Asian Le Mans Series: Victory for Algarve Pro Racing at 4 Hours of Fuji
The second round of the 2018/2019 Asian Le Mans Series season took part at Fuji Speedway. Andrea Pizzitola and Harrison Newey claimed an overall victory at 4 Hours of Fuji in the #24 Ligier-Judd LMP2 prototype of Algarve Pro Racing.
They completed 140 laps at 4.563 km long circuit, beating by sixteen seconds the crew of United Autosports in the #22 Ligier-Nissan, driven by Phil Hanson and Paul di Resta. The third-placed #4 Ligier-Nissan of ARC Bratislava completed 138 laps, driven by Miro Konopka, Ling Kang and Darren Burke.
In the LMP3 class, United Autosports took the victory with the #3 Ligier JSP3, driven by Matthew Bell, Kay van Berlo and Christian England. The fight for LMP3 class victory lasted until the last lap.
The #13 Inter Europol Competition’s Ligier finished in the second place, driven by Martin Hippe and Jakub Smiechowski. Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing pair of Antony Wells and Colin Noble took the third place in the #79 Ligier.
The Japanese team Car Guy Racing took the second victory in two races in the GT class with the #11 Ferrari 488 GT3, driven by Takeshi Kimura, Kei Cozzolino and James Calado.
Another Ferrari, the #51 Spirit of Race entry, finished in the second place, driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, Ozz Negri Jr and Francesco Piovanetti. Tian Shi Racing Team’s #66 Audi R8 LMS finished third in the GT class, driven by Xu Wei, Max Wiser and Zhang Ya Qi.
The Asian Le Mans Series now has a break until the third round on January 12 at Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The season will end on February 24 at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
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