27 contenders for Asian LMS Buriram battle

2017 still has to start but we already know how many entries will take part of the 4 Hours of Buriram, resuming the most exciting Asian Le Mans Series season ever, as car counts are still high and titles are still up for grabs.

Even though the Thai race lost two entries, being them the TKS Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and the Team AAI Mercedes AMG GT3, the PS Racing Ligier JS53 and the Team NZ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup return to the competition, keeping the CN and GT Am classes alive.

The LMP2 class still counts with four entries, as DC Racing leads the standings even though they suffered defeat to Race Performance at the 4 Hours of Fuji, meaning that if Algarve Pro Racing fail to do something about their 11 point deficit to the leaders, the class may be in the way to be settled to Sepang.

The LMP3 class has nine entries and a more open fight for the title, as Tockwith Motorsports holds a four point lead over current champions from DC Racing (44 vs. 40 points), and even though the No. 4 ARC Bratislava entry comes with 30 points in third place, their pace at Fuji with their Ginetta LMP3 showed promising things in terms of competitiveness.

With 12 cars present the GT class still has the bigger car counts but the standings are like the LMP2 class, with the No. 5 DH Racing Ferrari leading with 37 points against 27 from VS Racing and 26 from current class champions Clearwater Racing.

The 4 Hours of Buriram will be held on January 8th.

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