Malaysia eyes night race for 2009

Tue, 22 January 2008, 02:26

March’s Malaysian grand prix is likely to be the last race at the Sepang circuit to be held in sunlight.

The chairman of the circuit located outside Kuala-Lumpur told the local newspaper New Straits Times on Tuesday that he is investigating the possibility of a floodlit night race for 2009.

“Our target is to have the race at night next year and the same consultants who are doing the lighting for the Singapore grand prix are advising us on our lighting system,” said Mokhzani Mahathir.

He explained that, as Sepang is a permanent venue, the lighting system required would be different to Singapore’s street circuit, which in September will host F1’s first ever night race.

“We are still studying all the factors involved,” Mokhzani added.

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