Michelin to Partner the Asian Le Mans Series for the 2015/2106 season.

Michelin renews its confidence in the Asian Le Mans Series. For the third year in a row the French manufacturer will be the Series’ official tyre supplier.

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) is happy to announce its partnership with Michelin for the Series’ exclusive tyre supply and especially after taking over the organisation of the Asian LMS. As a highly strategic territory within the context of their respective development, Asia represents for Michelin and the ACO the perfect field to promote their respective products and disciplines, which share the common characteristics of endurance and performance.

To read more, you can download the press release here.

Eurointernational Plans To Enter Two Ligier JS P3s This Season

“After 20 years from our last Le Mans 24 Hours (with Euromotorsport Ferrari 333 SP with René Arnoux, Massimo Sigala and Jay Cochran), Eurointernational returns to Sport Prototypes world with Giorgio Mondini and Ligier. The swiss driver will race on Ligier JS 53 Evo II with the team directed by Antonio Ferrari, starting from this week end in Magione and, after the summer break, Eurointernational will debut in the Asian Le Mans Series with two Ligier JSP3s-Nissan LMP3 racing cars.”

For more details, visit Eurointernational’s website.

 

Communication Plan For The Asian Le Mans Series

After announcing its newly revised calendar for the 2015/2016 Season, the Asian Le Mans Series is now in a position to present its communication plan. Since taking over the organisation of the series the ACO has redefined the Asian LMS communication strategy, which aims at reaching as many fans as possible not only in Asia, but all over the world.
The main objective was to create an ecosystem that would raise the profile and brand of the Asian Le Mans Series internationally while creating value for all stakeholders:

a. The ACO and the Asian Le Mans Series
b. Partners and Sponsors, at all levels: Series, Teams and Drivers
c. Profile of participating Teams and Drivers
d. Engagement with and for Spectators/ Viewers/ Followers/ Fans

To read more, you can download the press release here.

Full Press Information: Calendar Change For The Asian Le Mans Series

Le Mans, June 2nd 2015Since the recovery of the organisation of the Asian Le Mans Series, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) is investing at every level in order to gradually build a more attractive platform as much as possible and thus, confirms its ambition to become the reference operator for Endurance racing in the region.

Within that context and in order to compensate for the track time situation of the second round of the season (i.e. 1h20 race in Shanghai), an alternative solution has been sought.

The Asian Le Mans Series, after consulting and in accordance with the teams, is now able to announce that the Shanghai (China) event scheduled on November 1st 2015 is going to be replaced by a round in Sepang (Malaysia) on November 8th 2015 with a 3H race.

The 2016/2017 calendar which will count five events (each with a 3H race minimum), will include a round in China which still remains a strategic and ‘must have’ destination for the ACO.

This new date will not only offer more track time but also allow additional teams to join the series and significantly reduce the competitors’ freight expenses.

  • Fuji (Japan) 10/11 October 2015 – 2H race (WEC event)
  • Sepang (Malaysia) – 7/8 November 2015 – 3H race
  • Buriram (Thailand) – 8/10 January 2016 – 3H race
  • Sepang (Malaysia) – 23/24 January 2016 – 3H race

As a result of this calendar change, it has also been decided to extend the Early Bird rate’s registration period until Monday June 22nd 2015. The deadline for the full season entries remains on August 15th 2015 and for the race-by-race entries, it stands fixed at three weeks prior to each event.

The three invitations to the 2016 Le Mans 24H will be awarded (with no minimum entries condition) to the teams that have participated in all rounds and are winners:

  • Of the LMP2 class, invited in LMP2
  • Of the LMP3 class, invited in LMP2 (or in GTE subject to the Le Mans 24H selecting committee
  • Of the GT class, invited in GTE

 

 

Cyrille Taesch Wahlen, Asian Le Mans Series Operations Director:

« With this change made in total partnership with the teams, the Series is now gearing up to start the second phase of its revitalisation plan. Our ambition is that the Asian Le Mans Series soon becomes the synonym for Endurance Racing for Asia ».
Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer, Sepang International Circuit:

« It is an honour for Sepang International Circuit to host the Asian Le Mans Series race in November.  Le Mans has a faithful following amongst motorsports enthusiasts who love the rawness of the race. And Sepang Circuit being the only F1 Circuit in the region and the hub of Southeast Asian motor sports, are always looking at bringing in world-class races and events to keep all motorsports fans enthralled.  We welcome the Asian Le Mans Series back to race at the Sepang Circuit ».

Revision to the 2015/2016 Asian Le Mans Series Season Calendar

The Asian Le Mans Series, after consulting and in accordance with the teams, is now able to announce that the Shanghai (China) event scheduled on November 1st 2015 is going to be replaced by a round in Sepang (Malaysia) on November 8th 2015 with a 3H race.

The 2016/2017 calendar which will count five events (each with a 3H race minimum), will include a round in China which still remains a strategic and ‘must have’ destination for the ACO.

This new date will not only offer more track time but also allow additional teams to join the series and significantly reduce the competitors’ freight expenses.

The full 2015/2016 calendar will include four events, as follows :

  • Fuji (Japan) 10/11 October 2015 – 2H race (WEC event)
  • Sepang (Malaysia) – 7/8 November 2015 – 3H race
  • Buriram (Thailand) – 8/10 January 2016 – 3H race
  • Sepang (Malaysia) – 23/24 January 2016 – 3H race