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GRID Autosport Location Spotlight: Sepang

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Built in 1999 and located in Malaysia, the Sepang International Circuit has hosted a variety of major motorsport events, most notably the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix which has taken place every year since its opening.

The primary route consists of 15 turns and 8 straights with plenty of overtaking opportunities along the 5.543km of track, so it should definitely make for some great racing in GRID Autosport.

Now for some science; the track surface was built using a specially formulated bitumen compound, a mixture of hydrocarbons that are obtained during the distillation of petroleum. This special compound is not only incredibly smooth but it also helps protect against the tropical Malaysian climate.

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ahh yes Kuala Lumpur or as I love to call it Swampa Lumpur :p because more often than not it rains when I race there and rains heavily too not every time but a lot of my races there tend to be wet

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Surely the racing season there doesn't coincide with the monsoon season, or does it?

Frank

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Looked up some climate data, and KL gets about 8 feet of rain per year, average.  Pretty wet for racing, I reckon.  Around here we get 12-13 feet per year, average.  Rain tires, anyone?

Frank

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RubyRuby said:
Looked up some climate data, and KL gets about 8 feet of rain per year, average.  Pretty wet for racing, I reckon.  Around here we get 12-13 feet per year, average.  Rain tires, anyone?

Frank
well I don't think weather is in the game so I don't think they'll be needed but I've found that it rains a lot there when I'm doing my F1 races there on the F1 games you normally get at least 1 wet session per race weekend there  or I do anyway Not complaining about it as I find the track fun to drive in any condition

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When ever someone mentions a rainy F1 race, I can't help but think of the real life rainy footage of F1 at Spa, 1966 season I think, that Frankenheimer got in his movie Grand Prix.  Great stuff.

Frank

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RubyRuby said:
When ever someone mentions a rainy F1 race, I can't help but think of the real life rainy footage of F1 at Spa, 1966 season I think, that Frankenheimer got in his movie Grand Prix.  Great stuff.

Frank
I tend to think back to the wet race at Spa when Schumacher crashed into Coulthard

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