I’m here at Sepang International Circuit now to catch the K4GP 24-hour endurance race. It’s a really interesting and cute race – think non-sanctioned club level race festival. Here’s a picture of me with a mascot from one of the teams:
Basically, each team is assigned a mascot that stands across the track (the cars are lined up on one side of the track) at the start. Upon GO!, the mascot has to run across the track to the cars and tear off this sticker (which was stuck onto the car prior to the start) before the driver can move off.
In case you find this guy familiar, he’s 2004 D1GP champion Ryuji Miki’s translator!