APLMS: Le Mans Series Race of Champions rescheduled

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2001) -- Malaysia's spectacular Sepang International Circuit is set to play host to the first major international sportscar race of 2002 with the Le Mans Series Race of Champions now...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2001) -- Malaysia's spectacular Sepang International Circuit is set to play host to the first major international sportscar race of 2002 with the Le Mans Series Race of Champions now scheduled for January 11-13. The event was rescheduled from its original date of Nov. 9-11 after the recent tragic events which took place in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Malaysian fans will get the opportunity to witness the stars and the cars of the American and European Le Mans Series twice during 2002. Sepang will not only open the 2002 season, it will also be the venue for the final race of the year. The scheduled 2002 Le Mans Series Race of Champions will be held Nov. 1-3. "We were disappointed to have to postpone the event from the original date, but considering the circumstances, all of our stakeholders agreed it was the right thing to do," said Scott Atherton, President and COO of the Panoz Motor Sports Group. "The Sepang circuit in Malaysia will make a great venue for our first race of the year and from what I hear, the local race fans are really looking forward to the event," he said. Event organizer Automobili Motorsports has maintained a heavy promotional schedule throughout Malaysia and has a spectacular week of activities planned during the race week, including a Le Mans 24 Hour-style street parade and two major concerts on the race weekend. "Everybody remains very positive about the raceand the response from our existing ticket holders have been very strong," said Automobili Motorsports Chairman, Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib. "Now that we have the new date finalized, we will be able to push our promotions into top gear. "Having two races in the one year is going to be fantastic for the local fans," he said. "Our local television programs kick off this weekend on TV3 and this will play a key role in further boosting interest."

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