ACE1 Villorba Corse to join ALMS 2019-20with Harata / Bressan

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The team led by Raimondo Amadio will debut in the Asian Le Mans Series with the new endurance project involvingthe Japanese and the Italian on a LMP3 Ligier-Nissan. First roundnextNovember in China: “We can’t wait to get started!”. The third driverwill be announced in the next weeks

ACE1 Villorba Corse officially announcesthat the team will participate in the 2019-20 Asian Le Mans Series. Involving Villorba Corse, which can extend its racing plans in Asia, and the ACE1 team founded by Yuki Harata, the new endurance project will seethe 26-year-old Japanese driver competingnext winter on a Ligier JS P3 powered by Nissan andentered in the LMP3 class alongsideAlessandro Bressan, 32-year-old driver from Italy who made his way up in karting and then built his racing career as a driver and instructor in the United States, where the two started to racetogether. The third driver to complete the ACE1 Villorba Corse crew will be announced in the next weeks. After theirfirst racing weekend last July in Barcelona for the third round of the European Le Mans Series, in which they expect to be back for a full season entry, teams and drivers will debut in the Asian Le Mans Series at the 4 Hours of Shanghai, China,on November 22-24. Tailem Bend (Australia), Sepang (Malaysia) and Burinam (Thailand) will then follow on early 2020 all representingbrand new challenges to gainexperience forfuturesteps in the world of endurance racing promoted by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, where Villorba Corse claims three consecutive finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2017 to 2019.

Raimondo Amadio, Team Principal, says: “The ELMS race we had in July at the Montmelò circuit was very useful as a global check of our entire structure and this new project. Everything worked perfectly and now we are really motivated for our first Asian appearance in endurance racing. Asian Le Mans Series is a very interesting championship to be discovered, we can’t wait to get started! Last yearwe tookour first steps in Asia competing in the F3 Asian Championship with another SVC The Motorsport Group project, we are still working on it with the objective to be back in single-seater racing next season”.

AsianLe Mans Series 2019-20calendar:24 nov. Shanghai(China); 12jan.Tailem Bend(Australia); 15 feb.Sepang(Malaysia); 23 feb. Burinam(Thailand).

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