The 2015 Asia Classic Car Challenge kicks off this weekend at Sepang International Circuit. This year the ACCC will contest 10 Rounds, over four weekends. The reduction in weekends is due to the move of the MMER weekend to December, however, the same number of races with be held this season as we have introduced an even more challenging and enjoyable weekend schedule for the season.
The first two weekends of the season (MCS 2 and MCS 3) will feature official practice, qualifying, and TWO races on the full circuit per weekend, whilst the second half of the season (MCS 4, MCS 5) will feature the same practice and qualifying, but will host THREE races per weekend. This will give 10 races for the season. It’s a change in format, but one which was successfully trialed last year when we had to replace a rained out round and ran three races on the final weekend. The three race programme was extremely exciting and provided the teams with an additional challenge for the two-day schedule.
This year the ACCC is excited to welcome new teams and drivers from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia which shows the growing Asia Pacific regional reach of the series. We already have a multitude of manufacturers represented for the 2015 season, including Lola, Westfield, BMW, Porsche, Datsun, TVR, Caterham, Mini, Honda, Toyota, Lotus, Sienna Countach, Silvia Phoenix, Ferrari and more.
With the season opener at Sepang on 24th-26th April we are expecting another spectacular start to the season with around 20 cars confirmed for the weekend Unfortunately, several of cars will miss the first weekend having been delayed in transit from Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, however this means our grid numbers will grow even stronger in the forthcoming rounds.
The series is pleased to welcome Asia Motorsport Development (AMD), the publisher of PitTalkAsia.com, as our Official Media Partner. With the help of AMD the series has launched a new website www.asiaclassiccarchallenge.com plus Facebook page for 2015, both of which will be regularly updated with new content as the throughout the season, to further improve our visibility and promotional reach.
Now in its 14th season at Sepang International Circuit, the ACCC has cemented it’s position as the premier Classic Car racing series in Asia and we are looking forward to another great year of racing across all categories.