Inter Europol Competition will be a massive four-car team in the upcoming 2023 Asian Le Mans Series.
The Polish squad will be running a single LMP2 car and a total of three LMP3 cars.
Charles Crews was super close to winning the LMP3 title in the European Le Mans Series this year, and now he will get the chance to be onboard an LMP2 car. He will be joined in the #43 by Christian Bogle and Nolan Siegel. 21-year-old Bogle raced in Indy Lights in the USA, but did have two LMP3 races in the Michelin Le Mans Cup at Spa Francorchamps and Portimao towards the end of 2022. Siegel is just 18 years old, and has a similar single-seater background, but also raced for JR III Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in LMP3 in 2022. So keep an eye on that car – it’s probably going to be super fast, despite none of the drivers having LMP2 experience so far.
Car #53 will see Miguel Cristovao joined by Wyatt Brichacek and Kai Askey. Cristovao has LMP3 experience from both ELMS and LMC in 2022, where he raced for Eurointernational and Team Virage respectively. Brichacek has been testing for the team, but has no LMP3 race experience. Askey did two races for TS Corse in LMC in 2022, so he has already raced the small prototypes a bit.
James Dayson, Adam Ali and Daniel Ali will share car #63. Dayson was a part of the team in 2022 in ELMS, and plans to use the Asian LMS as a warm-up for the 2023 season in Europe. The Ali brothers have only tested for inter Europol so far, but have done many years of karting, before moving into real racing cars now.
The final car #73 will be for James Winslow, John Corbett and Alex Bukhantsov. Winslow and Corbett have shared cars in the Asian Le Mans Series before, while Bukhantsov did participate in the Asian LMS for the team in 2022, before running a double ELMS and LMC programme with DKR Engineering, scoring a couple of podiums.
There is a single auto-invitation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans up for grabs in each category in 2023, and that is of course the big goal for the team. They had both their FIA WEC and their ELMS on the grid in 2022, but there are going to be a lot of entries for the 2023 edition, so it’s so much better to have an entry secured by receiving an auto-invite – or perhaps two, if everything really goes well.
The Asian Le Mans Series 2023 will run from 11 February to 19 February, with two races at the Dubai Autodrome, and two races at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.