While having debuted in last weekend’s FIA WEC season-opening Six Hours of Silverstone, the new Craft-Bamboo Racing outfit will be present on multiple fronts this year, including a three-car prototype program in the Asian Le Mans Series. (En Français)
Speaking to Endurance-Info, team chairman Frank Yu confirmed plans are already well underway for its Morgan LMP2 in the series, which will be joined by a pair of CN cars for the five-round Asian championship, which kicks off at Inje in July.
“The driver lineup of the Morgan LMP2 is not yet confirmed, but it won’t be long,” Yu said. “The car will arrive in our workshop shortly. As we previously announced, we have two Ligier CN cars because we firmly believe in this category that will serve as a springboard.
“It’s also possible that I will drive one of the CN cars in the series. It’s a very competitive car.”
While there are currently no plans to run Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3s in the Asian LMS, which the Craft team ran last year, the situation could change, according to Yu.
“It’s expected [the Astons] will run in GT Asia,” he said. “I will also be behind the wheel of one of the cars with Stefan Muecke. We are thinking about a lineup in the Asian Le Mans Series but for that, we must study the logistics side of things, which is not an easy task.
“I sincerely believe the Asian Le Mans Series looks more complete, thanks to the arrival of the CN class.”
While the team will be represented at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the FIA WEC season-long No. 99 Aston Martin Racing-run entry for Darryl O’Young, Fernando Rees and Alex MacDowall, Yu has yet to confirm the status of the team’s No. 87 entry for GTE-Am.
“We don’t know yet what we will do for Le Mans,” said Yu, who is the nominated driver in the car. “A decision will be made in the coming days.”
The automatic entry, granted for the team’s runner-up finish in the Asian LMS last year, is one of two Aston Martins with unconfirmed driver lineups for the race.
Full entry payments for the twice-around-the-clock French endurance classic are due this week.