Sepang chiefs looking for a new challenge

From 2009 onwards, the Sepang International Circuit looks set to host it s Formula 1 Grand Prix at night.

Malaysian Grand Prix officials have always been interested in the night race option, but did not want to commit to any plans until they had seen how successful this season s race was, and until they had talked to a few more people regarding the idea.

Last weekend s Malaysian Grand Prix was a success with more than 179,000 people attending the track over the three days. Officials have now confirmed that they are looking to turn the race into a night race, and are hoping that they can push the idea through as early as the 2009.

Talking to the New Strait Times newspaper, general manager Datuk Azmi Murad said, “After 10 successful years, we need a new challenge and this is the challenge we are looking for. Efforts will now be focused towards this. We will be starting to work on the night race and if all goes to plan, it will be next year.”