Johor Circuit

Johor Circuit is the motorsport race track in Johor, Malaysia. It was the first motosport track in Malaysia located in Pasir Gudang.

History

The construction of the circuit began in 1985 and was officially opened on 1986 by Sultan Iskandar.[1] In 1998, it underwent another development. In 2015, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail announced that the circuit would be redeveloped. In 2016, the new design plan was presented with a cost of US$800 million.[2]

Events

The circuit hosted the Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix back in 1998,[3] as well as two races of the Superbike World Championship in 1992 and 1993.

The Asian Festival of Speed, comprising the Asian Touring Car Championship and the Asian Formula 2000 series, used to host its events at Johor Circuit in the early 2000s.[4] In 2003, Asian Formula 2000 was replaced by Formula BMW Asia[5] and is joined by Porsche Carrera Cup Asia for the event.[6]

Lap records

The official race lap records at the Johor Circuit are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit (1986–2015): 3.860 km
500cc 1:29.636 Mick Doohan Honda NSR500 1998 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
World SBK 1:30.450[7] Scott Russell Kawasaki ZXR-750 1993 Johor World SBK round
250cc 1:30.897 Valentino Rossi Aprilia RS250 1998 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
Asia Supersports 600 1:32.021[8] Decha Kraisart Yamaha YZF-R6 2017 Johor ARRC round
125cc 1:34.782 Masao Azuma Honda RS125 1998 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix
Asia Productions 250 1:42.849[9] Rheza Danica Ahrens Honda CBR250RR 2017 Johor ARRC round
Asia Dream Cup 1:51.145[10] Md Harith Farhan Honda CBR250R 2016 Johor ARRC round
Asia Underbone 150 1:49.294[11] Wahyu Aji Trilaksana Yamaha T-150 2017 Johor ARRC round

See also

References

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