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Sepang International Circuit (SIC)
Sepang tribune.jpg
Location Malaysia Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Time zone GMT +8
Broke ground 1998
Opened 1999
Architect Hermann Tilke
Major events FIA Formula One
Malaysian Grand Prix
FIM MotoGP
Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
A1 Grand Prix
Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia
SuperGT
Asian Touring Car Championship
FIA GP2 Asia Series
Sepang.svg
Length 5.543 km (3.44 mi)
Turns 15
Lap record 1:34.223 (Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya, BMWWilliamsF1, 2004)

The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) 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 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. It is also used as a venue for many other major motorsport events.

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History

The circuit was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke, who would subsequently design the new facilities in Shanghai, Bahrain and Turkey.

Layout

The main circuit, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.54 kilometres long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights.[1] 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 and is 2.71 kilometres long in total.

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. Also run clockwise, this circuit is 2.61 km in length.

Sepang International Circuit also features kart racing and motocross facilities.

Simulation / Video Game List

Simulation / Video Game Year Configuration
1999
F1 2009 2009 Check markY
MotoGP '08 2008 Check markY
MotoGP '07 2007 Check markY
rFactor 2005 Check markY
F1 Challenge '99-'02 2003 Check markY
Grand Prix 4 2002 Check markY
Racing Simulation 3 Check markY
F1 2002 Check markY
Grand Prix 3 2000 Season 2001 Check markY
F1 World Grand Prix 2000 Check markY
F1 Racing Championship Check markY
F1 2001 Check markY
Warm Up! 2000 Check markY
F1 2000 Check markY
Formula 1 '99 1999 Check markY
F1 World Grand Prix Check markY
Grand Prix 2 1995 Check markY

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 2°45′38″N 101°44′15″E / 2.76056°N 101.7375°E / 2.76056; 101.7375

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Sepang International Circuit (SIC)
File:Sepang
Location Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Time zone GMT +8
Broke ground 1998
Opened 1999
Architect Hermann Tilke
Major Events FIA Formula One
Malaysian Grand Prix
FIM MotoGP
Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
A1 Grand Prix
SuperGT
Asian Touring Car Championship
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Circuit Length 5.543 km (3.44 mi)
Turns 15
Lap Record 1:34.223 ( Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams-BMW, 2004)

The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is a racing circuit in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, about 60 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is the venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the Malaysian MotoGP. The circuit was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke.

Layout

The main circuit is 5.54 km long. It is raced in a clockwise direction. It is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights.[1] The layout is unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin corner.

The circuit may be set-up with other configurations. The north circuit is the first half of the main circuit. The course turns back towards the pit straight after turn 6 and is 2.71 km long.

The south circuit is the other half of the circuit. The back straight of the main circuit becomes the pit straight. It joins onto turn 8 of the main circuit to form a hairpin turn. This circuit is 2.61 km in length.

Sepang International Circuit also features kart racing and motocross facilities.

References

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Coordinates: 2°45′38″N 101°44′15″E / 2.76056°N 101.7375°E / 2.76056; 101.7375


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