In an exhilarating display of skill and strategy, CrowdStrike Racing by APR clinched a remarkable victory in the 4 Hours of Sepang, Race 2 of the 2023/2024 Asian Le Mans Series. This significant win at the Sepang International Circuit marks a notable comeback for the team, following a challenging Race 1 on Saturday. The #4 CrowdStrike Racing by APR Oreca 07 Gibson, expertly navigated by George Kurtz, Colin Braun, and Malthe Jakobsen, dominated the latter half of the race, showcasing the team's resilience and competitive edge.
The race witnessed intense battles for the lead, especially during the second hour, where strategic maneuvers saw significant position changes. The CrowdStrike team's Oreca 07 made a decisive move, overtaking competitors to secure the lead and eventually crossing the finish line in triumph, marking CrowdStrike's first win in Asia.
Following closely, the winner of Race 1, 99 Racing, displayed impressive skill with Louis Deletraz executing a last-minute pass to secure second place. The team, featuring Al Harty Ahmad, Nikita Mazepin, and Deletraz, demonstrated consistent performance throughout the weekend, bagging their second podium finish.
In the LMP3 class, CD Sport emerged victorious, with the team of Michael Jensen, Nick Adcock, and Fabien Lavergne steering their Ligier JS P320 to success from fourth on the grid. Their victory underlines the team's continued dominance in the LMP3 category of the Asian Le Mans Series.
The GT class was no less thrilling, with the #91 Pure Rxing Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Alex Malykhin, Klaus Bachler, and Joel Sturm, rising from sixth place to claim victory. Avoiding the incidents that marked the GT race, the team displayed exceptional skill and strategy to secure their win.
The Asian Le Mans Series is now set to move to the United Arab Emirates, with Race 3 scheduled at the Dubai Autodrome on February 3-4, 2024. This next chapter promises to continue the series' tradition of high-stakes, action-packed racing, as teams and drivers from around the globe compete for glory in one of the most prestigious endurance racing series.