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High Class Planning Asian Expansion

Danish squad confirms plans of entering Asian Le Mans Series with Dallara P217 Gibson in 2019/20…

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High Class Racing is set for an expansion to the Asian Le Mans Series, with the Danish squad planning a two-car Dallara P217 Gibson program for the 2019-20 season.

The LMP2 outfit, which has switched from Dallara to Oreca machinery for the upcoming European Le Mans Series season, has revealed plans to send its two Dallara chassis to Asia.

The 2019/20 season will mark the first year of eligibility for current-generation LMP2 cars, in what is expected to result in significant growth to the series’ top prototype class, particularly from European-based teams.

Drivers have yet to be confirmed for High Class’ planned Asian effort. 

“We plan to run two Dallaras in the Asian Le Mans Series in 2019/2020,” team principal Peter Utoft told Endurance-Info. “We will also propose tests to potential LMP2 drivers during the summer. We have two Dallaras ready to go.”

Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen piloted the team’s single-entered Dallara in ELMS competition last year, with the pairing confirmed in its new-look effort this year with an Oreca entry.

The team has also submitted an entry request for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 2018-19 Asian LMS season finale takes place this weekend in Sepang, with 22 cars on the entry list.

David Bristol contributed to this report

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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