Asian Le Mans announces 31-car grid

The 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series has received 31 entries i

The 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series has received 31 entries

A field of 15 prototypes and 16 GT cars have entered for the Asian Le Mans Series which kicks off its 2016-2017 season at Zhuhai, China next month.

The 31-strong field has grown from 20 cars which comprised the grid last season with the prototype field including 4 LMP2 cars, 10 LMP3-spec runners and a single CN machine.

Legendary Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan has entered an Oreca Nissan 03R in LMP2 and a Ligier JS P3.

Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent are confirmed as the drivers for the Chan DC Racing LMP2 entry while the squad is yet to confirm a partner for David Cheng in the LMP3 car.

In the GT ranks, 15 of the 16 cars see GT3 machinery tackle the series.

Cyrille Taesch Wahlen, Asian Le Mans Series managing director said: “I am very happy that we have such an impressive full season entry list for what will only be the second season of the Asian Le Mans Series since the ACO took over 18 months ago.

“The development of our activities in Asia clearly makes sense and meets a demand.

“Furthermore, having such a balance between prototypes and GT cars is perfect because this is exactly what Le Mans is about.”

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2016/2017 Asian Le Mans Series calendar

Round 1: October 28-30, Zhuhai, China.

Round 2: December 2-4, Fuji, Japan.

Round 3: January 6-8, Buriram, Thailand.

Round 4: January 20-22, Sepang, Malaysia.



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