The GT Motor Sport action continues with the Sepang 12 Hours, the last of the Endurance races this season. Next year it will join contests in Belgium, the United States and Australia to form the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
Clearwater Racing, Bentley M-Sport and Ferrari have confirmed their marquee line-ups, making this year’s race one of the deepest and most exciting editions, and you can enjoy the action when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the event to a mobile device with a Free trial.
2016 Sepang 12 Hours Preview
The Sepang 12 Hours Endurance race is held annually at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. It was first conducted in 2000 and was known as the Malaysia Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race with the name change occurring last year. In the early years, the race was dominated by the locals, but that all changed in 2008 with the Singapore based Team Porsche Club Singapore raising the checkered flag. Since then, only one Malaysian team has won the race, led by Tunku Hammam who recorded his second victory in the event.
Ferrari have won the past two editions of the Sepang 12 hours and look well placed to do it again courtesy of Clearwater Racing, who have been the team behind Ferrari’s two victories in the event. It should be a fascinating contest, and perhaps the most intriguing story line involves Belgian driver Laurens Vanthoor, who is back behind the wheel after a layoff from an injury sustained from a crash at Misano, which saw him fracture his hip and leg. He will drive with Stephane Ortelli, with those two combining to win the 2013 FIA GT Series Title.
The Sepang 12 Hours has joined with the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour (Australia), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 8 Hours (USA) and Total 24 Hours of Spa (Belgium) to form the first-ever global GT3 series, and be named the Intercontinental GT Challenge. The race has also been kind to Australians in recent times, with two Aussies a part of team’s winning the race, the latest when Craig Baird led Clearwater to the first of their successive wins in 2013.
When: Saturday Dec 10 – Sunday Dec 11
Where: Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
Sepang 12 Hours Live TV
Saturday 10 December
10:30 pm to 3:30 am (Fox Sports 5)
Sepang 12 Hours Replay
Tuesday 13 December
10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Fox Sports 5)
**Shown as Sydney time (AEDT), adjust for regional differences, Sepang 12 Hours on Free to Air not available in Australia.
Sepang 12 Hours Live Streaming and a Free Trial
This year’s Sepang 12 Hours is not on Free to Air in Australia, but Fox Sports 5 will provide the most complete Live coverage of this exciting endurance race, including mobile options for those who find them more convenient.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will telecast this must see motor sport action and other popular sports online*, as well as offering live Sepang 12 Hours streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within just minutes of getting started.
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Australia : 3-4 February 2017 – Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours
Belgium : 28–29 July 2017 – Total 24 Hours of Spa
California: 14-15 October 2017 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (8 Hours)
Malaysia : 9-10 December 2017 – Sepang 12 Hours