The Asian Le Mans Series has announced several changes ahead of the 2017-18 season, including a six-hour endurance round and a new LMP2 category.
Asian Le Mans Series Managing Director Cyrille Taesch Wahlen revealed the changes on Sunday, confirming that the series will remain with a four-round calendar but with one round extended from four to six hours.
A round at Zhejiang was originally planned to be added to the calendar but the decision to extend the schedule to five races has been deferred one year.
Furthermore, a new all-Bronze LMP2 gentleman class has also been announced for the upcoming season.
The ACO is also expected to call for a meeting with the other major Asian series in an attempt to avoid calendar clashes in the future.
More details of next season’s calendar and format will be announced following the 24 Hours of Le Mans.