The Mercedes outfit led by 13-times Le Mans starter Jerome Policand gained the Spa 24 Hours and GTWCE Endurance Cup titles this yr with Raffaele Marciello, Jules Gounon and Dani Juncadella, and secured the GTWCE total title with Marciello after he completed second within the Dash Cup.
ASP has made one earlier Le Mans look in 2014 underneath the Group Sofrev banner, ending ninth within the GTE Am class with a Ferrari 488 GTE that includes 1998 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Fabien Barthez.
A return to Le Mans is the “subsequent problem” for the French outfit, Policand defined, however he harassed it is not going to come on the expense of continuous to race within the SRO’s GTWCE sequence.
Chatting with Autosport, Policand mentioned: “To go to Le Mans, I cannot say it’s straightforward.
“You’ll find a gentleman and so forth, and take a look at, however my purpose, if I am going to Le Mans is to win it and it’s a special story.
“After all [it would be] in GT, as a result of LMDh is just not on the playing cards of AMG.
“However to do it in GT and to carry out, for positive it’s the subsequent problem. I want additionally instruments to do it.
“I cannot go there simply to do Le Mans. However we’re engaged on that.
“To be aggressive, you want sponsorship, you want assist, so it’s not only for working the automotive. It’s the final 10% to get a win, they’re probably the most troublesome.
#88 AKKA ASP Group Mercedes-AMG GT3: Raffaele Marciello, Jules Gounon, Daniel Juncadella
Photograph by: SRO
“However I hope we can be on the grid. For positive we’ve got a brand new goal.
“If I do Le Mans, I cannot cease GT World Problem.
“However for positive we’re probably the greatest groups in GT3 and it is sensible for us as a result of the automotive can be allowed to do WEC and Le Mans. We’ll see.”
The GTE Am class by which presently solely Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Corvette have eligible vehicles can be phased out and changed at Le Mans by GT3 vehicles from 2024.
It follows the IMSA SportsCar Championship’s resolution to modify its professional GT class, GTLM, from GTE to GT3 equipment underneath the GTD Professional moniker for this yr, whereas the World Endurance Championship’s GTE Professional class is not going to return in 2023.