Australia’s V8 Supercars announced plans to stage a championship round on the streets of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur for the next four years.
V8 SuperCars CEO James Warburton confirmed this week that a new agreement has been setup to headline the KL City Grand Prix from 2016 to 2019.
A deal will be finalised following an exhibition race at the inaugural event on August 7-9, featuring Craig Lowndes, Scott McLaughlin, Chaz Mostert, Will Davison and Todd Kelly.
If all goes well, the V8s will race alongside GT categories on the specially-designed 3.2km CBD circuit, which takes in iconic landmarks including the Petronas Towers, from next year.
“We are absolutely delighted to begin this partnership with the KL City Grand Prix and be the first international racing series to participate at this spectacular event,” Warburton said in a statement.
“With a TV audience of hundreds of millions worldwide, the KL City Grand Prix will be shining the spotlight squarely on the world’s best touring car championship in one of the world’s greatest cities.”