Winslow enjoys record breaking Asian Le Mans Series return

James Winslow on his way to a lap record at Shanghai

James Winslow on his way to a lap record at Shanghai

Experienced sportscar racer James Winslow made a successful return to the Asian Le Mans Series as he helped Eurasia Motorsport to a podium finish while claiming a new LMP2 lap record.

The Australian-based Brit joined drivers John Hartsthorne and Pu Ju Jin behind the wheel of the Eurasia Motorsport Oreca Nissan LMP for the third round of the Asian Le Mans Series at the Shanghai International circuit.

Having qualified second for the three hour endurance race, Winslow produced a strong final stint in which he set a new LMP2 lap record of 1.41.269s, as the squad came home in second behind OAK Racing’s Ho Pin Tung and David Cheng.

The Shanghai lap record is the second in as a many weeks for Winslow with the former IndyLights driver breaking Allan Simonsen’s 2011 GT3 lap record at Phillip Island behind the wheel of a 2006 Dodge Viper.

Winslow is expected to return behind the wheel of the Equity-One Motorsport Audi R8 for the final round of the Australian GT Championship at New Zealand’s state-of-the-art Highlands Park circuit.

Driving alongside Dean Koutsoumidis, the pair head into next month’s Highlands Park 101 finale in form having dominated the previous round at Sandown.

The two-time Australian F3 champion is gearing up for another title at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours classic after making his debut at the event for Greaves Motorsport this year.