Algarve Pro Racing Team will field a Champion driver line-up made up of Andrea Pizzitola, Harrison Newey and Ate Dirk de Jong in an attempt to win the 2018-19 Asian Le Mans Series.

Newey began his car racing career in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and won the 2016-17 MRF Challenge Series before stepping over to endurance sportscar competition and taking the Asian Le Mans title at the first time of asking.

The BRDC Superstar from Ascot said: “I’m really looking forward to going back to Asia. I loved it last year. I had a very good season, winning the championship, and I think it could be possible to defend my crown if everything goes well. My attitude going into the 2017-18 season was to just drive as best as I can and what will be, will be, and I’m taking that same approach this year.

“I first met Ate (Dirk de Jong) in Asia and he was just finding his feet in LMP2. He has made a lot of progress throughout the European season, since I first tested with him at the start of the year. I look forward to working wiith him and I hope to help him progress further, making him a faster racing driver, which he is completely capable of being. Of course, Andrea (Pizzitola) is a European and Asian Le Mans Series Champion and an on-track 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, so we have a very good lne–up and I hope to get wins and podiums. We will see where we end up in the championship.”

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