By participating in the upcoming Asian Le Mans Series season, CrowdStrike Racing by APR is aiming to earn a second invitation to the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class.
For this reason, the Portuguese team, which has captured the European Le Mans Series title and the IMSA long-race LMP2 crown, will put its faith in the selection crew. It’s no surprise that CrowdStrike’s president, George Kurtz, is traveling to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.
Colin Brown, who is expected to race for CrowdStrike Racing by APR in IMSA next season, will also be part of the adventure. Malthe Jakobsen will complete the trio. The COOL Racing LMP2 driver, closely followed by Peugeot, took his first steps behind the wheel of an LMP2 car last season in the Asian Le Mans Series.
Algarve Pro Racing was part of the series grid from 2015 until 2021, adding a third LMP2 title to those achieved in 2016-17 and 2019-20, as well as the ‘Gentleman’s Trophy’ won in 2017-18.
“We are very excited to participate in our first season in the AFC League Le Mans Series We are looking forward to discovering new circuits and facing new competition.Kurtz said. “This is the first time a CrowdStrike-branded car has competed in a full season in the region, and our team is ready to compete at the highest level. APR’s CrowdStrike Racing team has already achieved wins at Le Mans and the IMSA Championship this season, and APR has a history of success in Asian Le Mans Series. We will keep our heads down and work towards our goal, just like we do in any racing series.”
Algarve Pro Racing will field a second LMP2 crew that will be revealed soon.