SRO confirms Motul Sepang 12 Hours format

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– 18th edition features continuity and evolution
– Motul extends title sponsorship deal
– Pirelli confirmed as official tyre supplier
– Intercontinental GT Challenge finale scheduled for December 7-10

This year’s Motul Sepang 12 Hours – the final round of 2017’s Intercontinental GT Challenge – will feature a mix of continuity and evolution on December 7-10.


SRO Motorsports Group’s 25 years of experience has been evident at the event since the company took over its organisation in 2015. And that same expertise will help ensure this season’s Intercontinental GT Challenge finale is even more inclusive for teams, manufacturers and drivers competing across the GT3 and GT4 spectrums.

Following its first season as the event’s title sponsor in 2016, and an additional agreement for Blancpain GT Series Asia’s inaugural campaign, performance oil specialist Motul has extended its Sepang 12 Hours deal into a second year.

Claire Lim, Chief Marketing Officer, High-Tech Lubricants AP Pte Ltd: « The spirit of endurance racing has always been synonymous with our values at Motul – to constantly push ourselves to the limits and discover what we’re truly capable of. In addition to our collaborations with several endurance racing teams and competitions around the world, renewing our partnership with SRO into 2017 for the Sepang 12 Hours reinforces our commitment to endurance racing. »

Another prominent name joining this season’s Motul Sepang 12 Hours is Pirelli, which has become a cornerstone of SRO’s global GT racing activities in recent years. Pirelli tyres provide a vital known parameter within SRO’s trusted GT3 and GT4 Balance of Performance (BoP) regulations, allowing cars of all shapes and sizes to compete on equal terms.

Teams racing in SRO-governed championships around the world, including across Asia for the first time this season, can also take advantage of their own Pirelli data rather than having to potentially play catch-up over the course of Sepang’s race weekend, while all four rounds of the Intercontinental GT Challenge will be exclusively run on P ZERO rubber for the first time.

Matteo Braga, Pirelli Circuit Activity Manager: “It’s a pleasure for us to equip all the cars for Sepang, as this means – for the first time – that we will be supplying the entire Intercontinental series, showcasing our product together with the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world throughout a variety of different territories and conditions. Despite this, in keeping with our philosophy applied to the Blancpain GT Series, we supply exactly the same tyre. As has been proved from our previous GT experience, this enables drivers and cars of all types to maximise their potential; even in the famously harsh weather and track conditions of Sepang.