Selangor-based Aylezo Racing, led by Zen Low, will shortly embark on a journey that it hopes will culminate in it being the first motorsport team from Malaysia to compete at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Aylezo Racing, which recently took delivery of its new Ginetta LMP3, enjoyed early success with the new car when Zen Low and Weiron Tan took a double podium of second and third places at the final rounds of the Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup at Sepang International Circuit.
The team now has its sights firmly set on winning the LMP3 class of the 2016/2017 Asian Le Mans Series, the prize for which includes an entry into the 2017 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class. To support the team, it has launched a ‘Journey To Le Mans’ campaign to allow its supporter base closer interaction with the team through ‘behind-the scenes’ website content, newsletters and merchandise.
“The reason it’s so tough is not only because it’s 24 hours, but because not anyone can enter the race – you require an invitation,” said Low, who competed in the CN class with Atlantic Racing Team in the 2015/16 season. “And to get an invitation you need to win the championship. That’s why we have to win the Asian Le Mans Series.”
Low has been partnered in the challenge for Asian Le Mans Series title by Weimar Tan of Ecotint, the Malaysian window tint company.
Aylezo Racing launched its new Ginetta LMP3 in at a reception on September 27 and Zen Low was delighted at the attention the event generated.
“Today was a very special day for me and the Aylezo Ecotint Racing Team,” said Low. “Not only because of the launch of our new ALMS Ginetta LMP3 car but because all my supporters and partners were together enjoying themselves. I’m really looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead of me in the ALMS.”
The opening round of the four-round season takes place at Zuhai, China on October 28-30.