Sepang International Circuit will be close for three months to allow for resurfacing and upgrading works - the first since 2007. The project will involve the entire 5.54km of the world-class circuit, and is a mandatory requirement in ensuring that the Sepang track will continue to be homologated as FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grade A facility.
"The last five years have seen an average 98% usage of the track's availability throughout the year, from large international events all the way to private bookings," said Dato' Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of Sepang. "These events have taken the circuit to a whole new level of recognition, and in tandem with this, it is a must for SIC to continue providing the best experience and top levels of safety for all track users. Additionally, our efforts to develop motorsports in Malaysia further underline the need to maintain a top international class circuit in the country."
During the resurfacing and upgrading exercise, the track will be closed for all activities. The works include resurfacing the entire 5.54km track, repairing and upgrading of the drainage system, the kerbs and the run-off area tarmac, and also rebuilding the gravel bed area at Turn 1 and 15.
"We regret causing disappointment and inconvenience due to the closure of the circuit, and we thank all track users for their understanding. Like all facilities and especially circuits, maintenance works is a priority, and the resurfacing and upgrading works is necessary to ensure the continued availability of a track of the highest quality in Malaysia," added Razlan Razali.