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Monday, May 14, 2012

SUPER GT 2012 Round 3 Malaysia Launch

Cars. Who don't love em'? Men and women both love super cars. Last Saturday, I had the joy of seeing many different super cars parked along side each other outside Bangsar Village 2.

GTR? Checked.

Lamborghini? Checked.

Honda NSX? Checked.

Lotus? Checked.

There will a lot more super cars and some will be racing in the Sepang F1 Track. This is the SUPER GT 2012 Round 3 Malaysia. I was there for their launching officiated by JPM Motosport.

The kawaii Hannah Tan was the emcee of the launch.

After some brief introduction. Mr. JP Chin, the founder of JPM Motosport briefed us about what's in store for this year's SUPER GT.

"JPM Motorsport also announced their plan to support the Kids for Kids Charity Foundation, a foundation that focuses on children welfare by contributing RM50 of every SUPER GT tickets sold at RM100 (only at roadshows). The beneficiaries are Stepping Stones Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels and Agathian’s Shelter.

Speaking to the Participants of the Biggest Super and Performance car gathering, “You are encouraged to contribute RM200 in which RM100 of it will be channelled to the Kids for Kids Charity Foundation, while the balance will be given back to you in the form of preloaded Touch ‘n Go card. We hope this little gesture will go a long way for the kids in the foundation.”

SUPER GT this year will see the return of the much anticipated Biggest Super and Performance Car Gathering. “This year, we are looking at more entrants to break the record of previous year. With your support, we will surely achieve it!” furthered Mr JP Chin."

On that day itself, a lucky early bird SUPER GT 2012 ticket customer already won himself a LCD TV from the lucky draw. Every ticket purchased will stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes such as 50’’ TVs, Compact Cameras, DSLR, Samsung S2, Net Book, Anti Virus Product by AVIRA, GARMIN GPS, V Kool Tinting Services, Paint Shield Detailing and also motorcycles from NAZA.

This year SUPER GT Trophy was unveiled by Mr JP Chin, founder of JPM Motorsport, Mr TJ Chin, Managing Director of JPM Motorsport; Mr Yochiro Ueno, MD & CEO of Honda Malaysia and Mr David Tan, Managing Director of Tumasek Pewter. Hundred members from several car clubs were also present to witness the momentous event.

The prestigious trophy, sponsored by Tumasek Pewter, was presented to Mr JP Chin by Mr David Tan.

One of the highlights of this year’s SUPER GT Race will be an all-day Dance Competition by 40 dance teams from various colleges in Klang Valley and Penang to showcase their astound dance choreography. The top two teams will be battle on the center stage! The theme for the 9th June is ‘Street’, and the night will be filled by a Dance Party, where 10 professional dance crews will be showcasing their moves to the hypnotic beats live spin by hot Japanese DJ!

In tandem with the Super GT race, the AFFIN Bank Motorshow will be held with the participation of leading conglomerates such as Sime Darby Motors, NAZA World, Lamborghini and other major Japanese and Korean manufacturers like Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru and Hyundai, as well as aftermarket accessory makers like Motul, Denso, V Kool, Paint Shield, ENEOS, McKee Racing. Hence, visitors can expect the finest collection of vehicles from exotic makers such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Porsche, Mercedes Mclaren SLR to performance automakers such as Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford and even Land Rover, who provide alternatives for 4x4 lovers. Adding to the excitement; private owners will be displaying some of the rarest cars and bikes, like the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Morgan Aero Super Sport, 3 times Le Man Winner remake like the Ford GT40, the 2400cc Motor Cycle in the form of Triumph Rocket 3 and many more! Even some of the SUPER GT Race Cars will be on display, making it truly a heaven for automotive enthusiasts! To top it off, Ducati and Harley Davidson will be bringing in their best motorbikes to the show. The AFFIN Bank Motorshow is definitely the place to scratch your speed itch.

If racing and a spine-tingling selection of rare cars are not enough to quench the thirst for automotive entertainment, JPM Motorsport has lined up one more star attraction for motorsport fans. This time, with the support and help from all the car clubs, JPM Motorsport aimed to break the record created last year in the Malaysia Book of Records with the 2nd Edition of the Biggest Super and Performance Car Gathering! The objective is to gather more than 405 cars (2011 record)on the front straight of Sepang International Circuit (SIC), featuring cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, and other road-going variants of SUPER GT racing machines such as the Lexus SC430, Honda NSX, Nissan GTR and Mazda RX7. There’s already a surging interest with an expected crowd (of more than 5000 visitors) attending the SUPER GT Pit Walkabout which will happen simultaneously.

Whether you are there to admire the magnificent machines or the breathtaking ‘beautiful race queens’, or just to have a fun-filled day out with loved ones, the Super GT has something for everyone!

SUPER GT 2012 Round 3 Malaysia will kicked off on 9th June (Qualifying) and 10th June (Race Day). Grandstand tickets are priced at RM100 each, and can be bought online at or at any of the organised roadshows. Children under the age of 12 can enter for free. The Corporate Bulk Discounts are still available. For more information regarding this, call the respectively JPM representatives or visit

Every ticket purchased will stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes such as 50’’ TVs, Compact Cameras, DSLR, Samsung S2, Net Book, Anti Virus Product by AVIRA, GARMIN GPS, V Kool Tinting Services, Paint Shield Detailing and also motorcycles from NAZA.

Public do not need to worry about the traffic and where to park their car. In order to ease the commute for fans, Skybus will be providing shuttle services from KL Sentral to SIC (details can be found at

By the way. You'll be seeing SUPER GT Queens Toshimi and Lushan performing too during the race day. Here's a teaser of their unprepared performance.