Alex Yoong himself brought us around the circuit|
|Full of passion and excitement for the upcoming race|
KL City Grand Prix. A three day festival of super sports cars racing, on a 3.2 km circuit designed around the main streets around the KLCC area, to be held between 7th to 9th August 2015. The event is organized by GT Global Race (M) Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).
|As seen, barricades have already been set up around the street track|
While motor racing has been well established in Malaysia over the years, particularly in the specialty racing track in Sepang, the KL City Grand Prix will be the first ever world class car racing event to be staged in the city streets of Kuala Lumpur. Check out the promotional video embedded below.
Add to that, a mega carnival atmosphere created by an extravaganza of an entertaining concert, cultural and food village, as well as a series of other interactive supporting events, will see the KL City Grand Prix truly standing out as one of the hallmark events in Malaysia every year.
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Fast sweeping turn combinations and significant elevation change on Jalan Sultan Ismail, a tight run through Jalan Perak and significant overtaking opportunities such as the bottom of Jalan Ampang make the KL City Grand Prix Circuit not only exciting but FIA compliant, approved and safe.