Fuji 4 Hour – Round 2 preview

 After an exciting opening round of the 2017/18 Season held in China at the Zhuhai International Circuit, the Series moves to Japan for round 2 – the 4 Hours of Fuji. Held at the base of Mount Fuji, the teams will be greeted by somewhat cooler temperatures than they enjoyed in Zhuhai.

New cars and drivers

Round 1 GT Class winners Team AAI will have a different look this weekend as they run a Ferrari 488 GT3 this weekend. The team had planned to run the Ferrari in the opening round, however were not able to get the car prepared in time. Regular drivers Ollie Millroy and Lam Yu will be joined by Italian gold rated driver Marco Cioci. Marco has previously won races in the Asian Le Mans Series with Spirit of Race so should be a strong addition to an already strong team.

In LMP2, Eurasia Motorsport will have a completely new line up in their Ligier JSP2. Japanese driver Yoshiharu Mori will be joined by Marko Asmer and Scott Andrews.

In LMP3, James Winslow will join Douglas Khoo and Dominic Ang in the Viper Niza Racing Ligier JSP3. James won the FRD LMP3 Championship with Craft Bamboo Racing earlier this year.

New team – Japanese team TKS returns

Reigning Asian Le Mans Series GT Cup Champions TKS will join the Series with a Ginetta LMP3. The team with lead driver Shiyno Sano finished runner-up with this car in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup earlier this year. They finished second in the Championship behind WIN Motorsport who is also racing in the LMP3 class for the 2017/18 Series.

In addition to the Sprint Cup, WIN Motorsport and TKS also raced at the famed Le Mans circuit earlier this year. Racing in the Road to Le Mans support races to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, they both scored top ten finishes – an impressive effort on the debut at the circuit and up against some of the world’s best LMP3 teams.

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