A mighty FIVE Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3s due at the Asian Le Mans Series in 2023 (Updated)

Friday, December 02, 2022

It has been another mighty few days for various Aston Martin Racing powered teams this week as entry confirmations have been landing in their in-boxes ahead of next year’s Asian Le Mans Series.

We have already warmly received the news that the D’Station Racing team from Japan will again be making that long trip to the Middle East for the quick fire, four round series together again with their long-standing friends at TF Sport.

That news was backed up yesterday with the news that the recently announced Viper Niza team from Malaysia will also be joining the fray with their new AMR Vantage GT3 and that that news again has been bolstered by the fact that both Bullitt Racing and a further TF Sport entry have been confirmed, bringing the GT3 class grid up to twenty-four cars with five of them being Aston Martin’s.

Although with all news obviously gratefully received, some of these announcements have still left the detail of driver crews blank with only TF Sport confirming the return of John Hartshorne, Henrique Chaves and Jonny Adam to the list to carry on from where they all left off within the Asian Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series of this season gone.

The Spanish based Bullitt Racing team have released no names but it’s probably safe to consider that team boss Stephen Pattrick will be amongst them with Valentin Hasse-Clot posting a cheeky little post upon social media to say he may be saying something as well which may well not be too far off the mark either!

Likewise with the Viper Niza team, we expect team boss Douglas Khoo to be amongst their drivers again as that team complete their AMR transition next weekend at the final round of the Thailand Super Series from the Chang International Circuit alongside their AMR Vantage GT4 supported car. That leaves just the second TF Sport entered car with no names and whilst we could probably make some educated guesses – it is sometimes best simply to wait for the official team confirmation.

UPDATE - TF Sport have now confirmed that their second car relates to a partnership between them and the Asian based Evisu Racing team. Further details will be confirmed in due time.

The Asian Le Mans Series will again run a four-race format – two four-hour races at the Dubai Autodrome over the weekend of the 12th and 13th February before moving just across the border to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for rounds three and four over the weekend of the 18th and 19th February.

A complete entry list is expected closer to the start of the new season.

Photo credits – Teams / Andrew Lofthouse 
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