The date for the 2015 edition of the Sepang 12 Hours has pushed back a week to 13 December.
Race Promoters SRO say that this “will give teams from the different series in Australasia and Europe the opportunity to thoroughly prepare the event.”
“Since the announcement last month that SRO will be partnering with SIC to co-promote and co-organise the 2015 edition of the Sepang 12 Hours, interest from teams and drivers across the globe has been strong”, says Benjamin Franassovici, Project Manager of the Sepang 12 Hours.
“Commitment to take part in this end-of-season challenge has not only come from teams and drivers in Asia but from Australia and Europe too. Taking this into account, it has been decided with SIC to push the date a week later, to 13 December, to facilitate the transportation of cars taking part in different series in Australasia and Europe.”
“We are very excited to say that the interest from GT (GT3/GTC/GT4) and Touring car teams has been above all expectations and we look forward to making the 2015 edition of the Sepang 12 Hours a great event, a true Asian equivalent of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. We are finalising the draft regulations this week, together with the entry forms for interested participants.”
The Gulf 12 Hours is yet to announce a 2015 date for their meeting at Yas Marina but the new Sepang date is the same weekend as the Abu Dhabi race in 2014. Benjamin told DSC today that he had been in contact with the organisers of the Abu Dhabi event “I thought it was the right thing to do to stay in contact, we want to be on good terms with Andrea and his team. They understood entirely the reason for the move.”
Just as significantly the race date sits just a week before the planned 2015 season finale for the shortened Asian Le Mans Series at Sepang .