V8 supercars race before the iconic Petronas Twin Towers during the first Malaysia KL City Grand Prix race in Kuala Lumpur on August 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN / AFP / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

This year’s KL City 400 Supercar Extravaganza has been cancelled due to an ongoing legal dispute involving the Malaysian promoters of the event.

Supercars CEO James Warburton said: “We have been formally advised by the Malaysian promoter that due to ongoing legal action in Malaysia, to which we’re not a party, there is insufficient time to prepare the street circuit in Kuala Lumpur for the event on 12-14 August. The event has therefore been cancelled.

“We apologise to our fans for any inconvenience, but unfortunately this is a matter outside of our control. We explored a number of other options with the Malaysian promoter to ensure this year's race went ahead including moving the event to the Sepang International Circuit but this was simply not possible."

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