D'Station Racing AMR latest team to confirm their Asian Le Mans entry

Monday, December 14, 2020

Fresh off the back of a confidence inspiring latest round of the of their national Pirelli Super Taikyu Series from Autopolis at the weekend, Japanese team D’Station Racing AMR have today become the latest team to confirm their participation within next year’s Asian Le Mans Series.

Having raced in the series over the 2019/20 season with their identifiably green liveried AMR Vantage GT3 with good early results for drivers Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii and Ross Gunn in claiming their first race win in the Series at the opening round in Shanghai before moving onto Australia and Malaysia, a calendar clash for Gunn meant that they had to look elsewhere for a competent silver driver before the final round in Buriram, Thailand.

That AMR supplied help came in the form of Tom Gamble but he was unfortunately unable to demonstrate his full capacity within the Series as engine issues cut short their race that weekend but was seemingly still able to display his ‘worth’ as it will be he who will again assist the team in their 2021 full season adventures in the Series alongside team regulars Hoshino and Fujii again as confirmed in today’s announcement.

This time around, the Series has already made an early judgement call to move all of their racing activities for the upcoming season to just one location at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi as the Series crams in four rounds within the calendar month of February in order to avoid any further travel restrictions or embargoes for their interested parties from the ongoing global pandemic.

The team also look forward to welcoming back technical and managerial staff from the Prodrive team for the first time this year having had to resort to distance communications between them for the racing commitments back home in Japan.

This confirmed entry of course joins the two other AMR Vantage GT3 entries already confirmed from UK team TF Sport and is likely not to be the last within the AMR family either such is the attraction of the ALMS in 2021 due to its compact racing calendar and its automatic Le Mans 24Hr invitation for the winning GT3 team!

Gamble has spent 2020 racing an LMP3 car with United Autosport winning the European Le Mans Series LMP3 Championship in the process with co-drivers Wayne Boyd and Rob Weldon.

Photo credits - ALMS / D'Station Racing
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