2017/2018 Asian Le Mans: Moving forward

The Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup open to LMP3, CN and GT Cup cars

After a first season held over three events in Sepang this year, the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup will come back to Sepang next year with some changes.

The newest ACO series in Asia open to LMP3, CN and GT Cup cars will evolve from 3 to 4 events of two 60’ race each to be held from April to August at the Sepang International Circuit.

In order to keep adapting to the customers needs a Pro/Am and Am classifications will be introduced.

Calendar*

7/9 April 2017 (Sepang, Malaysia)
5/7 May 2017 (Sepang, Malaysia)
21/23 July 2017 (Sepang, Malaysia)
18/20 August 2017 (Sepang, Malaysia)

*Provisional until FIA approval

Launch of the LMP3 Asian Le Mans Challenge

In order to strengthen the teams’ LMP3 business model and racing opportunities in Asia it has been decided to create a global LMP3 classification combining both the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup and Asian Le Mans Series. This comprehensive platform for LMP3 teams mixing Sprint and Endurance racing (9 events and 13 races) will include team and driver classifications.

A brochure including further details and incentive package will be released soon.

2017/2018 Asian Le Mans Series

After a promising 2015/2016 Asian Le Mans Series relaunch and a consistent 30 car grid for the 2016/2017 season it is has been decided:

To move from a 4 to a 5 event calendar for next year.
To return to China and race twice in this country
To visit a new circuit

Calendar*

Zhejiang, China: 5/7 or 13/15 October 2017 (TBC)
Zhuhai, China: 27/29 October 2017
Fuji, Japan: 1/3 December 2017
Buriram, Thailand: 5/7 January 2018
Sepang, Malaysia: 19/21 January 2018

*Provisional until FIA approval

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