2017–18 Asian Le Mans Series

2017–18 Asian Le Mans Series
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The 2017–18 Asian Le Mans Series was the sixth season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's Asian Le Mans Series. It is the fourth 24 Hours of Le Mans-based series created by the ACO, following the American Le Mans Series (since merged with the Rolex Sports Car Series to form the United SportsCar Championship), the European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The season began at the Zhuhai International Circuit in October 2017 and ended at Sepang International Circuit in Selangor on 4 February 2018.[1]

CalendarEdit

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

Entry listEdit

LMP2Edit

Entrant/Team Car Engine Class No. Drivers Rounds
  ARC Bratislava[3] Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 4   Konstantīns Calko[4] All
  Miroslav Konopka[4] All
  Rik Breukers[4] 1–2
  Gustavo Yacamán[5] 3
  Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota[6] Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 7   David Cheng[6] 1–2
  Ho-Pin Tung[6] 1
  Jazeman Jaafar[7] 2–4
  Weiron Tan[5] 3–4
  Afiq Yazid[5] 3–4
P2 8   Thomas Laurent[6] All
  Harrison Newey[6] All
  Stéphane Richelmi[6] All
  Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 25   Ate de Jong[4] All
  Dean Koutsoumidis[4] All
  John Graham[4] 1, 3–4
  Eurasia Motorsport[8] Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 33   Alex Au[4] 1
  Keiko Ihara[4] 1
  Scott Andrews[7] 2
  Marko Asmer[7] 2, 4
  Yoshiharu Mori[7] 2
  Nabil Jeffri[9] 4
  Jake Parsons[9] 4
  BBT Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 37   Pipo Derani[4] All
  Anthony Liu[4] All
  Davide Rizzo[4] All
Icon Class
P2 LMP2

LMP3Edit

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

GT and GT CupEdit

Entrant/Team Car Engine Class No. Drivers Rounds
  TianShi Racing Team Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 GT3 Am 66   Weian Chen[4] All
  Max Wiser[4] All
  Peng Liu[4] 1–2
  Alex Au[5] 3
  Mitchell Gilbert[9] 4
  Team NZ Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTC 77   Will Bamber[5] 3–4
  Graeme Dowsett[5] 3–4
  John Curran[5] 3
  Alif Hamdan[9] 4
  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   Ollie Millroy[4] All
  Lam Yu[4] 1–3
  Raffaele Marciello[4] 1
  Marco Cioci[7] 2–3
  Bhurit Bhirombhakdi[9] 4
  Sarun Sereethoranakul[9] 4
BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 GT3 91   Jun-San Chen[4] All
  Jesse Krohn[4] All
  Chaz Mostert[4] 1–3
  Markus Palttala[9] 4
Icon Class
GT3 GT3
GT3 Am GT3 Am
GTC GT Cup

ResultsEdit

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   No. 8 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota   No. 18 KCMG   No. 91 FIST-Team AAI No entries
  Thomas Laurent
  Harrison Newey
  Stéphane Richelmi
  Josh Burdon
  Louis Prette
  Neric Wei
  Jun-San Chen
  Jesse Krohn
  Chaz Mostert
2 Fuji   No. 8 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota   No. 6 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota   No. 90 FIST-Team AAI No entries
  Thomas Laurent
  Harrison Newey
  Stéphane Richelmi
  Patrick Byrne
  Guy Cosmo
  Marco Cioci
  Ollie Millroy
  Lam Yu
3 Buriram   No. 7 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota   No. 18 KCMG   No. 91 FIST-Team AAI   No. 77 Team NZ
  Jazeman Jaafar
  Weiron Tan
  Afiq Yazid
  Josh Burdon
  Louis Prette
  Neric Wei
  Jun-San Chen
  Jesse Krohn
  Chaz Mostert
  Will Bamber
  John Curran
  Graeme Dowsett
4 Sepang   No. 8 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota   No. 6 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota   No. 91 FIST-Team AAI   No. 77 Team NZ
  Thomas Laurent
  Harrison Newey
  Stéphane Richelmi
  Gabriel Aubry
  Patrick Byrne
  Guy Cosmo
  Jun-San Chen
  Jesse Krohn
  Markus Palttala
  Will Bamber
  Graeme Dowsett
  Alif Hamdan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asian LMS Announces Significant Changes For 2017/18 Season". dailysportscar.com. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b "Eurasia & WIN Motorsport Confirm Asian Le Mans Series Entries". dailysportscar.com. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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