Eye-catching returnee in the Asian LMS

There will be at least one car on the entry list for the Asian Le Mans Series, that absolutely will catch your eyes. Viper Niza Racing will enter their second season in the Asian LMS with a completely different colour scheme on their car, compared to what they raced with last season. Some might say that it’s slightly inspired by Extreme Speed Motorsports in the IMSA series, without having their now former title sponsor on the car. But the black and green colours look really good on the #65 Ligier…

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British-Canadian LMP3 combination

There will be a British-Canadian combination at United Autosports in their second LMP3 car, in the upcoming Asian Le Mans Series season. The two Brits, Wayne Boyd and Chris Buncombe will join Canadian Garett Grist in the Ligier JS P3 Nissan. Wayne Boyd is a well-known face at United Autosports. He drove two seasons for the team in their European Le Mans Series LMP3 programme, before upgrading to the LMP2 car in 2018. He wasn’t part of the Le Mans line-up, since he was replaced by Juan Pablo Montoya. “His”…

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Carguy new Asian LMS entrant

When the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19 starts in one and a half weeks, there will be a new team on the great – at least new in the Asian LMS. The Japanese team Carguy has confirmed that they will enter a Ferrari 488 GT3 with the two Japanese drivers Takeshi Kimura and Kei Cozzolino, plus Ferrari works driver James Calado from Great Britain. Takeshi Kimura is the team owner and Bronze rated driver for the team, while Cozzolino races under Italian license, and has experience from things like the…

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APR enters dynamite line up

Algarve Pro Racing will enter the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19 with two cars. Just over a month ago, they announced the drivers in the first car, and now the drivers in the second Ligier JS P2 has been revealed, too. Andrea Pizzitola, Ate Dirk de Jong and Harrison Newey will be the new teammates at the APR team, and have each their own history with the team. Pizzitola won the Asian Le Mans Series 2016/17 in the LMP2 category for the team, and then went on to win the…

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Would You like an upgrade, Sir?

“Would you like an upgrade, sir?” Yes, that is a question that’s often heard in airports, or in other places with loyalty cards. But now the bonus will appear in motorsport too. Earlier in the year we had Guy Cosmo, Patrick Byrne and Salih Yoluc announced at United Autosports in the Asian Le Mans Series in the LMP3 category. Those three has just got an upgrade today, since they will race in the Ligier JS P2 LMP2 car, for the same outfit. Cosmo and Byrne did the Asian LMS in…

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United Autosports ready with second car

United Autosports has filled up their second LMP3 entry for the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19. The three drivers will be Jim McGuire, Matt Bell and Kay van Berlo. McGuire and Bell already know each other very well, since they have been teammates for two seasons at United Autosports in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. Bell has been driving for United Autosports since 2010, and has done a lot of miles in their different cars. The 2018 season has been extra busy, since he raced in both the Michelin Le…

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Le Mans 2019 – who will be there?

The pieces in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 puzzle are slowing coming together. There are room for 60 cars, just like in the 2018 edition. The first 36 places are already taken up, since the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19 teams are sure of their entries. On top of that, we have the four class winners from this year’s race. That gives Toyota Gazoo Racing (LMP1), Signatech Alpine Matmut (LMP2), Porsche (GTE Pro) and Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche (GTE Am) an extra ticket for the race. They are all…

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Hanson and Di Resta go to Asia

Phil Hanson and Paul Di Resta will race in the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19. The two British drivers have been chosen by United Autosports to race one of the teams two Ligier JS P2 Gibson LMP2 cars. The pair shared a car earlier this year at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 6 Hours at Watkins Glen, plus the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Phil Hanson has been racing in the Asian Le Mans in the 2016/17 for Tockwith Motorsports in LMP3, while Di Resta only knows Sepang and…

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Noble and Wells starts in Asia

Colin Noble and Tony Wells will race in the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19 for Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing. They will join teammates Christian Stubbe Olsen and Nick Adcock, who will pilot the team’s other car in the Asian Series. The team will enter two Ligier JS P3 cars. Noble and Wells know each other from the British LMP3 Cup in Great Britain this season, where they’ve been racing together, and have been on race winning form. The two race against each other in the European Le Mans Series, where Colin…

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Algarve Pro Racing with Fjordbach, Patterson and McMurry

Algarve Pro Racing has announced the three drivers, who will compete for the team in the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19. Danish driver Anders Fjordbach will line up in the LMP2 category alongside the two American drivers, Chris McMurry and Mark Patterson. 66 year-old Patterson still has a lot of speed, which he currently proves in the European Le Mans Series, where he also races for the team. He is a stable driver, who knows his limits, and only very seldom gets involved in troubles on the track, nor puts…

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Stubbe Olsen and Adcock starting in the Asian LMS

Christian Stubbe Olsen and Nick Adcock are the first two confirmed drivers at Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen in the Asian Le Mans Series. The two will share one of two LMP3 cars, that the team enters in their new Asian adventure. Stubbe Olsen has raced in the European Le Mans Series for the team throughout the 2018 season, where he was part of driving the car onto the podium twice in five races so far. On top of that, he has won several victories in the British LMP3 Cup, and was crowned…

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TF Sport joins Asian LMS

TF Sport has announced their entry in the upcoming Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19. The team collaborates with Red River Sport, resulting in a team name that surely will just roll off the tongue – Red River Sport by TF Sport. Red River Sport was started by the former professional racing driver Johnny Mowlem, who still jumps behind the wheel alongside some of his clients. That will also be the case this time, with Mowlem being the lead driver, while Bonamy Grimes and Ivor Dunbar are the two others drivers…

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Spirit of Race goes back to Asia

Spirit of Race will return to the Asian Le Mans Series, when the 2018/19 season starts in Shanghai in November. The team will enter a Ligier JSP2, and will have Pipo Derani, Alexander West and Come Ledogar behind the wheel. Most people probably know the team from the FIA World Endurance Championship, where they race in a Ferrari 488 GTE in GTE Am, but they actually have history in the Asian Le Mans Series. The team raced in the series in both 2015/16 and 2016/17, and actually sparked the interest…

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Panis-Barthez Competition expands to Asia

When the European Le Mans Series finishes on the last weekend of October, the season is far from over for Panis-Barthez Competition. The French team goes to Asia, where they will participate in the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19. It won’t be in their current Ligier JSP217 Gibson, but instead in the older JS P2 model with a Judd V8 engine. The new cars are currently not allowed in the Asian LMS until the 2019/20 season, while only the old LMP2 cars up to 2016 with closed cockpits are allowed.…

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Cosmo, Byrne and Yoluc goes to Asia

United Autosports has announced the drivers for the first LMP3 car, in the upcoming Asian Le Mans Series season 2018/19. Defending Champions Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne will pair up once again. The two drove together at the Jackie Chan DC Racing X JOTA outfit in the previous season, having Gabriel Aubry alongside them for the second half of the season. They will be joined by Salih Yoluc for this upcoming season. Yoluc has primarily been driving Aston Martin GTE cars for TF Sport, but has also raced GT3 cars,…

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Inter Europol Competition goes to Asia

When the European Le Mans Series finishes on 28 October, the Inter Europol Competition will pack the cars into containers and ship them to Shanghai. The Polish team has confirmed their participation in the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19. The plan is to race with both their LMP3 cars, where one of them is already complete with Kuba Smiechowski and Martin Hippe, who is amongst the full season drivers in the ELMS, but the team is still looking for drivers for the other car. The goal is to win the…

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Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing ready for Asia

Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing confirmed a two car entry to the Asian Le Mans Series this morning. The team will run Ligier JS P3 LMP3 cars, like they already do in the European Le Mans Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup and LMP3 Cup in the UK. It’s already clear that Colin Noble will race one of the cars, while the other drivers haven’t been announced yet. The most resent race for the team was the Road To Le Mans race, which is a part of the Michelin Le Mans Cup. The…

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Eurasia Motorsport doubles effort in Asian LMS

Eurasia Motorsport has been one of the set teams in the Asian Le Mans Series through the last few seasons, and they will double their effort for the 2018/19 season. The team has today confirmed that they will run an LMP3 car in the Asian endurance series. The car will be driven by Nobuya Yamanaka and Aidan Read, who have been racing together in the China Endurance Series. Read finished third in the Formula Masters Championship with the team back in 2016, and has more recently driven for Craft-Bamboo Racing…

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United Autosports turns to Asia

There is hardly any sportscar championship in the world, where United Autosports don’t participate. They will expand even further now, and by quite a bit. When the Asian Le Mans Series 2018/19 starts on 24-25 November, the Anglo-American team will enter four cars – two LMP2 cars and two LMP3 cars. By that announcement, we have at least five cars confirmed, since Jackie Chan DC Racing confirmed at least one of their LMP2 cars to enter, alongside hopefully one more LMP2 and an LMP3 car. United Autosports are the defending…

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Cheng: Doing 90% of the driving job, isn’t doing the job

The DC part in Jackie Chan DC Racing, David Cheng, kindly took some of his time to speak with Racing24-7.net about the FIA World Endurance Championship season, the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Asian Le Mans Series later in the year. The team is running two cars again in the FIA WEC this year, but only their 2017 drivers are in the car this year. Even the team owner Cheng stepped out of the car for this year. We asked him if it was due to the…

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