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Although the haze is now out of sight, the threat of a downpour could turn the tides at the second round of the 2015 Asian Le Mans Series taking place at Sepang International Circuit. Luckily during the race it was just a light drizzle compared to the one hitting the MCS race earlier on, allowing the drivers to open the taps and go wild on the circuit once the sun came out.

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Unlike the World Endurance Championship or the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Asian Le Mans Series does not have the highest tier LMP1 competing. Instead, the line-up is made up from five categories: LMP2, LMP3, CN, GT and GT Am. The race was fought in a three-hour endurance format kicking off from a rolling start.

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Getting a big jump from the start, the #8 Oreca 03 R Judd driven by Nicolas Leutwiler and Shinji Nakano from Race Performance grabbed the top spot in the LMP2 category after starting the race behind the pole sitter.

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Coming in second place was Algarve Pro Racing in the #25 Ligier JSP2 driven by Michael Munemann, Dean Koutsoumidis and Jamie Winslow with a gap of 46.361 seconds behind the winner.

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Although Eurasia Motorsport did clocked a fastest lap time in the race with a 1:59.961, the trio of William Lok, Tack Sung Kim and Richard Bradley only managed to finish third in class in the Oreca 03R Nissan.

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The fight between the two LMP3 machines saw the #1 DC Racing emerging victorious with David Cheng, Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent in the Ligier JSP3, fighting against the #89 Team AAI’s ADESS 03 driven by Alex Kapadia, Masataka Yanagida and Ollie Hancock.

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The two teams competing in the CN class both use the same Wolf Racing GB08 race cars, but it was the #21 Avelon Formula that took the win. Driven by Denis Lian and Giorgio Maggi, they finished the race 52.383 seconds ahead of the #69 Atlantic Racing Team piloted by Zen Low, John Bryant Meisner and Toshiyuki Ochiai.

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The GT class represents most of the cars in the field and there was non-stop action throughout the three hours of racing. And in this race, experience backed with a superior race machine proved to be the winning formula as the #3 Clearwater Racing McLaren 650S GT3 took the win for the class. Driven by W.S. Mok, Rob Bell and K. Sawa, they finished one lap ahead of #91 Team AAI’s BMW Z4 GT3 driven by Junsan Chen, Dirk Muller and Ollie Millroy.

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Finishing in third place was the #90 Team AAI Mercedes AMG SLS GT piloted by Tatsuya Tanigawa and Lam Yu.

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Even though they are the sole entrant in the GT Am class, Christian Reid, Paul Ip and Dan Wells were more than excited to compete as a team in the #51 KCMG Porsche GT3 Cup. With 75 laps in the bag, the actually finished 14th overall, in front of two LMP3 machines!