The Asian Le Mans Series will expand to a six-race calendar for the 2024-25 season, with double-headers at Sepang, Dubai Autodrome, and Yas Marina.

By Nida Anis

After a consultation with teams, Asian Le Mans Series organisers decided to increase the number of races from five to six for the 2024-25 season by adding a second four-hour race to the Dubai weekend at the beginning of February.

The season opener of the championship will take place at Sepang International Circuit for the second year in a row. The 15-corner, 5.543-kilometre-long Grand Prix circuit offers a unique technical challenge for teams and drivers.

The championship will then move to the United Arab Emirates for back-to-back events at the beginning of February. A two-race event will be held at Dubai Autodrome on the 7-9 February, before the series moves to Abu Dhabi for the season finale at Yas Marina.

“Diversity and high calibre of entries” integral to Asian Le Mans Series

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, commented on the 2024-25 calendar. “The Asian Le Mans Series continues to develop, attracting a larger field of competitors every year. The diversity and high calibre of entries make the series essential viewing.

“To underpin its development, and in full consultation with the competitors, we are delighted to announce a denser and more attractive calendar,” he said. “This format, featuring two races per weekend, is appreciated by fans and competitors alike.

“We look forward to seeing you in Sepang in December for another action-packed season of this series!”

Frédéric Lequien, ALMEM and LMEM CEO, also shared his thoughts on the new calendar. “The Asian Le Mans Series continues to grow, with over 40 cars taking part last season,” he said. “After consulting with the teams, a sixth race has been added while keeping the three-event format that proved to be popular with the teams and fans alike.

“The calendar also reflects the desire to ensure that there is no clash with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, allowing the teams that wish to compete in both series the ability to do so. We are really looking forward to another great season of action-packed racing in the Asian Le Mans Series.”

Stéphane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group Founder & CEO, added, “The Asian Le Mans Series’ impressive 2023-24 season and Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia Powered by AWS’s own capacity entry are both proof of motorsport’s boom period across the continent.

“Stability and an attractive platform have both been key to the ACO championship’s success. I have no doubt that many of the GT teams and drivers who spend the summer with us will increase their programmes to include a winter in Sepang, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai – just as many already do.

“SRO will continue to support these endeavours by providing behind-the-scenes assistance, and also avoiding clashes between events.”

2024-25 Asian Le Mans Series calendar

  • Rounds 1 & 2: 6-8 December 2024, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
  • Rounds 3 & 4: 7-9 February 2025, Dubai Autodrome, UAE
  • Rounds 5 & 6: 14-16 February 2025, Yas Marina Circuit, UAE

Header photo credit: Asian Le Mans Series

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