BMW Debut In Final AsLMS Round Of 2013

by Joe Hudson
Credit: GCS

BMW will be represented on the Asian Le Mans Series (AsLMS) grid as the field hits Sepang for the final round of 2013.

AAI-RSTRADA, who currently sit third in the GTC teams championship, will be using a BMW Z4 GT3 instead of the Mclaren MP4-12C GT3 that has seen them through the first three rounds of the four round championship.

The #91 car will be driven by the regular line up of Jun San Chen, Takeshi Tsuchiya, and Tatsuya Tanigawa as they aim to guarantee one of the two automatic entries to the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours that is given to GTC teams.

At present the points table sees AF Corse leading on 69 points – only needing to start the race to win the championship – with Craft Racing in its Aston Martin Vantage on 42 points and AAI-RSTRADA only two points back on 40. That makes the maths simple to work out for the newly BMWed team, they need to score three more points than Craft and they will get the second Le Mans entry, no more no less.

Technically BBT still have an outside chance of stealing it all away from both teams, but BBTs Lamborghini Gallardo would need to win the class with Craft not scoring a single point and AAI scoring 12 less than BBT.

Elsewhere in AAIs roster of GT machinery is the teams Porsche 997 GTE which is competing against the only other GTE car, Taisan Ken Endless’ Ferrari 458.

The last round on the AsLMS calendar takes place on December 8th with the Three Hours of Sepang.

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