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.