European Le Mans Series Round 3. Curcuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. July 2019. Image: John Stevens for JellyBaby.Media

ACE1 Villorba Corse has announced their participation in the 2019-20 Asian Le Mans Series.

Villorba Corse and the ACE1 team founded by Yuki Harata will extend their endurance project to see the 26-year-old Japanese driver competing next winter on a Ligier JS P3 alongside Alessandro Bressan.

Italian Bressan (32) started in the karting ranks and then built his racing career as a driver and instructor in the United States, where the two started to race together.

The third driver to complete the ACE1 Villorba Corse crew will be announced in the next

The team will debut in the Asian Le Mans Series at the 4 Hours of Shanghai, China, on November 22-24. Tailem Bend (Australia), Sepang (Malaysia) and Burinam (Thailand) will then follow on early 2020 all representing brand new challenges to gain experience for future steps in the world of endurance racing promoted by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, where Villorba Corse claims three consecutive finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2017 to 2019.

2019 Europeam Le Mans Series (ELMS) – Circuit de Catalunya, Spain.

“The ELMS race we had in July at the Montmelò circuit was very useful as a global check of our entire structure and this new project.” said Team Principal Raimondo Amadio. “Everything worked perfectly and now we are really motivated for our first Asian appearance in endurance racing.

“The Asian Le Mans Series is a very interesting championship to be discovered, we can’t wait to get started!”.