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Monday, July 4, 2011

Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix - Malaysia

Circuit info

Length: 5.548 m. / 3,447 miles

Width: 25m

Left corners: 5

Right corners: 10

Longest straight: 920 m. / 0,572 miles

Constructed: 1998

Modified:

Introduction:

Specifically built for speed and exciting racing, the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia is one of the world’s best. The 2,300 acre complex which also houses a hotel, shopping centre, golf course and other sports facilities cost around £50m to construct and was built in just 14 months, holding its first Grand Prix in April 1999 and setting the standard for race circuits worldwide.

With four slow corners following two long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners, the wide track is particularly favourable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle. One of the longest laps in MotoGP is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity. Sepang is located around 50km south of Kuala Lumpur city.

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