Christian Olsen secured another fourth-place finish for himself and teammate Nick Adcock in today’s sweltering hot Asian Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Buriram in Thailand.
The Young Dane was tasked with fighting through the field during the race, after his #7 Ligier JS P3 was forced to start at the back of the grid after sitting out Qualifying.
Adcock started the race and stayed out of trouble, before handing over the car to Olsen up to seventh in class at the halfway mark.
For the final two hours of the race, with the ambient temperature over 30 degrees’ Celsius trackside, and much higher in the cockpit of the Ligier, Olsen climbed the standings to fourth place and came achingly close to a first Asian Le Mans podium finish, reeling in his teammate Colin Noble in Ecurie Ecosse’s sister #79 Ligier to the flag.
In the end, he crossed the line just two seconds behind Noble, in fourth, a well-deserved outcome after a tough weekend for the duo. They lost a lot of track time after an incident early in Free Practice 2 forced them to sit out Qualifying and start from the very back.
Olsen and Adcock are now fifth in the class standings with one race to go.
The final race weekend of the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series season is set to take place at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on February 22-24.
Christian Olsen: “The team did an amazing job to fix the car, we almost made the end of qualifying but had to start at the back.
“Nick made up some ground and kept the car in good shape so that I could push when I got aboard. Towards the end of the race I could see that Colin was struggling for pace and pushed very hard, he had just enough to fend me off to the flag though.”