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7 Entries for Fuji

Asian Le Mans Series heads to Fuji Speedway this weekend…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

A total of seven entries are set to take part in this weekend’s Three Hours of Fuji, the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series.

The grid will again see two LMP2 cars, led by OAK Racing Team TOTAL, which has added Keiko Ihara to its Morgan-Judd since David Cheng and Ho-Pin Tung’s commanding victory in last month’s season-opener at Inje Speedium in Korea.

ENTRY LIST: Three Hours of Fuji

Eurasia Motorsport will again field its Oreca 03-Nissan for Richard Bradley, John Hartshorne and Pu Jun Jin, the 30-year-old Chinese driver making his first start of the year.

A pair of CN cars are due to take part, including the debut of the No. 21 Team Avelon Formula Wolf GB08 for Denis Lian and James Mitchell. It effectively replaces the Wolf Team ATL entry, which was forced to pull out of Korea after an accident in practice.

Craft-Bamboo Racing, which ran unopposed at Inje, returns with its Ligier JS 53 Evo, but with team principal Frank Yu not scheduled to drive. Instead, Samson Chan will take the seat alongside Mathias Beche and Kevin Tse.

AAI-Rstrada will again make up the GT class, with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, BMW Z4 GT3 and Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 each.

The Taiwanese team campaigned two BMWs and a Mercedes at Inje, which saw victory for the No. 92 entry of Hanchen Chen, Ryohei Sakaguchi and Marco Seefried.

There’s currently no sign of the Python Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, which was also due to take part at Inje but crashed in practice, or any of the promised additional CN entries for the Japanese round.

It’s a busy weekend for sports car racing in Asia, as Super GT in action at nearby Suzuka for its 1000 km race, while the Sepang 12 Hour is also on tap in Malaysia.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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