|The Bend – 4.82 miles long|
After a thrilling opening round the 2019/2020 Season, there is now less than one month to go until the Asian Le Mans Series cars hit the track in Australia!
The teams and drivers are all busy preparing for the Series’ first ever visit to Australia. The 4 Hours of The Bend will be the first time in 20 years that Le Mans prototypes have raced in South Australia.
It will also be the first time ever that a race in Australia has been run by The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the creator and organizers of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
After missing the first round due to commitments in the Super GT Championship, talented Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy will make his debut in the #1 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JS P217. He will be replacing Masataka Yanagida.
Another new driver will be South Australian Garnet Patterson who will replace Kang Ling in the #4 ARC Bratislava Ligier JS P2 in the LMP2 Am class.
In the #12 ACE1 Villorba Corse Ligier JS P3, Japanese driver Yuki Harata is not be able to take part in the 4 Hours of The Bend. He will be replaced by Italian David Fumanelli.
After finishing second in the opening round, Australian drivers Nick Foster and Aidan Read are hoping to give the local crowd something to cheer for in their #36 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JS P217.
Updated Broadcast Program – LIVE coverage of Fox Sports:
In an exciting addition to the broadcast Program which features the highly popular live streams of all qualifying sessions and races, The 4 Hours of The Bend will also be broadcast live and in full on Fox Sports Australia, and on the live streaming service Kayo Sports.
The race will also be live streamed on MotorTrendOnDemand in Europe and the USA, on RCTI+ in Indonesia, and on Motorsport.tv.
This season, every race will also benefit from multiple Chinese live streams that will feature a dedicated Chinese commentary on channels including Tencent Sport.
Post race, there will be a tv highlights package that will be broadcast globally.
The Asian Le Mans Series has an extensive broadcast package that was watched by 5.81 million world wide in the 2018/2019 season. 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 Asian Le Mans Series will be the first international series to race on The Bend's 7.77km GT Circuit – the second longest permanent track in the world. The Series features multi-class racing which will see different classes of race cars sharing the track for the race. For the 4 Hours of The Bend, eligible cars will include LMP2, LMP2 Am, LMP3, and GT3 cars.
Schedule: (subject to change)
Free Practice 1 10 Jan 16:10 – 17:40
Free Practice 2 11 Jan 09:30 – 11:00
Qualifying – GT 11 Jan 13:30 – 13:45
Qualifying – LMP3 11 Jan 14:00 – 14:15
Qualifying – LMP2 & LMP2 Am 11 Jan 14:30 – 14:45
Race – 12 Jan 13:00 – 17:00