Eurasia Motorsport also in the USA

Eurasia Motorsport will start a programme in the US, entering the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Daytona International Speedway. The Philippine team will work together with Rick Ware Racing, which was their competitors in the 2019/20 season of the Asian Le Mans Series. The new collaboration will be named RWR Eurasia. The first announced driver for the team will be Cody Ware, who was the LMP2 Trophy during the most recent season in Asia. Eurasia is shipping their two Ligier JS P217 cars to the USA, where they will…

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United Autosports returns to Asia

United Autosports will return to the Asian Le Mans Series, when the 2021 season will be run in Abu Dhabi. The Anglo/American team will enter two Ligier JS P320 LMP3 cars, with Jim McGuire being the first confirmed driver. The team raced in the 2018/19 season with two LMP2 cars and two LMP3 cars, winning the LMP2 title with Paul Di Resta and Phil Hanson. The 2020/21 season was scheduled to start at Suzuka, but those plans were changed to an all-January schedule with races at Sepang and Buriram due…

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Asian Le Mans Series changes 2021 season

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…

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Few, but important driver category changes

The FIA Driver Categorisation Committee has announced the changes for the sportcar drivers in 2021. The categorisation consists of 4 categories, from Bronze in the bottom, for the drivers with limited experience in a racing car, or if they have hit a certain age, via Silver ranking for amateurs or young talents, to Gold and Platinum, which more or less is the same – i.e. a professional driver, or drivers that show the same pace as professional drivers. The majority of the just shy of 4000 drivers on the list,…

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Phoenix Racing enters LMP racing

Phoenix Racing will expand their racing programme to include Le Mans Prototypes. The German team which is based in Meuspath near the Nürburgring, have bought an ORECA 07 LMP2 car, which they will run in the Asian Le Mans Series, this coming season. They are also working on getting an LMP3 car entered in the same series. The next step will be running in the European Le Mans Series, and then their ultimate goal – an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team has been a long-standing…

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Oman Racing with TF Sport enters Asian LMS

TF Sport returns to the Asian Le Mans Series for the upcoming season. The British team will run under the Oman Racing with TF Sport name, with a bit of an all-star team, racing in the Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3. Multiple British GT GT3 Champion Jonny Adam will be joined by 2019 GT4 Champion from the same series, Tom Canning. The third member of the team will be bronze rated driver Ahmad Al Harthy, and he is the one bring the Oman angle to the team. Al Harthy won…

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Le Mans entry list grows

The entry list for the 24 Hours of Le Mans has only been shrinking lately, but the list has started to grow now. G-Drive Racing by Algarve will enter another Aurus 01 car in the LMP2 category. The collaboration has a connection to the Asian Le Mans Series, where they were the championship-winning combination from the 2019/20 season. Algarve Pro Racing will run the car, with the black and orange G-Drive Racing colours on the car. This will be an addition to the G-Drive Racing #26, which is already entered,…

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Le Mans entry list updated again

The entry list for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans has been updated once again, and sadly with a few teams dropping out. The current list has 59 entrants. Thunderhead Carlin Racing has dropped out of the LMP2 entry list. The team was originally planned to run both the European Le Mans Series and the 24 hours race, but their ELMS programme has been put on pause, and the team hasn’t run any of the first two rounds and isn’t on the entry list for the third round this…

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Le Mans 2020 behind closed doors

The 24 Hours of Le Mans for cars, will be run behind closed doors in 2020. Automobile Club de l’Ouest has announced that they have made the decision together with the local health reponsibilities. ACO was hoping to be able to limit the amount of spectators to groups of 5000 persons, but not even that is possible, due to too much uncertainty. All people with tickets for the race will be contacted by either their travel company or by the ACO themselves, depending on where they have bought the tickets.…

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New Le Mans entry list for the 2020 edition

The ACO has announced an updated entry list for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The COVID-19 situation has taken another bite off the entry list, so we have used up the 10 original reserves, that actually were ready to race. Several of those have also called their participation off. That gives us a current list of 60 cars entered for this year’s race. The LMP1 category has lost one of the Team LNT Ginetta cars, which was slated to be raced by Charlie Robertson, Ben Hanley and Egor…

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Asian LMS compresses schedule

The Asian Le Mans Series has chosen to compress their 2020/21 schedule. It won’t be on the number of races, but the number of tracks, and the duration from Round 1 to Round 4. The original plan was to start at Suzuka in Japan, followed by Shanghai, but the organizers had chosen to cancel those two events. The season will instead start on Saturday 9 January 2021 at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, which was their original date for the event. The big change will however be, that another…

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Le Mans releases time table

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has released the time table for this years 24 Hours of Le Mans. The time table for the 2020 edition had some quite significant changes anyway, compared to previous years, with the new Hyperpole concept being introduced, where the drivers only have a few laps to set a time, in of the previous years where they typically has had 6 hours or more to put in their best lap. Sunday and Monday, prior to the race, will have the scrutineering at the circuit itself. The Tuesday…

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Asian LMS ready with 2020/21 schedule

Asian Le Mans Series has released what they are hoping to be the 2020/21 schedule. Everything is a bit up in the air at the moment due to the COVID-19 situation, and that has had some influence on the schedule too. The season will once again consist of 4 rounds, but will be a lot more compressed that previous seasons. The opening round will be on 29 November at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. That is the first time in this century, that the Prototype cars eligible for the 24…

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No Le Mans test day in 2020

The ACO has announced there won’t be any test day ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020. The reasoning is down to logistical difficulties, with the 24 hours for motorcycles running on the last weekend of August. The 24 hours car race is slated to run just three weeks later. The Le Mans week will start on 13 and 14 September with scrutineering of the cars. The exact location isn’t confirmed just yet. It usually happens at the city centre of Le Mans, but that’s not a given…

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Le Mans 2020 moved to september

The 24 Hours of Le Mans for sportscars has been moved to September 2020. The change is down to the COVID-19 virus, which has impacted all motorsport plans during this springtime. The race will run on 19-20 September, which will have an influence on the Silverstone race, which was scheduled as the start of the 2020/21 season of FIA WEC. The organizers haven’t released exact information regarding the changes on the European Le Mans Series 2020 schedule, plus the rest of the 2019/20 FIA WEC and the 2020/21 season start.…

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Eurasia makes early European appearance

Eurasia Motorsport will be arriving early in Europe, ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team with Philippines roots have decided to enter the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps on 25 April, before continuing to France for the 24 hours race, for which they received the entry a week ago. Daniel Gaunt and Nobuya Yamanaka will compete at both Spa and Le Mans, while Nick Cassidy only will do Belgium, while his seat will be taken by Shaun van Gisbergen in France. Cassidy isn’t able to do the…

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Entry list for Le Mans 2020 revealed

The entry list for the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been announced tonight, and that was without any major surprises. There will once again be 62 cars entered, with the two tents at the start of the pitlane being erected again, while the rest of the teams will be allowed to stay in the permanent concrete garages. There were 75 entries for the 62 places, and with 10 cars on the reserve list, only 3 have not gotten anywhere near an entry. We pretty much…

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Excitement until the final lap in Thailand

There was excitement until the very final lap of the Asian Le Mans Series 2019/20 season finale, which was run at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. Three out of the four titles were still open at the start of the race, with several contenders in these categories. The qualifying yesterday made it even more exciting, with none of the championship leaders taking Pole Position in their respective categories. Thunderhead Carlin Racing #45 with Ben Barnicoat, Harry Tincknell and Jack Manchester had Pole Position in LMP2, ahead of Eurasia…

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Afternoon qualifying in Thailand

After a busy and very wet Saturday at the third round of Asian Le Mans Series at Sepang circuit in Malaysia, the team moved north to drive for the second week in a row. This time at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. The weather was typical Asian weather, with sunshine and over thirty degrees Celsius. Just as last week, there were twenty-three cars ready to start this weekend. The first ones to do their qualifying were the six GT cars, for their fifteen-minute session. Buriram is one of the…

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Four GT subs in Asian LMS

There will be four substitutes present in the six GT cars at the Asian Le Mans Series 2020/21 season finale this weekend in Buriram. The four replacements are due to the date clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship, which is run at Circuit Of The Americas. The FIA WEC race should have been three weeks ago in Brazil, but that race was cancelled, and replaced by the COTA race in Texas, USA. So Alessandro Pier Guidi in Spirit Of Race Ferrari #51 will be replaced by the new Ferrari…

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