Craft Racing will be on the grid in both LMP2 and GTC next weekend in Malaysia, as the team confirmed Wednesday an expanded program for the Asian Le Mans Series season-ending Three Hours of Sepang.
A total of three cars have been entered, including an Oreca 03-Nissan for China’s Pu Jun Jin and Irishman Dan Polley.The prototype, owned by Murphy Prototypes, took part in the most recent round at Zhuhai in the hands of KCMG.
Craft will also run a second Aston Martin Vantage in the GTC class alongside its existing No. 007 entry.
“This is an exciting step for the team and I am sure we can take the fight to the established Asian Le Mans LMP2 teams,” team principal Mark Goddard said. “Our engineer ran an LMP2 at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and the team are multiple F3 champions therefore we are well practiced at running high downforce sophisticated cars.
“Murphy Prototypes will also provide some technical assistance and I have to thank Greg Murphy for helping make this happen. We are happy Pu Jun Jin and Dan Polley will be driving for us and we are currently in talks with several drivers to fill the final remaining seat.”
The addition of the Craft Oreca-Nissan entry brings the LMP2 car count up to three for the season finale.
KCMG will return to running its Morgan-Nissan, which was used in last month’s FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji, while OAK Racing will be looking for its second consecutive overall win with its Judd-powered Morgan.