The Sepang International Circuit, about 45km from the heart of the city, will host the second edition of JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS) on Saturday and Sunday.
The qualification session was held here on Friday with Malaysia's Nabil Jeffri of Eurointernational clinching his first ever pole position.
The 18-year-old driver, nominated as the lead driver by Eurointernational, lived up to the expectations of his team by clinching the pole. He beat his closest rival Afiq Ikhwan Yazid by 0.009 seconds, in a session which saw some intense competition among the drivers.
Jeffri, who finished third last year with 186 points, would be keen to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Lucas Auer, last year's champion, to bring glory to his team.
Jeffri was elated with the pole position but remained cautious as he heads into the first race as the top five drivers are separated by about just one second over each other. “It's a very good qualifying and it's my first pole position ever. I am really happy” said a smiling Jeffri after the qualifying session.
Yazid, who represents Meritus GP, will start the race next to Jeffri and will have teammate Akash Nandy directly behind him in fourth.
India's Raj Bharath had to get reacquainted with the car during the qualifying after missing the practice session earlier in the day.
Vishnu Prasad, another Indian, will have it tougher, as he has never been to the Malaysian circuit before and had to get familiarised with the circuit during qualifying.
The starting grid (top five): 1. Nabil Jeffri, 2. Afiq Ikhwan Yazid, 3. Aston Hare, 4. Akash Nandy, 5. Irfan Illyas.