The inaugural Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix held from 7-9 August whetted the appetite of motorsports fans in the country by transforming the KL city centre into a virtual hot bed of racing. Throughout the three-day event, the KL City GP enthralled fans with high-octane action as the world’s fastest machines laid rubber on the 3.2km street circuit.
For fans, the KL City GP provided a grand spectacle as it joins an illustrious group of cities who have transformed themselves into world class racing venues. If you’re in the mood for more street racing action, rest assured these top notch events will more than sort you out before the end of the year.
Marina Bay Circuit
Singapore F1 GP
18-20 September 2015
The world's first and only Formula 1 night race, the Singapore F1 GP is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of any Formula 1 season. With a challenging 5.1km circuit carved out of the iconic Marina Bay Area, the Formula 1 will not only test the mettle of drivers but it also stands as one of the most visually stunning races in motorsports, especially as it boasts the backdrop of one of the world's most impressive cities. Ever since the first race flagged off in 2008, the Singapore F1 GP has remained one of the most entertaining races on the motorsport calendar due to its renowned after-race parties and concerts held within the circuit limits.
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600
23-25 October 2015
A mainstay race of the highly popular Australia V8 Supercar series, the tight and twisty Surfers Paradise Street Circuit boasts impressive views from nearby buildings. Nestled in south east Queensland, the 4.47 kilometre circuit has existed since the mid-1960s and has been the venue for competitive races such as Champ Car, Indy Car and A1GP. Nowadays, the circuit is exclusively known for V8 Supercars and delivering non-stop action packed racing by day and lively entertainment by night.
Macau Grand Prix
19-22 November 2015
Known amongst racing fans as the Monaco of the East, the Macao Grand Prix is one of Asia’s most prominent and historically significant races. Held since 1954, the race is a permanent fixture on the Asian motorsport calendar and has seen some of the sport’s biggest names the likes of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher race on the 6.1km Guia Street Circuit. The Macau GP hosts a number of races each year including the TCR International series, FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and FIA GT World Cup.
Formula E Putrajaya ePrix
07 November 2015
Kuala Lumpur once again welcomes the fastest racing cars, this time of the electric variety, in the second edition of the Formula E season. The make-shift circuit built around the Federal Administrative Capital of Malaysia will see the world’s fastest all-electric cars snake around the 2.5km circuit. In addition to seeing the extremely efficient and green electric motors take to the streets, the Malaysian Formula-E round also offers some of the best views with grand buildings and lakes that surround Persiaran Perdana.