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TF Sport Teams with Red River Sport for Asian LMS Debut

TF Sport to make Asian LMS debut in conjunction with Red River Sport…

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TF Sport will make its Asian Le Mans Series debut with a full-season program in conjunction with motorsport mentoring agency Red River Sport.

The FIA World Endurance Championship team has confirmed it will run a single Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for Johnny Mowlem, Ivor Dunbar and Bonamy Grimes in the 2018-19 championship under the Red River Sport by TF Sport banner.

Eleven-time 24 Hours of Le Mans racer Mowlem directs Red River Sport, which provides motorsport management and consulting services to drivers.

Mowlem has previously partnered company client Grimes in the British LMP3 Cup and the Gulf 12 Hours, while Dunbar and Grimes shared a Ligier JS P3 Nissan in the 2018 Road to Le Mans.

“This is a long-term project for Red River Sport and it’s an exciting opportunity for us to take two of our clients to the Asian Le Mans Series,” said Mowlem.

“We have been working on this for a while in conjunction with the series and the ACO and is part of a bigger programme for us to bring gentlemen drivers up through the ranks and to compete at the highest levels.”

TF Sport is the second team to commit to the Asian Le Mans Series GT category, following Audi Sport Customer Racing TSRT which is set to run a pair of Audi R8 LMS GT3s.

The program will run from November to February, slotting in between the Shanghai and Sebring rounds of the WEC which TF Sport enters with a GTE-Am class Aston Martin Vantage.  

“This opportunity to compete in the Asian Le Mans Series surfaced recently,” said TF Sport director Tom Ferrier.

“It will be a new and exciting challenge for everyone at TF Sport.  We’re very proud of our history and results and we’ve proven we can run at the front, take wins and challenge for championships at every level.”

“In saying that, we never underestimate the competition and it is will be a pleasure to work with Red River Sport in helping them with their longer-term ambitions.”

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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