Agile 4 Hours of Fuji – Round Two
Fuji Speedway, December 07-09 2018
With hardly enough time to catch their breath after a thrilling start to the season, the Asian Le Mans Series teams and drivers will make their way to Japan for Round 2 this weekend.
Located at the base of Mt Fuji, the iconic Fuji Speedway has a long and impressive motorsport history. It has also been an important part of the ACO racing calendar holding a round of the FIA WEC every year since 2012, as well as the Asian Le Mans Series since 2013.
It is the home round for Car Guy, the team that claimed the GT Class victory in the opening round of the season, the Agile 4 Hours of Shanghai. The team is located around the corner from the circuit and are hoping the new yellow livery on their Ferrari 488 GT3 will bring them success in the 4 Hours of Fuji.
The provisional full entry list can be found here.
Kei Cozzolino -Team Manager and driver Car Guy:
“Our main target is to win in Fuji. We are not interested in finishing second or third.
“In the opening round in Shanghai, we were able to win because we had some luck but on the other hand as a team we were quite strong.
“Fuji is Car Guy’s home track and it is the perfect venue to prove our maximum potential.”
Another driver who will be hoping for home ground advantage is Nobuya Yamanaka. Nobuya and his Eurasia Motorsport team mate Aidan Read head to the 4 Hours of Fuji fresh from a podium finish in the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series.
Nobuya Yamanaka (JPN) – Eurasia Motorsport:
“It is quite exciting and honourable to have the second race meeting of Asian Le Mans Series in Fuji Speedway for me in my home country.
“The circuit is located in the beautiful scenery at the foot of the symbolic Mt. Fuji which I like as it is one of most challenging and beautiful courses in Japan. The first corner at the end of 1.4km home straight, the high speed 100R and the uphill corners in 3rd sector are all challenging.
“I’m looking forward to the race very much and hope I can perform a little better with my hometown advantage to assist Aidan Read to bring the best result to the team Eurasia Motorsport.”
Agile 4 Hours of Fuji:
Timetable (local time)
Private test: 10:15 – 11:45
Free Practice 1: 14:45 – 16:15
Free Practice 2: 09:45 – 11:15
GT qualifying: 14:25 – 14:40
LMP2 & LMP3 qualifying: 14:50 – 15:05
4 Hours of Fuji:12:00 – 16:00
Live broadcast schedule:
Saturday: 15:35 – 16:45
Sunday: 09:00 – 14:15
World Class broadcast schedule – live, in full and for free!
The Asian Le Mans Series will again be broadcasting all qualifying sessions and races in full, on the Asian Le Mans Series Facebook and You Tube pages, ensuring as many people as possible can watch the races.
The coverage will be streamed live on Tencent Sport in China, Set India on SonyLIV, MotorTrend on Demand in the United States and across Europe, and through Motorsport.tv.
4 HOURS OF FUJI
4 HOURS OF FUJI Part 1 (11:30 – 15:30hrs)
4 HOURS OF FUJI – PART 2 (15:00 – 16:30hrs)
Up for grabs – four invitations to the 24 Hours of Le Mans:
In addition to the glory of winning the outright and class championships, the teams will be fighting for an elusive invitation to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The winners of the LMP2 and LMP3 classes will each receive an invitation to compete in the LMP2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019. New for the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series, there will be an added recognition for LMP2 amateur entries – not only will they be fighting for their own Championship honours, they will also be for an invitation. There will also be one invitation to race in the LM GTE Am class for the winner of the GT class.
The Asian Le Mans Series is proud to be run in partnership with the following partners.
Michelin is the world leader, especially in endurance racing where they have dominated for many years. They have tasted unrivalled success in recent years in the 24 Hours of Le Mans where this year they recorded their 20thconsecutive victory.
Total is a highly experience fuel supplier, with leading-edge technology. The French petroleum company will exclusively supply the Asian Le Mans Series teams with 102RON fuel specially developed by Total additives and special fuels.