It’s no longer much of a secret that Phoenix Racing is looking for a new challenge from 2021 with the loss of the DTM programme. Team Principal Ernst Moser is now busy planning its LMP programme, and the team from Meuspath is set to take the first step in its next chapter by entering the Asian Le Mans Series from the start of next year.
“Motorsport moves extremely fast and you always need to be ready to evolve,” Moser said. “Our LMP programme is part of our plan to remain a part of professional motorsport. And the Asian Le Mans Series is the perfect starting point.”
With a total of four races in Buriram (Thailand) and Sepang (Malaysia) in January 2021, the championship fits in perfectly with the team’s plans. The objective for the team is clear: perform well in the championship and secure one of the hotly contested entries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team also intends to compete in the European Le Mans Series.
“Looking ahead we are also reviewing the possibility of establishing a presence in the LMDh class and becoming a manufacturer’s factory team again,” Moser continued. “But for now, our focus is on finalising our programme for early 2021. We are currently in talks with partners and drivers to enable us to put together a strong package.”
Phoenix Racing will compete in the Asian Le Mans Series’ LMP2 class, with talks ongoing on a potential second entry in LMP3.