LMP3 race winners Lanan Racing look set to commit at least one LMP3 Norma to the 2019/ 2020 Asian Le Mans Series with potential to expand their programme to a second car.
Team Principal Graham Johnson told DSC: “We’re looking at a variety of ways to do this, some as a standalone team, some in concert with others – One thing seems certain though we will be putting together a programme.
“We’ve been a part of the Series before (Lanan were heavily involved in the 2016/17 ARC Bratislava LMP3 programme which very nearly delivered the title to Miro Konopka’s team) and thoroughly enjoyed the race meetings.
“The atmosphere is great, it’s a soft landing for an emerging crew and we think we can make a real impact in the Championship.
“The dates sit well with our European commitments and there’s an opportunity for some really solid track time for drivers on some very interesting tracks.
“Of course we are talking to our current, and some previous, customers, but with a potentially expanded programme I’d be very happy to talk to anyone keen to step up with us.”
Lanan is riding high in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in 2019, leading the Championship standings after a win for their Norma M30 LMP3 car at Paul Ricard in the hands of Mike Benham and Duncan Tappy.
The 2019/ 20 Asian Le Mans Series begins in Shanghai in November, continuing with races at ‘The Bend’ in South Australia in January 2020 and concluding with back to back weekends at Sepang, Malaysia and Buriram in Thailand in February.
Four automatic entries for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2020 will go to the class winners in LMP2 (for the 2017 spec Gibson-engined cis), LMP2 Am (for the earlier LMP2 cars with all-non-pro driver line-ups), LMP3 and GT (for GT3 spec cars).