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Nine Corners At Sepang Circuit Altered Ahead Of Malaysian Grand Prix

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 28 / 16

Nine corners at the Sepang circuit "have been renovated ahead of this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix," which organizers promise "will provide a new challenge for drivers," according to Nate Saunders of ESPN.com. Malaysia's race "dropped to the lower end of the calendar" for '16 after several ye...

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