Asian Le Mans series – 3 december 2021
Sam De Haan adds Asian Le Mans Series to winter race programme
Further to the recent Dubai 24H entry announcement, Sam De Haan has now confirmed an additional race programme in the Middle East. Extending his plans to run as part of the Oman Racing with TF Sport line-up, Sam will contest the Asian Le Mans Series for the first time, with the championship taking place between Dubai and Abu Dhabi during February. He will share driving duties for the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 with Ahmad Al Harthy and Charlie Eastwood.
Continuing to build his relationship with TF Sport and Aston Martin Racing, Sam will race alongside Aston Martin factory driver Charlie Eastwood, once again, who he is also teaming up a month earlier with in Dubai. This will provide the pair with important experience of the Dubai Autodrome ahead of the championship opener. Completing the driver Asian Le Mans Series line-up will be multiple Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Pro-Am champion Ahmad Al Harthy.
The entry into the Asian Le Mans Series is the latest challenge for Sam as he looks to build his GT3 racing experience. This announcement will see him make his Series debut, as well as his first race at the home of Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi, the famous Yas Marina Circuit. Charlie and Ahmad return to the Series having campaigned separately with TF Sport during 2021. With class victory offering an entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the driver trio, along Oman Racing with TF Sport, is heading to the Middle East with the ultimate aim of securing the title.
“I’m really excited to confirm further plans with TF Sport so early into the new season, and to be taking on the Asian Le Mans Series with Charlie and Ahmad. It is another new experience for me, but I am learning more with every race, and I will have run extensively in Dubai as we arrive at the opening weekend. With Charlie and Ahmad’s experience racing in the Middle East, I am feeling confident that we are in a good place to push for strong results over the four races.”
“It’s a good start to the year for us and our GT3 programmes. We had a tough time in the Asian Le Mans Series at the start of 2021, with some bad luck across the two circuits. Sam and Charlie will be well up to speed with Dubai after the 24 Hour in January and Ahmad knows both tracks well. We have a great collective line up and with the prize of a 24 Hours of Le Mans entry now only be awarded to the winner of each class, we will be pushing harder than ever for strong results at each round.”
Relocated for a second season, the Asian Le Mans Series takes place with opening two events at the Dubai Autodrome over the weekend 11-12 February, concluding a week later at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, 19-20 February.
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