19th February 2011

The Super GT 2011 Series is all set to woo Malaysian fans for the 11th year as they announce the appointment of JP Performance Motorsport Sdn Bhd (JPM) during a signing ceremony with GTA Company Limited at Hotel Equatorial in Kuala Lumpur today.

The illustrious motorsport event will be held at the Sepang International Circuit from June 18-19.

JPM Motorsport has been awarded the rights by the GTA for the 2011 and 2012 editions. The baton was passed on to JPM to carry the Super GT tradition in Malaysia with hopes of producing an even more electrifying event.

"Super GT is the fastest Super Grand Touring car race in the world and it will be an honour to host it. SIC has been doing an excellent job before this and with their assistance we hope to make this year’s event another major success in the Malaysian racing calendar,” said JPM Founder Chin Jit Pyng.

As an established branded event, Super GT has been in Malaysia for the past 10 years with its own following and is the only round to be held out of Japan. JPM has taken on the challenge of organising the Super GT series as a commercial venture and aims to present the fans with the finer sides of this coveted event. "This is a golden opportunity that we must capitalise on as the Super GT itself is very unique in its own way. We welcome funding and support of any sort," Chin continued.

Motorsport fans can look forward to seeing the biggest number of brands participating the Super GT race; from the three major Japanese manufacturers of Honda, Toyota/Lexus and Nissan in the GT500 class, to the privateers using Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Mosler, Corvette, Subaru and many more in the GT300 class.

"Besides the hot action on and off the track, this time around the goal is also to give back to the fans," according to Chin.

For the first time in the Malaysian Super GT history, JPM will also be introducing several corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including cultural exchange programmes between the two nations, blood donation drive, and a road safety campaign.

The Sepang International Circuit will also be transformed into a carnival city filled with stalls and booths where race-goers will be able to eat, shop, and play while experiencing the heat of excitement from the Super GT.

Other side activities include the GT Queen Pageant, Anime costume competition, car clubs gathering, and mini concerts among others.

With all the promotional activities scheduled, getting admission to the event will be easy as there will be ticketing agents available throughout the Klang Valley and nation.

“We will also be having offers for regional fans to enjoy the Super GT, which includes reaching out to Singaporeans, Thais and Indonesians thus also promoting tourism for the country,” said Chin.

Also present at the signing ceremony was GTA Chairman Masaaki Bandoh.

“With the additional campaigns in store, it is clear the organisers do not only want the boyfriends, husbands and fathers to enjoy the race but the rest of the family members as well,” said Bandoh.

Present on behalf of SIC was CEO Razlan Razali, while Melvin Choo represented Team Thunder Asia / GT300. Also attended to witness the ceremony was several reputable corporations.