Class Structure

The Asian Le Mans Series features prototype and GT cars racing on track together during four-hour endurance races. It is a format that is synonymous with Le Mans racing and the Series offers the regions only direct pathway into World Championships for both Prototype and GT race cars, and into the world’s most significant endurance race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Class structure of the 2019/20 Asian Le Mans Series will only see one change from the 2018/19 season, there will be a change to the cars eligible in the LMP2 and LMP2 Am categories. From the 2019/20 Asian Le Mans Series, the latest generation LMP2 cars will be eligible to race in the outright class. The older generation cars will continue to be eligible within the Series, however from the 2019/20 season they will be limited to just the LMP2 Am Trophy class.

The full details can be found in the technical and sporting regulations for the 2019/20 Asian Le Mans Series.

The "Le Mans Prototype 2" (LMP2) class is reserved exclusively for privateer teams independent of constructors and/or engine suppliers. It is the highest class available in the Asian Le Mans Series. For the 2019/20 season the latest generation LMP2 cars will be eligible to compete in the outright LMP2. The outright LMP2 cars are identified by blue plates with white numbers on the side of the car.

Le Mans Prototypes are closed cockpit cars that compete in endurance racing around the world. These cars are developed exclusively for on-track competitions, in line with the requirements of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s technical regulations.

Designed specifically for amateur drivers, the LMP2-AM class will also be home to the older generation LMP2 cars in the 2019/20 Asian Le Mans Series. Not only will teams and drivers be fighting for Championship honours, they will also be fighting for an invitation to race at the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans. From the 2019/20 season the LMP2-AM cars will be identified by white plates with blue numbers on the side of the car.

Le Mans Prototypes are closed cockpit cars that compete in endurance racing around the world. These cars are developed exclusively for on-track competitions, in line with the requirements of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s technical regulations.

LMP3 has been designed to provide the easiest and most cost-effective entry to sportscar racing as possible. New cars (complete with engine) are cost capped at €206,500, to ensure value for competitors. The result is incredibly low purchase and running costs for cars at this performance level. The cars have received much praise from both professional and amateur drivers for providing the power and aerodynamic downforce required to give a thrilling driving experience - the perfect entry point to this level of world standard, top tier sportscar racing. These cars are identified by purple plates with white numbers on the side of the car.

Le Mans Prototypes are closed cockpit cars that compete in endurance racing around the world. These cars are developed exclusively for on-track competitions, in line with the requirements of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s technical regulations.

These race cars are based on high performance cars that can be used perfectly legally on the open road.

These cars are defined by a set of regulations maintained by the FIA for GT racing cars designed for use in various racing series throughout the world. Past seasons have featured cars such as the Ferrari 488 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, and Audi R8 LMS GT3. These cars are identified by orange plates with white numbers on the side of the car.

This class is open to cars that have been homologated for various one-make series around the world such as Audi R8 LMS Cup, Ferrari Challenge & Porsche Carrera Cup. These cars are identified by white plates with black numbers.