As mentioned during the ACO press conference the dates for the two last rounds of the 2017/2018 Asian Le Mans Series have been changed as follows:
The 4th and penultimate round of the season in Buriram (Thailand) has been moved by a week and will now be held on Saturday, 13th January 2018, in order to coincide with the national Children’s day which brought a crowd of over 100,000 in 2016.
The final round of the season in Sepang (Malaysia) has been moved as well and will take place on 2nd/4th February in order not to clash with Daytona 24H. This new date will not clash with Chinese New Year which will be on 16th February in 2018.
Not only will these date changes contribute to better and more attractive Asian Le Mans Series events, they will also give teams more time after the Christmas/New Year break and between the last two rounds.
The date for the first round in Zhejiang will be confirmed shortly.
Stay tuned for more news!
2017/2018 Asian Le Mans Series Calendar
October 5-7 or 13/15 (TBC) – Zhejiang (China)
October 27-29 – Zhuhai (China)
December 1/3 – Fuji (Japan)
January 11/13 – Buriram (Thailand)
February 2/4 – Sepang (Malaysia)
Today, Thursday 2nd February, live from Le Mans the Automobile Club de l’Ouest unveiled in exclusivity in an innovative interactive format on the internet the list of the 60 cars invited to take part in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours. The 85th race promises a thrilling duel between Porsche and Toyota in LM P1. A unique record field is entered in LM P2 and no-holds-barred battles are expected in the LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am categories. All these ingredients that are part of endurance racing’s DNA will be combined to make the Le Mans 24 Hours the pinnacle of the motor racing season.
For the full press release, Click Here.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “Endurance is in very good health and the 2017 season looks full of promise. Today, we discovered the three great entry lists for the ELMS, the FIA WEC and of course the Le Mans 24 Hours. The on-track spectacle will be absolutely fantastic with duels among top-class drivers and all-out rivalry between the competitors. All the ingredients that make up the DNA of endurance have been combined for 2017. The field for the Le Mans 24 Hours is particularly rich with 16 nationalities from the four corners of the world and a host of teams, most of which race in our continental series in Europe, the United States and Asia thanks to the Asian Le Mans Series, which has really taken off! It is all proof of the success of the endurance pyramid so dear to the ACO. The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours promise us a great spectacle on the track as well as a week’s festivities to be enjoyed to the full!”
Congratulations to our Asian LMS Champions and Alumni! Algarve Pro Racing Team (2016/2017 Asian LMS LMP2 Champion), Tockwith Motorsports (2016/2017 Asian LMS LMP3 Champion), DH Racing (2016/2017 Asian LMS GT Champion), Jackie Chan DC Racing, ARC Bratislava, Spirit Of Race, Clearwater Racing and Eurasia Motorsport