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AAI Confirms BMW, McLaren for Asian LMS Sprint Cup
- Updated: March 22, 2017
Taiwanese GT specialist Team AAI has confirmed it will enter a BMW Z4 GT3 and McLaren 650S GT3 in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, which accepts GT3 machinery for its second season.
Chi Huang and Ollie Milroy will pilot the BMW, while Terry Fang will be at the wheel of the McLaren for the three-round series at Sepang International Circuit this season.
AAI, which fielded three entries in the 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series, is using the Sprint Cup to allow its gentlemen drivers to hone their skills with an eye to stepping up to the main series later this year.
“In the past years, motorsports has been growing quite rapidly in the regions of Asia as we are very enthusiastic to see all the major race organizers such as the ACO to bring their well established programs here,” Team AAI founder and director Junsan Chen said.
“We are also seeing top world class pro drivers in the mix of driver lineups which has brought the races to a very competitive level which may also intimidate a lot of the gentlemen drivers to partake at this stage.
“It is with great joy to see that the ACO has opened the GT class in the 2017 Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup to cater more towards gentlemen drivers and help provide a platform and a stepping stone towards their passion to the highest level of international racing.
“With the well consideration of the programs that the ACO are providing we are certain to see Asia motorsports to continue growing.”