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The race has come and gone, and despite a few hiccups along the way, the 2015 KL City Grand Prix will be giving Malaysians something to talk about for a while. With an estimated audience of 250,000 during the three days, the successful run of the inaugural KL City GP marks the start of a new annual event.

The race, run over a 3.2 km-long, 16-turn track that utilised five of the city’s major road, saw Naoki Yokomizu take first place in the main race. The Japanese driver won in his GTM class Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo LP620 while our very own Fairuz Fauzy, despite going through a harsh qualifying round, managed to finish second in a borrowed Lamborghini Huracan. Frank Yu, meanwhile, took third in his Ford GT3.

Todd Kelly, emerged winner in the final run of the V8 Supercars Street Challenge in his Nissan Teana, finishing a shade ahead of New Zealander Scott McLaughlin in his Volvo. Another Australian, Will Davison, took third in his Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

Race organiser GT Global Race said that despite some issues, it was happy with the the way the whole event ran. It added that preparations for next year’s edition will begin early to avoid problems similar to the one it faced this time round. In the meantime, here’s a photo gallery highlighting the action and activity from the KL GP.