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…

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UA back to the Asian LMS

United Autosports will once again enter the Asian Le Mans Series, when the 2023 season is held this coming February. Phil Hanson and Paul Di Resta will once again share the ORECA 07 Gibson car #22, just like they have done so far in several seasons. The pairing actually won the 2018/19 season, and also secured the 2019/20 title in the FIA WEC. They have been running together at selected rounds since, when Di Resta had to sub for Filipe Albuquerque, when the Portuguese driver had some clashing commitments in…

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Inter Europol with four cars in Asian LMS

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…

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COOL with Asian programme

COOL Racing will enter the Asian Le Mans Series 2023. The team has been active in Ligier European Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup, European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team has made an announcement of a single ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car, to be run by the two team owners Alexandre Coigny and Nicolas Lapierre. They were paired up for the ELMS for several years. But they will have a new teammate, whom they never have shared a car with so far. But it’s still from…

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Asian LMS continues with the same schedule

Asian Le Mans Series has chosen to do another season with the same schedule, for their 2023 season. The series traditionally travelled around Asia between China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and a single trip to Australia, before the COVID-19 situation put a hold on that prior to the 2020/21 season. So a decision was made to go to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with two races in each country. That was such a success in February 2021, so they decided to do the same in February 2022, since there were still restrictions…

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LMDh from 2022, new LMP2 from 2025

World Motorsport Council held a meeting last weekend, and there were two important subjects on the agenda regarding the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, plus the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The first decision was only regarding the FIA WEC in 2022, where LMDh cars will be allowed in this year’s World Championship rounds. The original introduction of LMDh was scheduled for 2022, but due to the COVID-19 situation, it was all postponed for a year, so all the suppliers were able to get…

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Dubai qualifying for Asian LMS

The Asian Le Mans Series 2022 season finally got another with the qualifying for the first weekend. Just like last year, the season consists of two races at Dubai Autodrome, followed by two races at Yas Marina Circuit this upcoming weekend. The qualifying today would set the grid not only for today’s race, but also the race tomorrow. So every category of cars was split into two parts. First up was the GT category, with their two times 10 minutes qualifying. The 23 participating cars took a bit of time…

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Inter Europol got Asian LMS and some ELMS drivers ready

Inter Europol Competition has announced their Asian Le Mans Series drivers, and three of the seats for the European Le Mans Series 2022. For the two times Dubai and two times Abu Dhabi races in the Asian Le Mans Series, their crew will consist of Nico Pino, James Dayson, and Guilherme Oliveira in the lone Ligier JS P320 #13 in the LMP3 category. Chilean racer Pino is the new hot name in sportscar racing year 2022, with him competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well. He did a…

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Hartshorne and TF Sport with new double programme

TF Sport and John Hartshorne will once again be on double duty in ACO racing in 2022. They paired for both the Asian Le Mans Series, before heading into the European Le Mans Series in 2021, and they will replicate that programme in 2022. There will be a change amongst the driving talent next to Hartshorne. Jonny Adam and Henrique Chaves will be sharing the Aston Martin Vantage #95. They will be using a GT3 spec car in the Asian LMS, while the GTE spec will be used for ELMS.…

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Asian LMS with free entry and schedule adjustment

Asian Le Mans Series has made a small adjustment to the 2022 schedule. The original schedule had the opening rounds at Dubai Autodrome to be run on Friday and Saturday, but the government in the UAE has decided that Saturday and Sunday will be weekends from now on, so that moves the races to 12 and 13 February. There is a great offer for the fans, which will be allowed in, with free entry. You do however have to register via this link, plus you have to show up with proof…

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Nielsen ready with their five Asian LMS drivers

Nielsen Racing has announced their five drivers, that they are bringing to the Asian Le Mans Series 2022. The team is traditionally seen as an LMP3 team, where they have claimed plenty of wins in both the Asian LMS and the European Le Mans Series. Two of the most successful drivers for the team are Colin Noble and Tony Wells. They will continue racing together in a Ligier JS P320 #8, and will try to claim another title, after winning the Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20, and the Michelin Le…

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Ferrari and ORECA in a new collaboration

Ferrari has signed a new deal with ORECA, regarding the manufacturing of their upcoming GT3 car. The Italian car manufacturer has utilized the 488 model for quite a few years now, with Michelotto as the workshop assembling the cars. That will move to the French ORECA factory, based very close to Circuit Paul Ricard. The car will be designed in Maranello, but assembled in France, where they will handle spare parts and after-sales customer service. There is no news regarding all the single-make racing, that Ferrari runs with various Challenge…

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New ambitious project in ACO racing

There is a new ambitious project in ACO racing coming up. Bullitt Racing, located in the Spanish city of Marbella, has a 5-year plan, where they will enter the Asian Le Mans Series, and Michelin Le Mans Cup and more throughout the upcoming years. The team has become an official part team with Aston Martin racing, and will be running the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 model in all the championships. The team with the big plans has raced in various GT4 series throughout the past years, so it’s a big…

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UAE schedule for Asian LMS

Asian Le Mans Series 2022 will be another intense season. Just like the 2020/21 season, it’s all going to happen within one and a half weeks in February. All races will be four hours, and will be a mix of afternoon and evening races. The teams will have the chance of testing prior to the season start on 11 February at Dubai Autodrome. Another race will run one day later, on the very same track, before all the teams go to Abu Dhabi. Saturday 19 February will be the first…

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IMSA, ACO and FIA with future agreement

Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) have agreed on the new LMH, LMDh and LMP2 rules for the future years in sportscar racing. The three parties have been working towards this collaboration for a long time, with the announcement happening at Daytona 2020, where the new LMDh regulations were announced too. It was already announced back then, that the LMDh models would be welcome in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while the…

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Asian Le Mans Series gets new boss

Asian Le Mans Series will have a new boss. Cyrille Taesch Wahlen has been responsible for the series since 2015, and has lifted it from a series with less than 10 entrants divided into four categories to an absolute peak in 2021, with 36 entries in three categories. Taesch Wahlen has been involved in ACO for even more seasons, but he has chosen to leave the organization for now. His replacement will be Frederic Lequien, who is the CEO of the European Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship…

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HubAuto Racing moves to GTE Pro

HubAuto Racing has chosen to move into the GTE Pro category for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Taiwanese team is traditionally an Am team in the Asian Le Mans Series, and had their debut at Circuit de la Sarthe in 2020 in the GTE Am category. There are currently 7 cars entered in GTE Pro, while there are (were) 24 in GTE Am. So the chances of a GTE Pro podium are statistically better. After the switch for HubAuto Racing, the balance is 8/23. The team hasn’t…

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Reserve list for LM24 2021 revealed

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed the reserve list for the 2021 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There are a total of four teams on that list. The first one is AF Corse with an extra Ferrari 488 GTE Evo for the GTE Am category. The car is already fully crewed by Christophe Ulrich, Simon Mann and Sergei Sirotkin, with car number 62. The second reserve is an extra Algarve Pro Racing car for the LMP2 category. Mark Patterson and Naveen Rao are the named drivers for…

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LMP2 slowed even further

The LMP2 category in the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, and Asian Le Mans Series will have their on-track performance slowed even further than initially planned. Automobile Club de l’Ouest has announced, that they have to slow the LMP2 category a bit more since the performance gap to the new Hyperar category otherwise would be too small. It’s been planned for a long time, that LMP2 would have a slight power reduction, but that now turned into 400kW power output compared to the 450kW last year. That…

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Le Mans 2021 entry list revealed

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed the entry list for the 89th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will run on 21-22 August 2021. The list is once again 62 cars, with exactly half the field being LMP cars, and the other half being GTE cars. The Hypercar category has no surprises. There are the five cars, which have entered the FIA World Endurance Championship, with two cars from Toyota Gazoo Racing, two from Glickenhaus Racing, and a single from Alpine Elf Matmut. The LMP2 category is…

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