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Asian Le Mans Series Set For Auto Entry Policy Change Next Season

Asian Le Mans Series matches ELMS changes. Auto entries to be linked to entry numbers in LMP2 and GT

The changes to the ELMS regulations that pertain to the number of auto Le Mans entries that will be awarded for the 2021 race will apply also to the 2020/21 Asian Le Mans Series.

For clarity that means:

For LMP2 if there are up to 11 entries then just one auto entry will be awarded to the class Champion;

From 12-17 entries that will rise to two automatic entries for first and second place in the class;

In GT, if 4-7 GT class cars are registered for the full-season it will be a single auto entry for the class winning team;

From 8-11 cars it will be auto entries for the top two teams in the class;

and if 12-15 cars are registered for the season a third entry will go the way of the team that finishes third in the standings;

The LMP3 Championship winning team will again be awarded an auto entry;

The change does not affect the current Asian Le Mans Series.

If the rule had been implemented for this season it would have seen one fewer entry awarded to the combined LMP2/ LMP2 Am grid (a combined total of 11 cars) and one additional entry awarded to the top two teams in GT (9 car full-season entry).