BURIRAM, Thailand (January 11, 2019) – The Asian Le Mans Series has crested over the halfway point as several AERO-liveried machines head to Buriram for Round 3 of competition this weekend.
The 2.83-mile Hermann Tilke-designed Chang International Circuit will host several teams and drivers as the title battle continues into the second half of the Asian Le Mans Series championship.
Currently leading both the LMP2 and LMP2 Am championships, United Autosports will be back with its LMP2 and LMP3 entries and will look for strong results in the final two races of the season. In their iconic red, while and blue AERO livery, LMP2 Class points leaders Phil Hanson and Paul Di Resta are hoping to continue their momentum heading into Buririam.
AERO Sustainable Paint Technology delivers both incredible color range, as well as low weight for the teams as they target performance in the growing four-round Far East championship that has continued to grow year on year with opportunities at the Le Mans 24 Hour up for grabs.
The No. 23 of Guy Cosmo, Patrick Byrne and Salih Yoluc are currently leading the LMP2 Am championship after putting their AERO machine in to victory lane at the season opening racing in Shanghai along with a second place finish in Fuji.
“Buriram is an interesting circuit and one that both Patrick and I are familiar with,” said Cosmo. “We’ve adapted to the Ligier JS P2 well and have been getting more competitive each race. We are leading by just two points so these two remaining rounds require flawless execution to win the championship. We have what it takes to win and we are ready.”
The AERO advantage has also aided the team’s LMP3 entries to sit second and third in the championship standings. Matt Bell, Jim McGuire and Kay van Berlo will once again combine in the No. 3 LMP3 while Wayne Boyd, Garrett Grist and Chris Buncombe will partner in the No. 2 machine.
“Unfortunately, I had to sit out the Fuji round due to a work commitment, so I’m itching to get back into the car,” said McGuire. “I’m trying to keep my focus, work with Matt and Kay on keeping the AERO-painted Ligier JS P3 competitive and have fun at the same time. Thailand should be an interesting place for us. The United Autosports crew always delivers a great car for us drivers, so we’ll show up and push hard and hopefully we can finish on the podium.”
Also coming into the Biriram weekend with the AERO advantage is the Ecurie Ecosse/Neilson Racing dual line up. Colin Noble and Tony well are hoping to improve upon their 10th place Fuji result in their No. 79 AERO LMP3 while Christian Olsen and Nick Adcock are also hoping to best their 11th place Fuji result in the four-hour outing, which will be streamed live at http://www.asianlemansseries.com.
The Asian Le Mans Series weekend kicks off on Friday January 11th with free practice with the four hour race set to go green at 12:00pm local time on Saturday January 12th.