New teams and name changes in Asian LMS

More and more teams are announcing their plans for the Asian Le Mans Series  2019/20.

Eurasia Motorsport enters two cars. Aidan Read and Nick Foster will race one of the Ligier JS P217 cars, under Eurasia Motorsport banner. The pair will be joined by a yet unnamed third driver.

The second Ligier will be running under the Eurasia Racing New Zealand name with Nobu Yamanaka, Daniel Gaunt, Masataka Yanagida and Nick Cassidy behind the wheel. Cassidy won’t be doing the opening race in Shanghai, so he will be replaced by Yanagida. Yanagida will not be making the trips to Australia or Thailand, but will be back at the finale in Sepang, where he will replace Yamanaka.

Both cars will participate in the LMP2 Pro category, where the teams are allowed to use the current version of LMP2 cars. The team has previously raced in both LMP2 and LMP3 in the series.

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Graphics: HubAuto Corsa

HubAuto Corsa is a brand new team in the Asian Le Mans Series. The Taiwanese team will run in a Ferrari 488 GT3, where team principal Morris Chen will be joined by Marcos Gomes and Ferrari works driver Davide Rigon.

Carlin will pack their Dallara P217 LMP2 car in a container, as soon as the European Le Mans Series season ends this weekend. Jack Manchester is the first confirmed driver with the team, where he will be hunting a Le Mans ticket for 2020. Manchester had a huge crash at Silverstone in August, and had to skip the Spa Francorchamps round, but is back on track this weekend in the ELMS finale in Portimao.

The Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20 starts on 24 November at Shanghai International Circuit.

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