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Clearwater Closing In On GTE-Am Effort With Ferrari 488

Clearwater closing in on WEC GTE-Am program…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Clearwater Racing could enter the FIA World Endurance Championship next year, with the defending Asian Le Mans Series champions closing in on a GTE-Am program with a Ferrari 488 GTE car.

The Singapore-based squad, owned by Mok Weng Sun, made its 24 Hours of Le Mans debut this year, scoring class pole and finishing fourth in class in an AF Corse-run Ferrari F458 Italia GT.

While having initially evaluated and ruled out a step up to full-season WEC competition, Endurance-Info understands that a GTE-Am effort is again in the works, with a final decision to be made in the coming weeks.

The team currently runs a Ferrari 488 GT3 car, which could be upgraded to GTE-spec, in the Asian LMS, with Weng Sun, Matt Griffin and Keita Sawa currently sitting 9th in the GT championship with two rounds to go in the 2016/17 season.

A GTE-Am commitment from Clearwater would mark the first confirmed Ferrari 488 GTE for the class, which will feature mixed regulations allowing 2016 GTE-Pro-spec cars, as well as 2015 or earlier cars run to the previous set of technical regs.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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