The Asian Le Mans Series embarks on a new chapter as it moves to the UAE, leaving behind the Sepang International Circuit after two exciting races.

The remaining races are set to unfold at the Dubai Autodrome (Race 3) on February 4, Yas Marina Circuit (Race 4) on February 10, and Yas Marina Circuit again (Race 5) on February 11, 2024.

New Entries and Exciting Driver Changes

In the LMP3 category, GG Classic Cars enter the scene with the debut of the Ligier JS P320, featuring the duo of Fraser Ross and George Nakas.

Dragon Racing adds to the GT class by bringing in the Ferrari 296 GT3, piloted by Rui Andrade, Nicola Marinangeli, and Marco Pulcini.

The LMP2 field witnesses additional entries from Nielsen Racing (#34) with Blake McDonald, Patrick Liddy, and Matt Bell, and COOL Racing (#47) with the trio Alexandre Coigny, Vlad Lomko, and Lorenzo Fluxa.

Driver Changes and Notable Debuts

A shake-up in the driver lineup sees the debut of Will Stevens in the #24 Nielsen Racing LMP2, stepping in for Ferdinand Habsburg during the 4 Hours of Dubai. Habsburg is set to make a return for the final two races at Yas Marina Circuit.

Laurin Heinrich from Germany and Jordan Love from Australia make their Asian Le Mans Series debut, joining Herberth Motorsport and Triple Eight, respectively, adding fresh talent and anticipation to the competition.

Sepang Recap and Championship Standings

The opening round in Sepang brought a mix of drama and triumph. Torrential rain brought an early end to Race 1, with 99 Racing claiming the overall victory in their LMP2 car. COOL Racing dominated the LMP3 class, while Sainteloc Racing navigated the chaos to secure the GT class victory.

Race 2 of Sepang saw Crowdstrike Racing by APR clinch victory in the LMP2 category, CD Sport leading the LMP3 class, and Pure Rxcing claiming the top spot in the GT class.

As the teams enter Round 2, the championship standings are as follows:

Team Standings:

99 Racing (LMP2) – 43 points
Crowdstrike Racing by Algarve Pro (LMP2) – 33 points
AF Corse (LMP2) – 30 points

Driver Standings:

Al Harty Ahmad (Oman) – 43 points
Louis Deletraz (Switzerland) – 43 points
Nikita Mazepin (Russia) – 43 points
The Asian Le Mans Series promises more racing action as it unfolds on the thrilling circuits of the UAE.

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