WTCR Race of Malaysia 2019

WTCR Race of Malaysia 2019 - 13-15/12/2019

THE CHALLENGE
Home of the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix from 1999-2017, the Sepang International Circuit hosts the 2019 WTCR / OSCARO super-finale as part of the Races of Malaysia double-header with the FIM Endurance World Championship for motorbikes. The event will run to a unique format with all three races taking place on the same day in late afternoon, at dusk and at night under floodlights. Sepang’s 5.543-kilometre lap features two long straights to aid overtaking, plus a variety of medium and high-speed corners. And with the track untried by the bulk of the drivers an exciting spectacle is in store.

FROM BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH GABRIELE TARQUINI
Ahead of his final race as WTCR / OSCARO title holder, this is what the BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse driver has had to say about the Sepang International Circuit. “We had a short run at the beginning of the season just to discover the track and I’m very pleased with what I experienced. The track size and the design are very nice and the race will be very exciting because it’s very wide with long straights. For sure there will be big fights, big overtaking places and the races will be very nice to see.”

KEY TIMINGS

Monday 9 December
Wildcard testing: 19h00-22h00

Tuesday 10 December
Wildcard testing: 09h00-11h00
Kuala Lumpur driving parade and promotional activities: 16h00-21h00

Thursday 12 December
Pre-event press conference: 17h00 (Media Centre, Sepang International Circuit)

Friday 13 December
Free Practice 1: 10h00-10h45
Free Practice 2: 12h45-13h15
First Qualifying: 15h15-15h45
First Qualifying DHL Media Zone: 15h45 estimated (South Paddock pitlane)
Second Qualifying Q1: 19h30-19h50
Second Qualifying Q2: 20h00-20h10
Second Qualifying Q3: 20h20 (first car starts top five DHL Pole Position shootout)
Second Qualifying DHL Media Zone: 20h20 estimated (South Paddock pitlane)
Post-Qualifying press conference: 20h45 estimated (Media Centre)

Saturday 14 December
WTCR promotional activities TBC: 10h00-21h00 (South Paddock)
FIM EWC 8 Hours of Sepang: 13h00-21h00

Sunday 15 December
Pitwalk/Autograph session: 12h00-12h45 (South Paddock)
Race 1: 15h15 (9 laps)
Race 1 podium: 15h55 estimated
Race 1 press conference: 16h05 estimated (Media Centre)
Race 2: 18h15 (9 laps)
Race 2 podium: 18h55 estimated
Race 3: 20h10 (12 laps)
Race 3 podium: 20h50 estimated
Race 3 press conference: 21h05 estimated (Media Centre)

*All timings are local (GMT +8 hours) and subject to change

Track essentials
Location: Jalan Pekeliling, 64000 KLIA, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Website: Sepangcircuit.com
Length: 5.543 kilometres
Race 1 distance: 9 laps (49.887 kilometres)
Race 2 distance: 9 laps (49.887 kilometres)
Race 3 distance: 12 laps (66.516 kilometres)
Best laps
WTCR lap record (qualifying): To be established
TCR car lap record (qualifying): Roberto Colciago (Honda Civic Type R TCR) 2m15.021s, 30/09/16
WTCR lap record (race): To be established
TCR car lap record (race): Diego Moran (Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR) 2m16.672s, 07/04/19
More details
Time zone: GMT +8 hours
Fly to: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (12.6 kilometres)
Stay: Kuala Lumpur or Sepang
13/12/2019 - 10:00
13/12/2019 - 12:45
13/12/2019 - 15:15
13/12/2019 - 19:30
13/12/2019 - 20:00
13/12/2019 - 20:20
15/12/2019 - 15:15
15/12/2019 - 15:15
15/12/2019 - 18:15
15/12/2019 - 18:15
15/12/2019 - 20:10
15/12/2019 - 20:10
13/12/2019 - 11:49
13/12/2019 - 11:50
13/12/2019 - 11:51
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13/12/2019 - 11:53
13/12/2019 - 11:54
13/12/2019 - 11:55
14/12/2019 - 08:02
14/12/2019 - 08:02
14/12/2019 - 08:03
14/12/2019 - 08:03
14/12/2019 - 08:04
15/12/2019 - 08:00
16/12/2019 - 08:28
16/12/2019 - 08:29
16/12/2019 - 08:30
16/12/2019 - 08:30
16/12/2019 - 08:31
16/12/2019 - 08:32
16/12/2019 - 08:33
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