Monday, June 22, 2009

Super GT Rd 4 in Sepang International Circuit

Pic 1: Start of Super GT Rd. 4

The Super GT round 4 in Sepang International Circuit was won by HASEMI TOMICA EBBRO GT-R driven by Ronnie Quintarelli and Hironobu Yasuda for their first victory of the season.

The HASEMI TOMICA EBBRO GT-R’s starting driver, Quintarelli, kept that lead to lap 30 before turning the wheel over to teammate Yasuda at the routine pit stop. Once Yasuda took over, he was never threatened for the lead, due in part to a furious battle for 2nd position raging behind him. Eventually, he ran on to victory with a big lead over the field.

In the GT300 class, the I.M JIHAN CO. LTD APPLE Shiden driven by Hiroki Katoh and Hiroki Yoshimoto staged an furious charge from the very back of the pack to win a stunning victory. It’s indeed an amazing feat to start at the tail end to become the podium winner!

Overall, I felt that the Super GT this year is not what like it used to be. There were little marketing and promotions done and the crowd peaked at only 30,000 people on raceday. This is a far cry from what it used to be. And if not for the free entries for those JDM owners who displayed their cars, school kids, corporate passes, free tickets, etc......the crowd would be even lesser.

I've been to every single Super GT round in Malaysia since it started in the year 2000 (minus year 2003 when the event was canceled due to SARS outbreak). I dare say that the enthusiasm has somewhat dwindled compared to when it first came here.

Did you say Race Queens? Yes of course they were there. Race Queens are afterall part of the race, and plays an important role to uplift atmosphere. But I do think the quality uhm...dropped year after year. :P

I will post more pics of cars and race queens later. Need time to choose and edit my 5,400 pics. Plus now also on the road due to work. :(


  1. Race queens quality dropped? Your expectation raise bro.... :D

  2. actually i agree that the quality dropped more and more compared to previous years. hope next year will be better.

  3. True EJ, I guess the some spectators are way hotter than the Race Queens :p

  4. nicwan8, really one bro. Standards have fallen.

    Philip, I hope so too.

    Fir, got some pics to back up that claim? :P

    Posted some pics here:-

  5. EJ,

    I'm waiting for the pics from my friend, will keep you in the loop huhuhu


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