Fuji Ready To Rumble With Asian Le Mans: Watch Qualifying LIVE
After an exciting opening round at the Zhuhai International Circuit, the Asian Le Mans Series moves to Japan for round 2 – the 4 Hours of Fuji. Held at the base of Mount Fuji, the teams will be greeted by somewhat cooler temperatures than they enjoyed in Zhuhai.
New cars and drivers
In the premiere LMP2 category, Eurasia Motorsport will have a completely new line up in their Ligier JSP2. Japanese driver Yoshiharu Mori will be joined by Marko Asmer and Australian driver Scott Andrews.
A regular on the European Le Mans circuit, this race will see Scott step up to LMP2 and is another step on his pathway to racing at the highest level of international sportscar racing.
In LMP3, Australian based British driver James Winslow will join Douglas Khoo and Dominic Ang in the Viper Niza Racing Ligier JSP3. James won the FRD LMP3 Championship with Craft Bamboo Racing earlier this year.
Round 1 GT Class winners Team AAI will have a different look this weekend as they run a Ferrari 488 GT3 this weekend. The team had planned to run the Ferrari in the opening round, however were not able to get the car prepared in time. Regular drivers Ollie Millroy and Lam Yu will be joined by Italian gold rated driver Marco Cioci. Marco has previously won races in the Asian Le Mans Series with Spirit of Race so should be a strong addition to an already strong team.
New team – Japanese team TKS returns:
Reigning Asian Le Mans Series GT Cup Champions TKS will join the Series with a Ginetta LMP3. The team with lead driver Shiyno Sano finished runner-up with this car in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup earlier this year. They finished second in the Championship behind WIN Motorsport who is also racing in the LMP3 class for the 2017/18 Series.
In addition to the Sprint Cup, WIN Motorsport and TKS also raced at the famed Le Mans circuit earlier this year. Racing in the Road to Le Mans support races to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, they both scored top ten finishes – an impressive effort on the debut at the circuit and up against some of the world’s best LMP3 teams.
Qualifying for the 4 Hours of Fuji will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:20 AEDT you can watch the action live right here via In Pit Lane.COM