Published on March 14th, 2023 | by Hammer0
Viper Niza Ready For WIN At 2023 Sepang 12 Hours Race
Yes, the Sepang 12 Hours race is back and in full force with Motul lubricants as the title sponsor and we have Malaysia’s Viper Niza Racing Team gunning for a podium.
This established tea, will be tackling the revived Motul Sepang 12 Hours race this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit with a line-up of experienced drivers as well as a brand new car led by Team Principal and driver Douglas Khoo, Dominic Ang and Jazeman Jaafar in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
All three members of the team are very familiar with the Sepang 12 hours as Ang is a two-time overall winner while Khoo has two podium finishes and Jazeman currently still holds the record for being the youngest ever driver (age 14) to compete in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race in 2007 before it was rebranded in 2014.
Moreover, the Sepang 12 Hours race this weekend will also mark the first time, since the Viper Niza Racing Team took delivery of the race car in September last year,that the brand new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 car will be tested in an 8-hour endurance race since the Sepang 12 hours race is actually an 8-hour race.
So far, the Viper Niza Racing Team has participated in a sprint race in conjunction with the Singapore F1 Grand Prix, four 1-hour races in the Thailand Super Series, and one 4-hour race at the Asian Le Mans Series in Dubai.
The team’s best result with the new car so far has been 8th overall and 6th in class at the Thailand Super Series.
While these numbers may not seem very impressive, one must keep in mind, this is no amateur circuit and the team is competing against the best of the best.
To make matters worse for the Viper Niza Racing Team, last month, the car was hit from behind which had caused extensive chassis damage requiring the car to be rebuilt.