The Asian Le Mans Series has changed their plans for the upcoming 2021 season.
The previous schedule for the 2020/21 season was announced earlier in the year, but was a January-only edition, with races at Buriram and Sepang. Those plans have changed now, with the COVID-19 situation to blame.
The series has announced in a press release, that they have asked for clarification on potential restrictions in both Thailand and Malaysia in the coming months, but they haven’t got a definitive answer.
So the series has chosen to move the full season to Abu Dhabi, with two races expected to run between 4 and 6 February, while the two final races of the year to be run between 18 and 20 February. The final time table, and race dates, will be announced at a later stage.
They will run on two different layouts, and there will be day running, dusk running and full night time running.
By running the season in just two and a half weeks, the teams will only have to travel once, with the option to stay in the area between the two blocks of races.
The Asian Le Mans Series has had a huge upswing during the last few seasons, and the series aims at keeping that positive trend – but no doubt that the COVID-19 has put a huge bump on the road.
The first teams have started to confirm their participation in the upcoming season, with the biggest prize being the auto-entries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans later in the year.