As the 2017 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship draws to a close, Clearwater Racing have announced that they will be applying to the ACO to enter the 2018/19 Super Season of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Arj Pillay Kulasegaram (Team Managing Director) said "[We] are very glad that Weng has made the decision to continue in the World Endurance Championship" and he continued "We want to keep the team the same, this includes the drivers and mechanics, consistency".
Commenting earlier in the season when the concept of the Super Season was announced, team owner Weng Sun Mok said "The proposed schedule and the fact it includes two Le Mans 24 and the Sebring race certainly makes it attractive". He continued "It also makes sense to spread the budget over a longer period of time".
On announcing their intent to enter the 2018/19 season Weng told Prescott Motorsport that "It makes sense to keep the momentum going, we have a strong team which has been developed over the 2017 season".
2017 saw a year of firsts in the FIA WEC with the first Singaporean team to take part in the full season and to enter a 2 car team at Le Mans. The team has confirmed that in 2018 there will be a second car at Le Mans in an equally unique livery. Arj said "Whilst we would very much like to enter a second car at Le Mans, this may not be possible with the growing field".
The driver line up for the full season has been confirmed as Weng Sun Mok, Keita Sawa and Matt Griffin. For the Super Season Clearwater will be racing the current #51 AF Corse car driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado, which is in with winning the GTE Pro Championship this weekend.
It also looks certain that the team will also field a car in the Blancpain Asia Series, with the GT4 Mclaren which they had such great success with at Fuji this year.
Currently with one round remaining Clearwater Racing are 3rd the GTE Am Championship, but its all to play for in Bahrain as we race into the night...