For the new season of the Asian Le Mans Series, the provisional grid is split equally between 24 prototypes (nine LMP2s and 15 LMP3s) and 24 GT3s.
Pierre FILLON, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “The Asian Le Mans Series is poised for one of its most amazing seasons yet. With a record-breaking field of 48 cars in 2023, we are in for some fierce competition! The series is of vital importance for the ACO and the variety of marques entered this season proves just how attractive it is. See you on 10 February when the flag will be lowered to launch the championship!”
Frédéric Lequien, CEO, ALMEM and LMEM: “It is fantastic to see the Asian Le Mans Series go from strength to strength. What is particularly pleasing is the growth in prototype entries, opening this class of racing to a new region and a new audience. I look forward to what I am sure will be a stellar season!”
The 2023 season will mark the return of a number of Asian teams who have already triumphed in the past. 2018/2019 GT champions CarGuy will return with their #57 Ferrari 488 GT3 as will 2019/2020 champions Hub Auto Racing, fielding their Mercedes AMG GT3. HubAuto Racing remains the only Asian team to have secured pole in the LMGTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As was the case in 2022, seven different manufacturers will be represented in the GT class. Lamborghini will return to the series with a Huracan GT3 EVO driven by a new team: Leipert Motorsport.
In all, there will be five Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3s, a BMW M4 GT3, four Ferrari 488 GT3s, a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO, three McLaren 720S GT3s, five Mercedes AMG GT3s and five Porsche 911 GT3 Rs.
The Asian Le Mans Series draws teams and drivers from all over the world with a total of 33 teams of 13 different nationalities.
It's an intensive season for the competitors as the championship takes place over just two weeks, with the Asian Le Mans Series returning to the United Arab Emirates. The four races will be run from 11 to 19 February 2023. The races will last four hours and will be held at the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit, with a mixture of day and night races.
Race 1 – Saturday 11 February 2023, Dubaï Autodrome
Race 2 – Sunday 12 February 2023, Dubaï Autodrome
Race 3 – Saturday 18 February 2023, Yas Marina Circuit
Race 4 – Sunday 19 February 2023, Yas Marina Circuit
The full entry list including drivers will be published before the start of the season.
See the Asian Le Mans Series website for details.