The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has announced that Cyrille Taesch Wahlen will leave his position as CEO of Asian Le Mans Endurance Management (ALMEM) at the end of May 2021.

ACO president Pierre Fillon paid tribute to Taesch Wahlen’s remarkable track record at the head of what has become a particularly attractive competition and a symbol of the development of ACO Endurance in Asia.

“Thanks to Cyrille, the Asian Le Mans Series is now an integral part of the Endurance pyramid. The growing appeal of the Championship is illustrated by the fact that a record number of 36 cars lined up on track for the 2021 season, with 12 new teams competing in the four races.

“The Asian Le Mans Series has made a place for itself in the Endurance landscape and, for that, my sincere thanks go to Cyrille who has worked hard at the head of the Championship for over six years. I would also like to salute here his skills. I wish him all the best for the next step in his career.”

The new organisation of ALMEM, who organise and promote the Asian Le Mans Series, are yet to be announced. 

Taesch Wahlen had been heading up the Series since March 2015 and moves on with the blessing of ACO president Pierre Fillon.

From 28 May 2021, LMEM CEO Frédéric Lequien will take over the supervision of Asian Le Mans Series teams.

“These years at ALMEM, organising and promoting the Asian Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, have been rich and intense.” said Cyrille Taesch Wahlen. “The Championship has developed both on a competitive level and in terms of recognition and media interest as a result of our accomplishments since 2015.

“I shall miss all the people who have worked relentlessly to make the Asian Le Mans Series a prominent feature of the racing calendar, and particularly my fantastic team. I would also like to thank our partners for their unwavering support during these years.

“I am proud to have played a part in the emergence of this Championship, its standing in the motorsport landscape, and the growth in its popularity and reputation year after year.”