Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Motorsport News: The second round of the 2016 Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) is this weekend - August 5th to the 7th.

This coming weekend - the 5th, 6th & 7th of August 2016 will be the second round of the 2016 Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) of races at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). The MCS has six races as well as free practice and qualifying sessions over the three-day period and tt will feature the prestigious Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, the Touring Car Series Asia (TCSA) and the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific one-make race. 

First race of the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific 2016 was over in Suzuka, Japan last March.

Aside from the supercars and other exotic stuff they have the local flavour that most may be able to relate with. There were two sprint races in the opening round in May, this weekend’s MCS will be a one-hour endurance challenge around the 5.543km track for both the Touring Production and Malaysia Touring Car championships.

Motorsport enthusiasts can catch all the action this weekend for free from the Main Grandstand. All one has to do is make it to Sepang this weekend from wherever you may be.


PRESS RELEASE

Malaysia Championship Series lines up action-packed programme for Round 2

SEPANG, 2 AUGUST 2016 - The 2016 Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) enters its second

round this weekend at Sepang International Circuit (SIC), offering a packed three-day

programme for racing fans including the opening races for the inaugural Formula 4 South East

Asia championship.

Covering six races as well as free practice and qualifying sessions over the three-day period,

Round 2 of the MCS will also feature the prestigious Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, the Touring Car

Series Asia (TCSA) and the exciting Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific one-make race.

After two sprint races in the opening round in May, this weekend’s MCS will be a one-hour

endurance challenge around the 5.543km track for both the Touring Production and Malaysia

Touring Car championships.

The Touring Production Championship is currently topped by Indonesia’s Fitra Eri while the

MTC championship is led by Eri’s Tedco Sakura Racing teammate, Mark Darwin of Malaysia.

Both drivers were in superb form in the opening round as they came out top in their respective

races.

“It will be a weekend packed with suspense and excitement, providing a thrilling and exhilarating

experience for any motor racing fan. Apart from catching top drivers from Malaysia and the

region in action, fans will get a glimpse of the future of motorsports in Asia through the newly-

introduced Formula 4 South East Asia championship,” said SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato’

Razlan Razali.

“In the MCS, it will be a different ball game altogether with Round 2 featuring an endurance

format. While both Fitra and Mark will undoubtedly be among the favourites, it could well be a

different story this weekend as plenty of things can happen in an endurance race,” he added.

Promoted by the Asian Autosport Action Group (Triple A) Sdn Bhd in partnership with the

Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship runs

as a talent development series under a format of one-team, one-make, one-data and one-cost.

It is designed as a cost-effective transition from karting to formula racing and is the first step on

an FIA-certified career ladder to F1, via F4, F3 and F2.



After an exciting Round 1 in Sepang last May, the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup returns for its

second round with a new entrant - PS Racing, which has entered a Ligier JS 53 for the LMP3

class. The extra entrant means that the event in Sepang will see at least six LMP3 cars, one CN

and four GT Cup cars. They will be taking to the track for two free practice sessions, two

qualifying sessions and two races.



Meanwhile, the Touring Car Series in Asia (TCSA) enters its second round in Sepang. Founded

on 2 January 2012 and fast growing as a popular series in the region and a major touring car

event in the Asian motorsports calendar, the series features renowned drivers from Asia, such

as Danny Stacy Chau, Ip Tak Meng, Jimmy Lee, Lo Ka Chun, Billy Lo, Man Ting Yu and lady

driver Hyemin Moon.



Also on the schedule is the 2016 Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific championship, Round 4 of a six-

leg championship. The exciting championship featuring the super high performing, reliable and

stylish 458 Challenge EVO held its season opener at the legendary Suzuka Circuit, Japan on

the first weekend of March before proceeding to Abu Dhabi in April and moving on to Shanghai

for a three-day spectacle on 10 to 12 June 2016.



Round 5 of the 2016 Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific will be held as a support race at the Formula

1 Singapore Grand Prix race in September and the final round will held in Fuji in October

alongside the World Endurance Championship race. The series will see its World Final held on

1 to 4 December at Daytona.



Fans can catch all the action this weekend for free from the Main Grandstand.



2016 MALAYSIA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES – ROUND 2

RACE PROGRAMME

Friday, 5 August 2016

0945 hrs – 1015 hrs F4 SEA Championship Free Practice

1030 hrs – 1115 hrs Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup Free Practice 1

1130 hrs – 1215 hrs Ferrari Challenge Free Practice 1

1230 hrs – 1300 hrs Touring Car Series Asia Free Practice

1415 hrs – 1445 hrs F4 SEA Championship Qualifying

1500 hrs – 1545 hrs Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup Free Practice 2

1600 hrs – 1645 hrs Ferrari Challenge Free Practice 2

1700 hrs – 1730 hrs Touring Car Series Asia Qualifying

1745 hrs – 1815 hrs F4 SEA Championship Race 1 (10 laps)



Saturday, 6 August 2016



0900 hrs – 0915 hrs Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup Qualifying 1

0920 hrs – 0935 hrs Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup Qualifying 2

1000 hrs – 1030 hrs F4 SEA Championship Race 2 (10 laps)

1055 hrs – 1125 hrs Touring Car Series Asia Race 1 (10 laps)

1140 hrs – 1210 hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Free Practice

1225 hrs – 1255 hrs Ferrari Challenge Qualifying 1

1310 hrs – 1340 hrs Malaysia Championship Series Free Practice

1415 hrs – 1520 hrs Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup Race 1 (1 hour plus leader)

1545 hrs – 1625 hrs Ferrari Challenge Race 1 (35 minutes plus leader)

1635 hrs – 1715 hrs F4 SEA Championship Race 3 (10 laps)

1730 hrs – 1800 hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Qualifying

1815 hrs – 1845 hrs Malaysia Championship Series Qualifying



Sunday, 7 August 2016

0830 hrs – 0900 hrs F4 SEA Championship Race 4 (10 laps)

0910 hrs – 0940 hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Race 1 (10 laps)

0955 hrs – 1025 hrs Ferrari Challenge Qualifying 2

1050 hrs – 1120 hrs Touring Car Series Asia Race 2 (10 laps)

1140 hrs – 1210 hrs Asia Classic Car Challenge Race 2 (10 laps)

1230 hrs – 1300 hrs F4 SEA Championship Race 5 (10 laps)

1325 hrs – 1405 hrs Ferrari Challenge Race 2 (35 minutes plus leader)

1430 hrs – 1535 hrs Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup Race 2 (1 hour plus leader)

1600 hrs – 1705 hrs Malaysian Championship Series Race (1 hour plus leader)

1730 hrs – 1800 hrs F4 SEA Championship Race 6 (8 laps)

ENDS

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