Excitement builds ahead of Asian Le Mans Series opener tomorrow

Friday, December 01, 2023


Kicking off its first race of their new race season this weekend is of the Asian Le Mans Series as they conduct their first double header race weekend of their 2023-24 season around the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia.

Two Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 powered crews from both the TF Sport and D’Station Racing teams are included amongst the capacity thirty-nine car entry with twenty-three GT3 crews fulling the bulk of the grid for this opening weekend of a five-race season.

The D’Station Racing team arrive perhaps the strongest of the Aston Martin pairings as their World Endurance Championship driver line up of Satoshi Hoshino, Tomonobu Fujii and Casper Stevenson will compete within their #77 car whilst the #95 TF Sport entry will field their European Le Mans Series drivers of John Hartshorne, Ben Tuck and Jonny Adam.

After two private testing sessions at the circuit yesterday and two further Free Practice sessions today, the #77 car has been consistently the faster of the two over the four sessions but has only just been able to penetrate into the top ten in class.

Tomorrow morning sees the first Qualifying sessions of the weekend, just hours ahead of the opening four-hour race later in the afternoon with the second leg of the double header in quick succession just twenty-four hours later on Sunday.

Like any series of motorsport – practice is one thing but racing is something entirely different!!

Photo credits – TF Sport / Andrew Lofthouse / D’Station Racing
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