The Asian Le Mans Series will visit Thailand and the Buriram circuit this weekend.
Round 3 of the 2017/18 Championship is the longest race of the season, with 6 hours to be run, and that isn’t the only special thing about this event. The race will be run on Saturday since it’s Childrens Day in Thailand, which is a holiday, so the whole family has the opportunity to visit the event. That gave a good crowd at the race in 2017, so the organizers hope to repeat that this year.
There will be a couple of new teams competing this weekend.
Only a few days ago, we wrote about the change of the Jackie Chan DC Racing X JOTA #7 driver line-up, but there will be a Porsche team attending the race too.
Team NZ will enter a Porsche 997 GT3, driven by Graeme Dowsett and John Curran plus Will Bamber. Will is the younger brother of the double 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Earl, but he has primarily raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, where he finished third in the Championship in 2017.
ARC Bratislava #4 will replace Rik Breukers, since he will be driving in the Dubai 24 Hours. Gustavo Yacaman will take his seat in the Ligier JS P2 and race together with Miro Konopka and Konstantins Calko in the bright yellow car. Yacaman have a great experience with LMP2 cars, from both the FIA WEC and the IMSA series. Yacaman is actually arriving directly from the ROAR test at Daytona ahead of the 24 hours race, which will open the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season later this month.
The race will start Saturday at 06.00 CET, and can be followed via YouTube live video stream.