COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport’s 2023 season will kick off with the Asian Le Mans Series. For this new challenge, the team will be relying on several of its regular drivers. Indeed, while Alexandre Coigny, Nicolas Lapierre and Malthe Jakobsen will be sharing the wheel of the ORECA 07 entered in LMP2, Adrien Chila and Marcos Siebert will join Cédric Oltramare on board the Ligier JS P320 in LMP3.
For COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport, it will be a first in the Asian Le Mans Series. Having clinched several podiums in LMP2 as part of the 2022 European Le Mans Series, the team will make its debut on the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit (Abu Dhabi), entrusting the #37 ORECA 07 to its regular drivers. Returning to competition, Alexandre Coigny will be teamed up with Nicolas Lapierre, with whom he has raced before in both the ELMS and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Reigning ELMS LMP3 champion Malthe Jakobsen, who clinched six poles in six qualifying sessions last year, will be joining them for his debut in the LMP2 class.
As for Cédric Oltramare, who was a Ligier European Series driver in the past two seasons (winner in Monza), he will take part in his first LMP3 race. For his debut, the young Swiss driver will be supported by two drivers who joined COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport during the offseason: Adrien Chila and Marcos Siebert. The Frenchman and Argentinean drivers have also been confirmed for the European Le Mans Series LMP3 programme, they will be teamed up with Alex Garcia.
With a record 48-car grid, the team’s two prototypes will try to kick off the season on a high note, with four 4-hour races in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in February.
Team Co-founder, Alexandre Coigny: “The Asian Le Mans Series is a great way to start the year. Though we’re very familiar with both the LMP2 and LMP3 classes, it’ll be a first for us on these tracks and new drivers will be joining us. Of course, it’ll be a good opportunity to prepare for our 2023 programmes, nonetheless we remain ambitious. Personally, I’m delighted to return to the track with Nico and to be Malthe’s teammate. After his tests with the LMP2, I can’t wait to see him racing. Our crews combine youth and experience. We’ve got what it takes to deliver some solid performances. The LMP2 class’s going to be super competitive, but we’re serious contenders too. In the LMP3 class, Adrien and Marcos will be bringing experience and speed to Cédric, who will thus be able to make his debut under the best conditions.”