Sepang International Circuit

Kuala Lumpa

Circuit Details

Location:
Kuala Lumpa
Type: 
Race
Turns: 
15
Direction: 
Clockwise
Capacity: 
133,000
Established: 
7 March, 1999 (All day)
Designer: 
Hermann Tilke

Sepang History
 

The circuit was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke, who would subsequently design the new facilities in Shanghai, Bahrain, Turkey, Valencia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Korea, India and Austin, TX.

The circuit was officially inaugurated by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Doktor Mahathir Bin Mohamad. He subsequently went on to inaugurate the first Moto GP Malaysian Grand Prix on 20 April 1999 and the first Formula One Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix on 17 October 1999.

On October 23, 2011, on the second lap of the MotoGP Shell Advance Malaysian Grand Prix, the Italian motorcycle racer Marco Simoncelli died following a crash in turn 11 on Lap 2, resulting in an abandonment of the race.


Source: Wikipedia