Dubai-based GPX Racing have opted not to the up the automatic invitation fo the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours the team earned with their runner-up spot in the GT class standings in the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series.
The decision is understood to be entirely unconnected with the team’s initial appeal against the Yas Marina win for title rivals Precote Herbert Motorsport, an Appel that GPX withdrew yesterday, confirming them as runners up in the standings.
GPX are in a busy period of transition for the team after a hectic few weeks that have included not only the quick-fire Asian Le Mans Series, but also a winning run at the 2021 Dubai 24H in January, the team now concluding the preparations for their transition to new team service providers ART for the coming season.
With the deadline to submit a formal Le Mans entry today, GPX is understood to be the only Asian LMS GT auto invitation winning team to have decided not to submit an entry.
Pierre-Brice Mena, Team Principal: “Le Mans is still one of GPX Racing’s objectives, but as things stand at present, we feel that we don’t have the right package. It would be a hasty decision that would not allow us to be at the start in the kind of conditions we desire. There are too many unknowns to plan the project in keeping with our standards. Quite simply, it’s not the best moment. We’re convinced there will be other opportunities so we still have to be a little patient!”