2019-11-23

Eurasia Motorsport on pole for the Agile Lohas World 4 Hours of Shanghai!

Close racing promised after a very tight qualifying session!

ASIAN LE MANS SERIES – ROUND 1
SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, CHINA
22 – 24 NOVEMBER 2019 

 Close racing promised after a very tight qualifying session!

Pole Position – by class:

LMP2: #36 Roberto Merhi Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JS P217
LMP2 Am Trophy: #4 Kang Ling ARC Bratislava Ligier JS P2
LMP3:  #3 Garett Grist Nielsen Racing Norma M30
GT: #27 Davide Rigon HubAuto Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 
GT Am: #16 Zhiwei Lu Astro Veloce Motorsports BMW M6 GT3

Click here for full qualifying results.

Click here for full timing 

Roberto Merhi has claimed pole positon for the opening round of the 2019/2020 Asian Le Mans Series. 

Racing in the Eurasia Motorsport #36 Ligier JS P217, Merhi set a time of 1:53.191. Setting a time just 0.051 of a second behind him, Harry Tincknell will line up in second place on the grid. The result is a positive one for the Thunderhead Carlin Racing team who make their debut in the Series this weekend. Third fastest was Roman Rusinov in the Aurus 01. Rusinov is also making his debut in the Series with the G-Drive Racing by Algarve.

Chinese driver, Kang Ling has claimed the LMP2 Am pole position for his home. He is racing with reigning LMP2 Am Champions ARC Bratislava in their Ligier JS P2. 

The two Ligier JS P2 entries from Rick Ware Racing were delayed significantly on their way to China, however they have now arrived and the team are working frantically to get the cars ready to make the grid for tomorrow’s race. 

Nielsen Racing’s Garett Grist claimed the first ever LMP3 pole position for a Norma chassis in the Asian Le Mans Series, setting a time of 2:00.112. Second in class is the is Nigel Moore racing who set a time of 2:00.515 with the defending LMP3 Champions Inter Europol Competition in a Ligier JS P3. Lining up third will be the second Nielsen Racing Norma M30 with Colin Noble setting a time of 2:01.179.

In GT3 it is very close with less than a second between the top 5 runners with the # 27 HubAuto Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Davide Rigon claiming pole position with a time of 2:03.760. Second fastest was the Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3 of Alessandro Pirguidi, just 0.001 of a second ahead of the D’station Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR being driven by Ross Gunn.   

The race begins at 09:45am local time tomorrow and the live stream begins at 09:15.

Live streaming and timing will be available on the website - www.asianlemansseries.com

Click here for the entry list. 

BROADCAST PROGRAMME:

For the 2019/2020 Asian Le Mans Series the coverage will again grow, boosted by additional content, to deliver a world class broadcast programme.  The highly popular live streams of all qualifying sessions and races will continue, as will the comprehensive global tv highlights package. 

GLOBAL AUDIENCE:

By making the live stream available for free and in full around the world, the Asian Le Mans Series is one of the most accessible race series globally. The Series’ TV package alone has a potential reach of close to half a billion viewers around the globe.

The 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series achieved a live stream audience of 4.33 million viewers around the world. In addition to the global reach of the stream, 1.48 million people watched over 600 hours of Series highlights that were broadcast across 104 countries on 57 channels. 

GROWING CHINESE AUDIENCE:

The Chinese live streams saw a record 3.8 million viewers watch the Asian Le Mans Series during the 2018/19 season. The Series was also featured during Chinese language motorsport news programme MAXSPEED which has an audience of over 500,000 people.  There was also a dedicated Chinese language programme called “Asian Le Mans Talk” featured 6 x 30-minute shows and was watched by 219,000 people in China. 

The 2019/2020 season will see the addition of a dedicated Chinese commentary programme for all four rounds, further opening up the Series to the growing Chinese motorsport fan base. 

WORLD CLASS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – LIVE, IN FULL AND FOR FREE! 

Links to live coverage:

https://www.facebook.com/AsianLMS/posts/2518892401532938
https://youtu.be/MRK_WmxixLg

CHINA STREAMING CHANNELS

Agil Lohas World 4 Hours of Shanghai 

Video Platforms -

Aqiyi 爱奇艺:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/YXsu
Youku优酷:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/WOzQ
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News Platform - 

Wasu TV 华数TV:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/CYhk
Today News 今日头条:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/NHeP
Weibo 新浪微博:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/NiMz
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Zaker News ZAKER新闻:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/ZN0J
East News 东方头条:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/qZCj
Beijing Times 北京时间:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/JxVS
China News 中国网:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/3eEr
ITouchTV News 触电新闻:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/bRIh

Sports Platform - 

Baidu Sports 百度体育:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/u8fO
China Sports 中国体育:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/wvN0
BSU Sports 北体传媒:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/aeL0
YY Sports YY体育:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/A0wD
JustFan Sports 抓饭体育:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/LmXf

Live broadcasting Platform - 

Huya Live 虎牙直播:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/1A6l
Yi Live 一直播:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/Wmks
Inke Live 映客直播:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/UeNW
QQ Live 企鹅直播:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/oOEN
Renren Live人人直播:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/vDhC
Zhangyu Live章鱼直播:http://d.hisports.tv/EPM/tv/LAAQ