The 2023/24 Asian Le Mans Series launches into action this weekend, with Earl Bamber and Brendon Leitch confirmed for the opening two rounds at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
Bamber’s Earl Bamber Motorsport will field two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs for the rounds, with the Kiwi icon getting behind the wheel of the #84 entry he’ll share with Adrian D’Silva and Kerong Li.
Leipert Motorsport will contest in the grid’s sole Lamborghini, with Super Trofeo Europe champion Leitch joined by Gabriel Rindone and Marco Mapell in the #19 Huracan GT3 Evo 2.
Three classes will run in the two four-hour races, consisting of a 39-strong grid of 117 drivers from around the world.
The LMP2 class is made up of 11 entries that include the likes of former Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin and World Endurance Championship competitor Loius Deletraz.
Five LMP3 cars complement the field, topped up by an impressive 23 GT entries, including four from Ferrari AF Corse.
Supercars star Broc Feeney will also be in action, competing for Triple Eight Race Engineering alongside Prince Jefri Ibrahim and Luca Stolz in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO.
The Asian Le Mans Series will then take a two-month break before returning for Round 3 in Dubai on February 4, followed by the final two rounds in Abu Dhabi the following weekend.
All racing will be live-streamed on motorsport.tv, with qualifying in Malaysia set for 2.50 pm (NZ time) on Saturday, followed by Race 1 at 6.45 pm that evening and Race 2 at the same time on Sunday.