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By now everyone would have heard about “the race” that happened in the KL city centre. The inaugural KL City Grand Prix happened over the weekend in the Golden Triangle, with various types of race cars zooming around a 3.2 km temporary street circuit that passes some of KL’s most famous roads.

Race organiser GT Global Race’s president and CEO M. Arrasu said that spectator attendance was significantly higher that what was predicted, with a crowd of about 250,000 reportedly present. He said that preparations for next year’s race will commence early to manage the expectation of all stakeholders.

But the “keys” to the event is held by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur. DBKL needs to quickly conduct a post-mortem to start discussions on whether the KL City GP can return for next year, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

“To host the race, a number of major roads in KL need to be closed temporarily and therefore, DBKL’s consultation and approval are needed. The Ministry approved the race that was hosted in the country for the first time since the cost, safety and responsibilities were handled by an experienced organiser along with DBKL’s approval,” he told reporters.

KL City GP’s flagship GT Cup race saw plenty of good racing and drama, with Malaysia’s Fairuz Fauzy storming through the field from last on the grid to finish second behind runaway leader Naoki Yokomizo and his pink Lamborghini.

The Australian V8 Supercars were also in town for a demo run – the Holden Commodore VF, Ford Falcon FG, Nismo Nissan Altima, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Volvo S60 Polestar will be back next year for a full championship round.