Yamaha Sepang Racing maintained the lead after the second qualifying session at the 8 Hours de Sepang, ahead of F.C.C. TSR Honda France and YART Yamaha. The Malaysian team will have to defend their pole position in this evening’s Top 10 Trial.
Yamaha Sepang Racing dominated the first qualifying session this morning at the Sepang International Circuit thanks to a magnificent lap – a 2:03.907 – by Franco Morbidelli. Yamaha Sepang Racing were quicker than F.C.C. TSR Honda France and YART Yamaha. The second qualifying takes place this afternoon in Malaysia.
F.C.C. TSR Honda France were quickest off the mark in the first private test on the Sepang International Circuit. The Japanese Honda team proved faster than Yamaha Sepang Racing and BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team.
The 1st edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang will receive widespread international TV coverage. Viewers on every continent will be able to watch the entire race live on Saturday 14 December. The 2nd round of the 2019-2020 FIM EWC coincides with the FIA/WTCR Oscaro season finale in a double-header in Malaysia.
Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman and Adam Norrodin will be at the start of the 8 Hours of Sepang. The two Malaysian stars will team up with Julien da Costa to fly the BMW Sepang Racing Team colours in the second round of the FIM Endurance World Championship in Malaysia on Saturday 14 December.
The maiden edition of the 8 Hours of Sepang on Saturday 14 December will be a key component of the “Races of Malaysia” two-and-four-wheel motorsport festival, with a double-header pairing the FIA WTCR/Oscaro and the FIM EWC for the first time in Asia.
The 8 Hours of Sepang – the 2nd round of the FIM Endurance World Championship – promises to be an action-packed and spectacular race, with a lot at stake and some top-quality teams competing at the Sepang International Circuit.
Spain’s JEG Racing Team, an FIM EWC newcomer, heads into the 8 Hours of Sepang with a very strong Franco-Japanese line-up. Takuya Tsuda will partner Gregory Leblanc and Naomichi Uramoto to ride the Suzuki 71 in Malaysia.