3 champions return

3 champions will return to the Asian Le Mans Series, when the 2023 season will be run this coming February.

The defending champions from CD Sport will run two of the same three drivers, that had a fantastic 2022 in the Asian LMS. They finished 1-2 in the LMP3 standings. Two of the drivers finishing second are once again back with the team. Danish racer Michael Jensen will be joined by his longtime teammate Nick Adcock, in the red and yellow Ligier JS P320 LMP3 car, which is owned by Jensen.

There will be another Dane in the car this time. Valdemar Eriksen has done two seasons in GT3 racing, and now wants to try out the LMP3 category. He tested the car earlier this week in Barcelona, and the family team back in Denmark has also bought a similar car, that they are trying to rent out to interested drivers in the Danish Endurance Championship.

CD Sport #3
Photo: Asian Le Mans Series

The second championship-winning team is HubAuto Racing, who won the title in 2019/20. They won with a Ferrari, but have chosen to run a Mercedes AMG this year, just like they have done in the past few seasons in Asian LMS, and back in Asia. They haven’t announced any drivers yet.

Last but not least, there will be a return of DKR Engineering for an LMP2 campaign, with their ORECA 07 Gibson, which the team only have used for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2022 so far. They got that entry by winning the LMP3 title in the 2021 European Le Mans Series, and have been racing in the Asian LMS before as well, but without a championship so far. DKR are not ready to announce their drivers yet – buuuuuuuuut, we are very likely to see Laurents Hörr onboard the car, unless the three drivers have bought all the seats. Hörr has been a fixed part of the team for the past many seasons, so it would be strange to see them race without him.

The Asian Le Mans Series starts on 11 February 2023 at Dubai Autodrome, and the final race will be held on Yas Marina Circuit on 19 February.

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