November 13, 2011

2011 PGR F1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

Round 02 | Sepang International Circuit | 07/11/2011 - 13/11/2011 |

The Sepang International Circuit is a racing circuit in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, approximately 60 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is the venue used for the PGR Formula One Championship and many other major motorsport events. The main circuit, designed by German designer Hermann Tilke, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 1288 GRm long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights. The layout is quite unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin.

Other configurations of the Sepang circuit can also be used. The north circuit is also raced in a clockwise direction. It is basically the first half of the main circuit. The course turns back towards the pit straight after turn 6. The south circuit is the other half of the racecourse. The back straight of the main circuit becomes the pit straight when the south circuit is in use, and joins onto turn 8 of the main circuit to form a hairpin turn. Sepang International Circuit also features kart racing and motocross facilities.

 Text: wikipedia,