Craft Racing have announced they will be entering an additional two cars alongside its already confirmed Aston Martin GTC entry at the Sepang round of the Asian Le Mans Series (AsLMS).
The first car will be an LMP2 entry, the top class in the AsLMS, an ORECA 03 Nissan that is usually seen run by Murphy Prototypes in the European Le Mans Series.
The car will be raced by regular Craft driver Pu Jun Jin as well as Irishman Dan Polley, a third driver will be announced by the team in due course with negotiations on going with several drivers.
Indeed the LMP2 entry cements a solid ladder for Craft in the Asian racing scene, starting with Formula Masters China drivers can then jump into the AsLMS in the LMPC category before moving up to the top flight.
Also a step on the branch, depending on a drivers desire, is a second Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Racing in the GTC category alongside the sister car, drivers have yet to be confirmed but there must be plenty interested, as Craft boss Mark Goddard explains:
“This is an exciting step for the team and I am sure we can take the fight to the established Asian Le Mans LM P2 teams. Our engineer ran an LM P2 at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and the team are multiple F3 champions therefore we are well practiced at running high downforce sophisticated cars.
“Murphy Prototypes will also provide some technical assistance and I have to thank Greg Murphy for helping make this happen. We are happy Pu Jun Jin and Dan Polley will be driving for us and we are currently in talks with several drivers to fill the final remaining seat.”