2017–18 Asian Le Mans Series

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2017–18 Asian Le Mans Series
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The 2017–18 Asian Le Mans Series season will be the sixth season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's Asian Le Mans Series. It is the sixth 24 Hours of Le Mans-based series created by the ACO, following the European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The season began at the Zhuhai International Circuit on October 2017 and will end at Sepang International Circuit in Selangor on 4 February 2018.[1]

Calendar[edit]

The 2017–2018 calendar was revealed in February 2017.[2] It was then updated in June, removing the Zhejiang round.[1]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 4 Hours of Zhuhai China Zhuhai International Circuit, Zhuhai, China 29 October 2017
2 4 Hours of Fuji Japan Fuji Speedway, Oyama, Japan 3 December 2017
3 6 Hours of Thailand Thailand Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand 13 January 2018
4 4 Hours of Sepang Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Selangor, Malaysia 4 February 2018

Entry list[edit]

LMP2[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine No. Drivers Rounds
Slovakia ARC Bratislava[3] Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 4 Latvia Konstantīns Calko[4] All
Slovakia Miroslav Konopka[4] All
Netherlands Rik Breukers[4] 1–2
Colombia Gustavo Yacamán[5] 3
China Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota[6] Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 7 China David Cheng[6] 1–2
China Ho-Pin Tung[6] 1
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[7] 2–4
Malaysia Weiron Tan[5] 3–4
Malaysia Afiq Yazid[5] 3–4
8 France Thomas Laurent[6] All
United Kingdom Harrison Newey[6] All
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi[6] All
Portugal Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 25 Netherlands Ate de Jong[4] All
Australia Dean Koutsoumidis[4] All
Canada John Graham[4] 1, 3–4
Philippines Eurasia Motorsport[8] Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 33 Hong Kong Alex Au[4] 1
Japan Keiko Ihara[4] 1
Australia Scott Andrews[7] 2
Estonia Marko Asmer[7] 2, 4
Japan Yoshiharu Mori[7] 2
Malaysia Nabil Jeffri[9] 4
Australia Jake Parsons[9] 4
China BBT Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 37 Brazil Pipo Derani[4] All
China Anthony Liu[4] All
Italy Davide Rizzo[4] All

LMP3[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine No. Drivers Rounds
Hong Kong WIN Motorsport[8] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 1 United Kingdom Richard Bradley[4] All
France Philippe Descombes[4] All
Hong Kong William Lok[4] All
China Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota[6] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 6 United States Patrick Byrne[6] All
United States Guy Cosmo[6] All
France Gabriel Aubry[5] 3–4
Taiwan Taiwan Beer GH Motorsport Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 11 Taiwan Hanss Lin[4] All
Hong Kong Shaun Thong[4] 1–2, 4
China Ye Hongli[7] 2–3
Australia Scott Andrews[5] 3
Hong Kong KCMG Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 18 Australia Josh Burdon[4] All
Italy Louis Prette[4] All
China Neric Wei[4] All
Malaysia Viper Niza Racing Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 65 Malaysia Dominic Ang[4] All
Malaysia Douglas Khoo[4] All
United Kingdom James Winslow[7] 2
United Kingdom Nigel Moore 3–4
Japan TKS[7] Ginetta-Juno LMP3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 99 Japan Yuta Kamimura[7] 2
Japan Shinyo Sano[7] 2
Japan Takuya Shirasaka[7] 2

GT and GT Cup[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Class No. Drivers Rounds
China TianShi Racing Team Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 GT3 66 China Weian Chen[4] All
Italy Max Wiser[4] All
China Peng Liu[4] 1–2
Hong Kong Alex Au[5] 3
Australia Mitchell Gilbert[9] 4
New Zealand Team NZ Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTC 77 New Zealand Will Bamber[5] 3–4
New Zealand Graeme Dowsett[5] 3–4
Republic of Ireland John Curran[5] 3
Malaysia Alif Hamdan[9] 4
Taiwan FIST-Team AAI Mercedes-AMG GT3 1
Ferrari 488 GT3 2–4
Mercedes-AMG 4.0 L M178 twin-turbo V8 1
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 2–4
GT3 90 United Kingdom Ollie Millroy[4] All
China Lam Yu[4] 1–3
Italy Raffaele Marciello[4] 1
Italy Marco Cioci[7] 2–3
Thailand Bhurit Bhirombhakdi[9] 4
Thailand Sarun Sereethoranakul[9] 4
BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 GT3 91 Taiwan Jun-San Chen[4] All
Finland Jesse Krohn[4] All
Australia Chaz Mostert[4] 1–3
Finland Markus Palttala[9] 4
Icon Class
GT3 GT3 Cars
GTC GT Cup Cars

Results[edit]

Bold indicates overall winner.

Rnd. Circuit LMP2 Winning Team LMP3 Winning Team GT Winning Team GT Cup Winning Team
LMP2 Winning Drivers LMP3 Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers GT Cup Winning Drivers
1 Zhuhai China No. 8 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Hong Kong No. 18 KCMG Taiwan No. 91 FIST-Team AAI No entries
France Thomas Laurent
United Kingdom Harrison Newey
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
Australia Josh Burdon
Italy Louis Prette
China Neric Wei
Taiwan Jun-San Chen
Finland Jesse Krohn
Australia Chaz Mostert
2 Fuji China No. 8 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota China No. 6 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Taiwan No. 90 FIST-Team AAI No entries
France Thomas Laurent
United Kingdom Harrison Newey
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
United States Patrick Byrne
United States Guy Cosmo
Italy Marco Cioci
United Kingdom Ollie Millroy
China Lam Yu
3 Buriram China No. 7 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Hong Kong No. 18 KCMG Taiwan No. 91 FIST-Team AAI New Zealand No. 77 Team NZ
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar
Malaysia Weiron Tan
Malaysia Afiq Yazid
Australia Josh Burdon
Italy Louis Prette
China Neric Wei
Taiwan Jun-San Chen
Finland Jesse Krohn
Australia Chaz Mostert
New Zealand Will Bamber
Republic of Ireland John Curran
New Zealand Graeme Dowsett
4 Sepang China No. 8 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota China No. 6 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Taiwan No. 91 FIST-Team AAI New Zealand No. 77 Team NZ
France Thomas Laurent
United Kingdom Harrison Newey
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
France Gabriel Aubry
United States Patrick Byrne
United States Guy Cosmo
Taiwan Jun-San Chen
Finland Jesse Krohn
Finland Markus Palttala
New Zealand Will Bamber
New Zealand Graeme Dowsett
Malaysia Alif Hamdan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asian LMS Announces Significant Changes For 2017/18 Season". dailysportscar.com. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  2. ^ 2017/2018 ASIAN LE MANS (29 October 2016). "2017/2018 ASIAN LE MANS: MOVING FORWARD". 2017/2018 ASIAN LE MANS. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "ARC Bratislava LMP2 Programme Sees Greaves Motorsport Return To The Fray". dailysportscar.com. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "4 Hours of Zhuhai - Asian Le Mans Series 2017-2018 - Final results Qualifying" (PDF). Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "6 Hours of Buriram - Asian Le Mans Series 2017-2018 - Final results Qualifying" (PDF). Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kilshaw, Jake (25 October 2017). "DC Racing Reveals Three-Car Asian LMS Lineup". sportscar365.com. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "4 Hours of Fuji - Asian Le Mans Series 2017-2018 - Final results Qualifying" (PDF). Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Eurasia & WIN Motorsport Confirm Asian Le Mans Series Entries". dailysportscar.com. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "4 Hours of Sepang - Asian Le Mans Series 2017-2018 - Final results Qualifying" (PDF). Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 

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