Hot news received is 6th-8th December 2019 will see The Endurance World Championship (EWC) will be heading to Malaysia for the very first time, at Sepang International Circuit for the eight-hour race.
The announcement at the 2018 Suzuka 8 Hour race, the race will become the qualifying round for endurance racing’s most prestigious race, that will bring full-factory teams into action not once but twice a year to Asia. Traditionally held only in Suzuka Japan.
Sepang CEO Razlan Razali hinted that their new MotoGP team SIC Racing Team well join in the action line up on the grid, and also hope to attract top riders to race in the Sepang 8 Hours.”
An exciting new era for the FIM Endurance World Championship and Sepang as the qualifying race for Suzuka
The race will have the same format as the Suzuka 8 Hours, with a Superpole Top10 Trial and a finish after nightfall as Sepang has already upgraded the circuit with flood lights to cater for night racing. The Sepang 8 Hours will also be the first qualifying round for all the Southeast Asian and Japanese teams wishing to take part in the Suzuka 8 Hours. It means the finest Asian teams hoping to qualify for Suzuka will be on track in Malaysia together with the permanent FIM EWC teams, who will be invited to Sepang. The combination of Sepang and Suzuka, two iconic venues in Asia, will offer the FIM EWC bright new horizons.