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Asian LMS Confirms Australian Return to The Bend

Australia’s The Bend Motorsport Park reinstated on Asian LMS calendar for the season after next…

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The Asian Le Mans Series has confirmed that it will return to The Bend Motorsport Park in Australia during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.

The Bend was dropped from the provisional 2020-21 schedule, which has since been condensed to cover four races at two circuits within the space of a month next January.

While the calendar for the season after next has yet to be outlined, the series confirmed that it will be coming back to Australia, having visited the country for the first time earlier this year.

The inaugural 4 Hours of The Bend was won by 2019-20 LMP2 champions James French, Leonard Hoogenboom and Roman Rusinov from G-Drive Racing with Algarve.

The event attracted 25 entries spread across the LMP2, LMP3 and GT3 categories.

A statement from the series read: “With concerns around the resumption of racing, and the easing of travel restrictions around the world, there is ongoing uncertainty for motorsport across the globe caused by COVID-19.

“This has impacted the Asian Le Mans Series and has even seen the postponement of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race this year.

“Despite this uncertainty, the Asian Le Mans Series and The Bend Motorsport Park remain committed to their partnership to bring the iconic Le Mans brand back to The Bend.”

Further details of the 2021-22 Asian LMS Australian race including the date will be announced at a later time.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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