The entries for Asian Le Mans Series keep coming in.
ARC Bratislava will once again compete in the LMP2 championship, which the team won last season. Two out of three drivers remain the same. Team owner Miro Konopka will be joined by returning Kang Ling, and a newcomer Andreas Laskaratos. The Greek driver will drive a Ligier JS P2 for the first time, after competing in LMP3 class in European Le Mans Series earlier this year.
RLR MSport is another LMP2 team, coming up in their ORECA 05. John Farano will again be the pivotal point for the team, like in LMP3 in the ELMS 2018 and LMP2 in 2019, inclusive a participation at Le Mans. Farano will get Arjun Maini as a teammate, whom he’s known from this year’s LMP2, while New Zealander Andy Higgins is the new driver in the team, as well as a first timer in the LMP2 class.
In the GT category, Astro Veloce Motorsports comes with two BMW M6 GT3 cars. The Chinese team will have Jens Klingmann, Massimiliano (Max) Wiser and Aven Qi in one car, while Dennis Zhang and Michael Lu will drive the other one. So even though the team only competed a single season in BMW cars, they also get a little help from BMW.
D’Station Racing is a new team in the Asian series. The team has chosen an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 which will be driven by team owner Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii, and Ross Gunn. We know Hoshino from FIA WEC, where he has driven for Proton Competition Porsche, but with some unlucky results. But let’s hope he won’t have as much problem with a GT3 car as with a GTE.
In LMP3, we’ll see returning Viper Niza Racing. They enter with a Ligier JS P3, like they did in the previous seasons, with team owner Douglas Khoo and Dominic Ang behind the wheel. The Malaysian teammates also drove together in Asian LMS in 2017/18 season, as well as in Road to Le Mans in June 2019, as the warm-up race to the 24 Hours race at the same track.
There are two and a half weeks before the season opening of Asian Le Mans Series, so more announcements are expected to come in the coming days.