New competition offers Asian Le Mans Series drive
A new competition to place three experienced racers in a fully-funded Asian Le Mans Series entry will open for entries next month.
The Race To Le Mans program is an initiative of overseas-based Australian driver trainer Ash Miller, and is designed to further the ambition of skilled drivers who lack the funding to progress their career.
The competition is divided into three categories, with drives also available in the 2019 Australian Prototype Series (APS) and 2019 Australian Formula Ford Series.
The Pro category will see three drivers of significant experience selected to drive an LMP3 car in the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series (endurance series).
An amateur will earn the APS drive and the ‘Rookie’ category offers the Formula Ford drive.
“Motorsport at these elite levels is often out of reach for average person; many factors keep so many potential stars on the sidelines,” said Miller.
“The need for funding and the infrastructure to prepare race cars are just a couple of the hurdles they face.
“There are countless people out there who want to become racing drivers, but don’t know how to become involved.
“Likewise, there are also others who are already involved in the sport and have plenty of natural ability, but facing that all-too-common circumstance of their careers to be cut short due to a lack of financial resources.
“The Race To Le Mans competition presents an opportunity for all comers, regardless of skill level or previous experience, to go head-to-head in real race cars and test their ability against others at an affordable price, with standout individuals scoring a fully-funded, arrive-and-drive deal in a national and international categories.
“For anyone who has long dreamed of taking that step into competitive racing machinery, or for current talent looking to further their career, this is the ultimate opportunity.”
Qualifying events for Race To Le Mans will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, with the final taking place in New South Wales.
The qualifying process will run from May to July 2018.
Further details will be announced when entries open in mid-October.