The 2018–19 Asian Le Mans Series was the seventh season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's Asian Le Mans Series. It is the fourth 24 Hours of Le Mans-based series created by the ACO, following the American Le Mans Series (since merged with the Rolex Sports Car Series to form the United SportsCar Championship), the European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The four-event season began at the Shanghai International Circuit on 25 November 2018 and ended at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor on 24 February 2019.[1]

Calendar

The calendar for the 2018–2019 season was announced on 3 February 2018, featuring four FIA Grade 1 circuits.[1] The series returned to the Shanghai International Circuit for the first time since the 2014 season, with the venue replacing the Zhuhai International Circuit as the opening round of the season.

Rnd Race Circuit Location Date
1 4 Hours of Shanghai China Shanghai International Circuit Shanghai, China 25 November 2018
2 4 Hours of Fuji Japan Fuji Speedway Oyama, Japan 9 December 2018
3 4 Hours of Buriram Thailand Chang International Circuit Buriram, Thailand 12 January 2019
4 4 Hours of Sepang Malaysia Sepang International Circuit Selangor, Malaysia 24 February 2019

Entry list

LMP2

Entrant/Team Car Engine Class No. Drivers Rounds
China Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport[2] Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 1 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[2] 1
Malaysia Nabil Jeffri[2] 1
Malaysia Weiron Tan[2] 1
Slovakia ARC Bratislava[2] Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 Am 4 United Kingdom Darren Burke[2] All
Slovakia Miro Konopka[2] All
China Kang Ling[2] All
Switzerland Spirit of Race[3] Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 8 Brazil Pipo Derani[3] 1–2, 4
France Côme Ledogar[3] 1–2, 4
Sweden Alexander West[3] 1–2, 4
United States United Autosports[4] Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 P2 22 United Kingdom Phil Hanson[5] All
United Kingdom Paul di Resta[5] All
Am 23 United States Patrick Byrne[6] All
United States Guy Cosmo[6] All
Turkey Salih Yoluç[6] All
Portugal Algarve Pro Racing[7] Ligier JS P2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 P2 24 Netherlands Ate de Jong[7] 1, 3–4
United Kingdom Harrison Newey[7] All
France Andrea Pizzitola[7] All
Am 25 Denmark Anders Fjordbach[7] All
United States Chris McMurry[7] All
United States Mark Patterson[7] All
France Panis Barthez Competition[8] Ligier JS P2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 P2 35 France François Heriau[8] All
France Matthieu Lahaye[8] All
France Jean-Baptiste Lahaye[8] 1, 3–4
Icon Class
P2 LMP2
Am LMP2 Am

LMP3

Entrant/Team Car Engine Class No. Drivers Rounds
United States United Autosports[4] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 2 United Kingdom Wayne Boyd[9] All
United Kingdom Chris Buncombe[9] All
Canada Garett Grist[9] All
P3 3 United Kingdom Matthew Bell[10] All
United States Jim McGuire[10] 1, 3–4
Netherlands Kay Van Berlo[10] All
United Kingdom Christian England 2
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen[11] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 7 United Kingdom Nick Adcock[12] All
Denmark Christian Stubbe Olsen[12] All
P3 79 United Kingdom Colin Noble[13] All
United Kingdom Anthony Wells[13] All
Poland Inter Europol Competition[14] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 13 Poland Jakub Smiechowski[14] All
Germany Martin Hippe[14] All
Philippines Eurasia Motorsport[15] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 36 Japan Nobuya Yamanaka[16] All
Australia Aidan Read[16] All
China Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport[2] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 37 Japan Yoshiharu Mori[2] 1
South Korea Hwang Doyun[2] 1
Australia Neale Muston[2] 1
P3 38 China Neric Wei[2] 1
Switzerland Hugo de Sadeleer 1
Australia Jake Parsons 4
Australia Jamie Winslow 4
South Korea Rick Yoon 4
Slovakia ARC Bratislava Ginetta-Juno P3-15 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 44 Australia Neale Muston 4
United Kingdom Michael Simpson 4
Japan N24[2][N 1]
R24[2][N 1]
Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 50 Belgium Sarah Bovy[2] 1
Netherlands Stéphane Kox[2] 1, 3
Japan Marie Iwaoka[2] 1–3
Japan Anna Inotsume 2
United Kingdom Katherine Legge 4
Denmark Michelle Gatting 4
France Margot Laffite 4
Malaysia Viper Niza Racing[2] Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50 5.0 L V8 P3 65 Malaysia Douglas Khoo[2] All
United Kingdom Nigel Moore[2] All
Icon Class
P3 LMP3

GT

Entrant/Team Car Engine Class No. Drivers Rounds
United Kingdom Red River Sport by TF Sport[17] Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 GT Am 5 United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem[17] All
United Kingdom Bonamy Grimes[17] 1–3
United Kingdom Ivor Dunbar[17] 2–4
Japan CarGuy Racing[18] Ferrari 488 GT3 Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 GT 11 United Kingdom James Calado[18] All
Japan Kei Cozzolino[18] All
Japan Takeshi Kimura[18] All
New Zealand Earl Bamber Motorsport[19] Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTC 12 Chinese Taipei Jeffrey Chiang[19] 1
New Zealand Graeme Dowsett[19] 1
New Zealand Will Bamber[19] 1
Hong Kong Modena Motorsports[19] Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTC 16 France Philippe Descombes[19] 1
Denmark Benny Simonsen[19] 1
Hong Kong OpenRoad Racing[19] Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTC 21 Netherlands Francis Tjia[19] 1
Indonesia Michael S.[19] 1
Switzerland Spirit of Race[20] Ferrari 488 GT3 Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 GT 51 Puerto Rico Francesco Piovanetti[20] All
Brazil Oswaldo Negri Jr.[20] All
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi[20] All
Malaysia EKS Motorsports[19] Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTC 59 China Bao Jinlong[19] 1
China Daniel Lu[19] 1
China TianShi Racing Team by Anstone Racing[21][N 2]
Audi Sport Customer Racing Asia by TSRT[2][N 2]
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Mercedes-Benz 6.2 L V8 GT Am 66 China Xu Wei[22] 1
Italy Max Wiser[22] 1
Audi R8 LMS 1
Audi R8 LMS Evo 4
Audi 5.2 L V10 GT Am 66 China Xu Wei[22] 2
Italy Max Wiser[22] 2–4
China Zhang Ya Qi[22] 2–4
Macau Lo Kai Fung 3
China Qi Peiwen 4
GT 88 Belgium Dries Vanthoor[22] 1–2, 4
China Chen (David) Weian[22] All
China Dennis Zhang[22] 1
China Anthony Liu 2
Hong Kong Alex Au 3
France Jean-Karl Vernay 3
China Xu Wei[22] 4
Icon Class
GT GT3
GT Am GT3 Am
GTC GT Cup

Results

Bold indicates overall winner.

Rnd. Circuit LMP2 Winning Team LMP3 Winning Team GT Winning Team GT Cup Winning Team Results
LMP2 Winning Drivers LMP3 Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers GT Cup Winning Drivers
1 China Shanghai Switzerland No. 8 Spirit of Race Poland No. 13 Inter Europol Competition Japan No. 11 CarGuy Racing Hong Kong No. 16 Modena Motorsports Report
Brazil Pipo Derani
France Côme Ledogar
Sweden Alexander West
Germany Martin Hippe
Poland Jakub Smiechowski
United Kingdom James Calado
Japan Kei Cozzolino
Japan Takeshi Kimura
France Philippe Descombes
Denmark Benny Simonsen
2 Japan Fuji Portugal No. 24 Algarve Pro Racing United States No. 3 United Autosports Japan No. 11 CarGuy Racing No Entrants Report
United Kingdom Harrison Newey
France Andrea Pizzitola
United Kingdom Matthew Bell
Netherlands Kay Van Berlo
United Kingdom Christian England
United Kingdom James Calado
Japan Kei Cozzolino
Japan Takeshi Kimura
3 Thailand Buriram United States No. 22 United Autosports United States No. 2 United Autosports Japan No. 11 CarGuy Racing Report
United Kingdom Phil Hanson
United Kingdom Paul di Resta
United Kingdom Wayne Boyd
United Kingdom Chris Buncombe
Canada Garett Grist
United Kingdom James Calado
Japan Kei Cozzolino
Japan Takeshi Kimura
4 Malaysia Sepang Portugal No. 24 Algarve Pro Racing Poland No. 13 Inter Europol Competition Japan No. 11 CarGuy Racing Report
Netherlands Ate de Jong
United Kingdom Harrison Newey
France Andrea Pizzitola
Germany Martin Hippe
Poland Jakub Smiechowski
United Kingdom James Calado
Japan Kei Cozzolino
Japan Takeshi Kimura

Teams Championships

Points are awarded according to the following structure:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Other Pole
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 0.5 1

LMP2 Teams Championship

Pos. Team Car SHA
China
FUJ
Japan
CHA
Thailand
SEP
Malaysia
Points
1 United States #22 United Autosports Ligier JS P2 2 2 1 2 80
2 Portugal #24 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P2 Ret 1 2 1 69
3 Slovakia #4 ARC Bratislava Ligier JS P2 4 3 4 4 51
4 France #35 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JS P2 6 4 3 3 50
5 Switzerland #8 Spirit of Race Ligier JS P2 1 6 5 45
6 United States #23 United Autosports Ligier JS P2 3 5 6 Ret 33
7 Portugal #25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P2 5 7 5 Ret 26
8 China #1 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport Oreca 05 Ret 0
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole



LMP2 Am Teams Championship



LMP3 Teams Championship

Pos. Team Car SHA
China
FUJ
Japan
CHA
Thailand
SEP
Malaysia
Points
1 Poland #13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P3 1 2 2 1 87
2 United States #2 United Autosports Ligier JS P3 2 5 1 3 70
3 United Kingdom #79 Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Ligier JS P3 4 3 3 4 54
4 United States #3 United Autosports Ligier JS P3 6 1 5 5 53
5 United Kingdom #7 Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Ligier JS P3 5 4 4 2 52
6 Philippines #36 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JS P3 3 Ret 6 6 31
7 Malaysia #65 Viper Niza Racing Ligier JS P3 8 6 8 7 23
8 Japan #50 R24 Ligier JS P3 7 7 7 8 22
9 China #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport Ligier JS P3 9 10 3
10 Slovakia #44 ARC Bratislava Ginetta-Juno P3-15 9 2
11 China #37 Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport Ligier JS P3 DSQ 0
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole

GT Teams Championship

Pos. Team Car SHA
China
FUJ
Japan
CHA
Thailand
SEP
Malaysia
Points
1 Japan #11 CarGuy Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 1 1 1 1 101
2 Switzerland #51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3 2 2 3 3 67
3 China #88 TianShi Racing Team Audi R8 LMS
Audi R8 LMS Evo
Ret 4 2 2 50
4 China #66 TianShi Racing Team Mercedes-AMG GT3
Audi R8 LMS
Audi R8 LMS Evo
4 3 4 Ret 39
5 United Kingdom #5 Red River Sport by TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 3 5 Ret 4 37
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole



GT Am Teams Championship



GTC Teams Championship

Pos. Team Car SHA
China
FUJ
Japan
CHA
Thailand
SEP
Malaysia
Points
1 Hong Kong #16 Modena Motorsports Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 1 26
2 Malaysia #59 EKS Motorsports Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 2 18
3 Hong Kong #21 OpenRoad Racing Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 3 15
4 New Zealand #12 Earl Bamber Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Ret 0
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole

Driver's championships

Points are awarded according to the following structure:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Other Pole
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 0.5 1


LMP2 Drivers Championship



LMP2 Am Drivers Championship



LMP3 Drivers Championship



GT Drivers Championship



GT Am Drivers Championship



GTC Drivers Championship



Notes

  1. ^ a b Car No. 50 entered as N24 at Rounds 1 and 2 and as R24 at Rounds 3 and 4
  2. ^ a b Car No. 66 entered as TianShi Racing Team by Anstone Racing with Mercedes-AMG GT3. Cars No. 66 and No. 88 entered as Audi Sport Customer Racing Asia by TSRT with 2 Audi R8 LMS.

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