The new-look Asian Le Mans Series is set feature increased grids, with more than a dozen teams already confirmed for next month’s 2015/2016 season-opener at Fuji Speedway. (En Français)
The series, now under the control of the ACO and its management team led by Cyrille-Taesch Wahlen, has released details of the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 9-10 round, which sees a total of 13 cars entered and more still expected.
Eurasia Motorsport (Oreca-Nissan), Race Performance (Oreca-Judd) and Algarve Pro Racing (Ligier JS P2 Nissan) are all confirmed to take part in LMP2, with recently crowned 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner Richard Bradley set to spearhead Eurasia’s effort.
The new LMP3 class is set to see involvement from two of the four approved constructors, with the new ADESS-03 set to make its competition debut with reigning GT class champions Team AAI.
EuroInternational previously announced plans to field a pair of the new Ligier JS P3 cars, while two-time LMP2 series champion David Cheng will enter his own Ligier under the DC Racing banner.
The GT class, open to GT3, GTE and Super GT300 specification cars, is set for significant growth this season, with a number of new and returning teams, all currently confirmed with GT3 machinery.
It includes Team AAI (BMW Z4 GT3), Spirit of Race/AF Corse (Ferrari 458 Italia GT3), Clearwater Racing (Ferrari), Nexus Infinity (Ferrari), Absolute Racing (Audi R8 LMS ultra) and ARC Bratislava.
Additional European-based teams are understood to be finalizing efforts for the remainder of the season due to the joint FIA WEC-Asian LMS Fuji round being held one week prior to the ELMS finale in Estoril.
A complete entry list for the four-round championship, which include events at Sepang and Buriram, Thailand, is expected to be released in the coming weeks.