After 14 hours of racing, the final 4 hours in the Asian Le Mans Series will be run this weekend at Sepang in Malaysia.
None of the championships has been decided yet, and like always in Malaysia, the rain clouds are looming in the horizon.
There are a total of four tickets for this years 24 Hours of Le Mans to be handed out. The Champions in LMP2 and LMP3 will get once each, while top 2 in the GT category will also get a ticket.
FIST Team AAI has very good cards on their hands regarding those two tickets. They have been dominating in the GT Category this season, and only Tianshi Racing Team #66 with their Audi R8 LMS have the option to steal one of those tickets.
The LMP3 category is completely open, and the first four cars in the Championship have a chance to lift the big trophy.
KCMG #18 are currently leading, but only by one point to Jackie Chan DC Racing X JOTA #6, while Viper Niza Racing #65 and Taiwan Beer GH Motorsport #11 are 13 and 17 points behind the lead. With 26 points on offer this weekend, nothing has been decided here.
Jackie Chan DC X JOTA #8 has the upper hand in the LMP2 category. They won the first two races of the season, and finished second in Thailand three weeks ago. That race was won by the teammates in #7, but they no longer has a chance to “upset” their teammates in the Championship.
Only BBT #37 have the chance to steal the Championship from #8. They will however have to hope for #8 retiring from the race, since they have a total of 18 points to catch up. With only 6 cars in the LMP2 category, they will only be able to gain 16 points in case #37 wins the race and #8 finishes 6th. But nothing is decided before the final car has crossed the finishing line.
There has been a few driver changes for this weekend. Eurasia Motorsport #33 returns this weekend with Marko Asmer sharing the car with Nabil Jeffri and Jake Parsons.
FIST Team AAI has done some changes in their line-up too. Chaz Mostert will compete at the Bathurst 12 Hours this weekend, so he has to miss the finale in the BMW M6 GT3 #91, and will be replaced by Markus Palttala.
There are even more changes in their Ferrari 488 GT3 #90. Ollie Millroy will be the only remaining driver from the original lineup, while he will be joined by the two Thai drivers Sarun Serrthoranakul and Bhurit Bhirombhakdi.
The qualifying will be run on Saturday at 10.00 CET, while the race will be run on Sunday from 06.00 CET and for the next 4 hours. Both can be followed via live streaming on Asianlemansseries.com.