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CrowdStrike Racing by APR wins Asian le Mans Series LMP2 title as Algarve Pro Racing takes Abu Dhabi victory in Race Five

(Photo: Ian Chicken / Sportscar Worldwide)

Stewart and Sam Cox’s Algarve Pro Racing secured the 2023/24 Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 teams title with its #4 CrowdStrike Racing by APR entry as the sister #25 car took victory by one lap at the final round of the series.

The LMP2 win in Round Five of the 2023/24 Asian Le Mans Series went to the #25 Algarve Pro Racing entry driven by Chris McMurry, Freddie Tomlinson and, taking the chequered flag, Toby Sowery. The British pilot brought the #25 car home a lap ahead of the #24 Nielsen Racing driven by Ian Loggie, Alejandro Garcia and Ferdinand Hapsburg in a surprise turn of events after the #3 DKR Engineering car was given a drive-through penalty for an off-track incident.

Completing the LMP2 podium places was the #22 Proton Competition car with Julien Andlauer crossing the line in the car he shared with Giorgio Roda and Rene Binder.

After taking the lead in the LMP2 teams championship following Race Four, the #4 CrowdStrike Racing by APR crew of Malthe Jakobsen, George Kurtz and Colin Braun came home in 7th place, securing the 2023/24 Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 Teams title by nine points from 99 Racing.

The LMP3 class saw victory go to the #26 Bretton Racing Ligier JS P320 driven by Dan Skocdople, Julien Gerbi and Mihnea Stefan, Stefan taking the chequered flag a lap ahead of Manual Espirito Santo in the #17 Cool Racing car he drove James Winslow and Alex Bukhantsov.

The podium finishers were completed by #2 CD Sport entry with Michael Jensen, Nick Adcock and Fabien Lavergne sharing the driving duties.

Cool Racing’s second-place finish secured the LMP3 title for the French team with the #2 CD Sport car just three points behind in second place.

In the GT class, victory went to the #19 Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 piloted by Gabriel Rindone, Brendon Leitch and, taking the final stint, Marco Mapelli. In second place was the #88 Triple Eight Mercedes-AMG GT3 with the #91 Pure Rxcing Porsche 911 GT3 R completing the podium finishers.

Pure Rxcing’s third-place finish secured the GT Teams Trophy for the team who finished six points ahead of the #88 Triple Eight car.

Full race report to follow.