Another team will contribute to the growing grid of the LMP3 class in the Asian Le Mans Series next season as PS Racing will join the regional championship with an ADESS 03 model, as part of an extensive plan towards Asian and beyond in 2016.
PS Racing owner Pekka Saarinen established himself in Asia and the same happened with his racing career to the point of forming his own team, acting as a driver/owner until 2013. Since then, Saarinen stepped back from the driving duties and concentrated his efforts in the ownership side, admitting that since he decided to become only the team owner, his goal was towards endurance racing.
Their endurance commitments start with the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup and the Road to Le Mans support race for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In total there will be three races before PS Racing joins the Asian Le Mans Series, and there are plans for a second car, which is an unconfirmed CN prototype.
The driver pair for the ADESS 03 will see the Italian driver Angelo Negro and the Monegasque Philippe Prette. Both Negro and Prette have some good years of GT racing in their bodies and both are used to endurance racing, as Prette has a participation at the Spa 24 Hours in 2005 and Negro ran twice in the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race, now known as the Sepang 12 Hours. Both drivers then turned their attention to the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific, with Prette having some good results on it.
Although grids for the other classes doesn’t any sign of confirmation, the LMP3 class already has six entries counting with PS Racing, as Infinity Race Engineering bring the other ADESS 03 while PRT Racing, ARC Bratislava and Aylezo Ecotint Racing bring a total of four Ginettas.
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