Ferdinand Habsburg

HABSBURG joins ALGARVE PRO RACING for ASIAN LE MANS SERIES campaign

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Ferdinand Habsburg will be back behind the wheel of an LMP2 car in the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series with the reigning champion team.

After a successful season in DTM with Audi Sport Team WRT, the 23-year-old from Austria is seeking new challenges, making the most out of the winter season.

Habsburg, who made his LMP2 debut with a fifth-place result in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, is set to return to sportscar racing with Algarve Pro Racing. The Sanlas-supported driver is joining the two-time Asian Le Mans Champion team from Portugal, aiming to defend their title, to gain entry to the 89th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 2021 Asian Le Mans Series – which usually races all across Asia and Australia – will be held solely at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi due to the travel restrictions, consisting of four four-hour races on two different track layouts under various conditions, including day and night races as well.

Ferdinand will share the #26 Aurus 01 LMP2 machine with fellow Austrian René Binder, and 2020 Euroformula Open Champion Yifei Ye.

The REMUS-sponsored driver is looking forward to competing outside of Europe once again, saying:

“I’ve always loved racing outside of Europe a lot, just because you always learn something new about a different culture or racing culture. Going with Algarve Pro Racing to the Middle East to race in the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series will be a new adventure, and it’s something I am super excited about.”

The 2021 Asian Le Mans Series season starts on February 5 with the first of four ‘4H of Abu Dhabi’ races at the Yas Marina F1 circuit.

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Ferdinand Habsburg will return to LMP2 racing later this month, after a three-year hiatus from the category, as he has been signed by World Endurance Championship team High Class Racing to contest the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – the world famous Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The ‘Call-Up Crew’ Impress at Spa

Ferdinand Habsburg’s DTM season is going well – he’s taken a pole position and a podium and is edging closer to a race win – but when he was called-up during the 24 Hours of Spa race week to join Audi Sport and represent WRT, no one expected him and his team-mates to get through to SuperPole and to finish inside the top 15.

LAST-MINUTE CALL-UP AT AUDI FOR HABSBURG

Ferdinand Habsburg should have been having a much-deserved weekend off this Saturday and Sunday but, thanks to an impressive DTM season in the Audi RS5 DTM, including a pole position, two front row starts, four second row starts and a podium, Audi Sport has called him up to represent the brand in the biggest GT3 race in the world, the 24 Hours of Spa.

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