The entries for the Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20 keep getting announced.
It was announced earlier this rummer that Nielsen Racing would enter Tony Wells and Colin Noble in one of their Norma M30 LMP3 cars, while Rob Hodes and Garett Grist have just been announced in the second car. Both drivers arrive from United Autosports, where they share #23 in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. Grist has already participated in the Asian LMS, where he finished second in the Championship last year. Hodes and Grist will have a yet unnamed third driver in the car with them.
ACE1 Villorba Corse is a brand new team in the Asian series, but they had a taster of the European Le Mans Series earlier this year, participating in the Barcelona racee. Yuki Harata and Alessandro Bressan were driving the car back then, and they will return, with a yet unnamed third driver. The Italian team races a Ligier JS P3 in the LMP3 category.
Inter Europol Competition will run a total of three cars. Jakub Smiechowski has previously been announced in a Ligier JS P217, while the seat next to him in the #34 is still open. The Polish team will enter another LMP2 for Nathan Kumar and John Corbett. That car will run number 33. The defending LMP3 Champions will also bring a Ligier JS P3 LMP3 car for Martin Hippe and Nigel Moore. The duo are currently sitting second in the ELMS LMP3, equal on points with Eurointernational. They will run #13, which is their preferred number.
There will be an American entrant for thee Asian LMS too. Rick Ware Racing is a NASCAR team, but they want to give sportscar racing a shot with Cody Shane Ware and John Graham. That will be a totally new challenge for the team, but they will run a brand new Ligier JS P2 in the gentleman part of LMP2, which is for the older generation of cars.
The Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20 starts on 24 November in Shanghai.