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4 Hours of Sepang: Race Start Delayed After Major Thunderstorm Hits Circuit

Torrential rain and multiple lightning strikes

The 4 Hours of Sepang, round three of the 2019/20 Asian Le Mans Series has suffered a delay to the race start after torrential rain and a major electrical storm hit the circuit as the grid formed up for the planned 5 pm start.

Multiple lightning strikes knocked out broadcast and race control cameras and other communications systems and whilst the storm passed after some 45 minutes, there has been significant damage to some camera, broadcast, electrical and electronic systems.