After a hugely successful 2021 Asian Le Mans Series, the Series will return to the UAE for the 2022 season. It will again be contested in an intense two-week period, with all four races being held between the 11th and the 20th of February. There will be two races, each four hours in length, at the Dubai Autodrome and at the Yas Marina Circuit, with a mix of both night and day racing.
There will be many familiar prototypes on the grid with longstanding team ARC Bratislava returning this season in the LMP2 class. GRAFF Racing will be back with a two-car effort, one entry in both LMP2 and LMP3.
DKR Engineering who made their debut last season with Mathieu de Barbuat will team up again with Laurents Hörr with an eye on another LMP3 championship and no doubt an entry into Le Mans 24 2022.
The GT field will be the biggest ever seen in the Asian Le Mans Series and the stage is set for a season full of epic on track battles. Not only will there be 25 GT3 cars on the grid, there will also be seven different GT manufacturers represented in 2022.
YC Panda Racing from China will make their debut with two Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2s with Sport21s Jean-Francois Brunot joining their line-up after a successful Abu Dhabi 12h.
This season will see the debut of the BMW M4 GT3 in ACO racing with Walkenhorst Motorsport entering two of the new machines. There will be two McLaren 720S GT3, two Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2s, three Mercedes AMG GT3s, four Porsche 911 GT3 Rs, six each of the Ferrari 488 GT3 and the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3.
Competing for LMP2 Am honours will be High Class Racing. The Danish team announced last week they will enter an Oreca 07-Gibson and Anders Fjordbach, Dennis Andersen and Kevin Weeda behind the wheel. In LMP3 BHK Motorsport, Konrad Motorsport and Koiranen Kemppi Motorsport will make their Asian Le Mans Series debut.
“This new season of the Asian Le Mans Series looks promising once again. With 39 cars coming from different horizons, the show on track will be exciting. The competitors will be able to battle it out during a fortnight that will see them compete on two circuits, both day and night. See you on February 11th in Dubai to launch this event awaited by the entire endurance world.”
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest
“It is very positive to see such a strong grid for the 2022 Asian Le Mans Series. I would like to congratulate the entire Asian Le Mans Series team who have worked incredibly hard to deliver such a strong grid. I would also like to thank our teams, our partners Michelin and TotalEnergies, and both the Dubai Autodrome and the Yas Marina Circuit for their ongoing support. This season will be my first with the Championship, and I am very much looking forward to working with them all to deliver a season full of thrilling racing!”
Frédéric Lequien, CEO of ALMEM and LMEM:
Race 1 – Saturday 12th February 2022, Dubai Autodrome
Race 2 – Sunday 13th February 2022, Dubai Autodrome
Race 3 – Saturday 19th February 2022, Yas Marina Circuit
Race 4 – Sunday 20th February 2022, Yas Marina Circuit