AR-G MBO Motorsports’ Edgar Lau returns to Asian Le Mans Series in Dubai
Edgar Lau (HKG) will be heading to Dubai Autodrome to take part in the first two rounds of the 2022 Asian Le Mans Series. The 30-year-old Hong Kong driver will be racing for the only Chinese team on the grid, YC Panda Racing in the #66 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II along with teammates Douglas Khoo (MYS) and Bashar Mardini (CAN). Lau will be kick-starting his 2022 season, racing in Dubai for the first time in his professional career.
Lau will be taking part in Races 1 and 2 of the 2022 Asian Le Mans in the GT (AM) class. He is eager and determined to perform well at the Dubai Autodrome, with this opportunity being another big step towards his dream of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He is not unfamiliar with the ALMS, having won in the LMP3 class at the ALMS Sprint Cup Sepang round in 2016. This will, however, be the first time Lau will drive the Evo II version of the Audi R8 LMS GT3, which has more than proven itself to be a competitive package. Lau will be looking to put in a strong showing and extract the maximum from the machine over two 4-hour races.
Lau famously started racing in e-sports, making the jump from simulators to the race track in 2012. He graduated from the Nissan Gran Turismo Academy in 2014 before taking part in several globally renowned races like the Macau Guia Race, Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup and Road to Le Mans. He has been competing in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) since 2018 where Lau has claimed the championship in 3 out of 4 classes for the AR-G Motorsports race team where his is a Co-owner and team driver. In 2021, Lau qualified for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Runoffs and placed 5th in class at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to compete in the Asian Le Mans Series. This marks a milestone for me on my quest to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There are many people who have kept their faith in me, elevate me to where I am and for that, I am very grateful," said Lau.
"This is also my first time driving the Audi R8 GT3 LMS Evo II. I've driven the LMS before, so I am excited to be back in a similar but updated car. The R8 LMS is one of the most successful platforms in GT3. I have faith that the latest Evo II will not disappoint and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel. Big thanks to YC Panda Racing for entrusting me to compete for them in Dubai," added Lau
The weekend starts with race 1 on February 12 and race 2 will be on February 13.