It’s a sunny Super GT race day in Sepang today, and from our vantage point in the paddock, the grandstand looks very empty. But as with all races in Malaysia, fans will only start rushing in when the main event nears, and in this case it’s at 3pm.

For now, it’s the Circuit Safari where spectators in Cityliner buses take to the track with the GT cars “racing” around them. After this is Race 2 of the Scirocco Cup China 2010 which colleague Harvinder is covering.

For the main GT500 race later, the Calsonic Impul GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda, Ronnie Quintarelli) is on pole position, and joining the blue Nissan on the front row is the bright orange ARTA HSV-010 GT (Ralph Firman, Yuji Ide). Lining up third is famous Motul Autech GT-R (Satoshi Motoyama, Benoit Treluyer) while the Eneos SC430 (Daisuke Ito, Bjorn Wirdheim) is the best placed Lexus car.

As predicted by both drivers Andre Lotterer and Juichi Wakisaka in our interview with them on Friday, the championship leading Lexus Team Petronas Tom’s isn’t among the front runners – with the highest weight penalty in the grid, they qualified tenth.

The distant sky looks a little dark, could rain be coming? More updates coming your way later! Look after the jump for a few photos from Saturday.

GALLERY: Super GT Sepang by Nasruddin H.T. Productions
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