Bradley charges away from Asian Le Mans field
Date posted on November 11, 2015 · Published by Mark Goddard
Richard Bradley took the lead in a brave move down the inside into turn one on the first lap of the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series held at Sepang F1 Circuit in Malaysia. He then decimated the 16 car field in a fine display of driving handing the car over to William Lok with a massive lead. The Eurasia car, also driven by Tacksung Kim, eventually finished third overall cementing second place in the championship.
Bradley’s fastest lap was almost two seconds quicker than any of his rivals and for a while it looked like the pace of William Lok might keep the car in contention with the more experienced competition. However three spins put the car almost a lap down but another great stint from Bradley on used tyres kept the car in front of the Algarve Pro Racing Ligier, now in the hands of James Winslow, despite having to make an unscheduled stop due to his safety belts coming undone. Tacksung Kim took over and brought the car home in third place.
“We know we will struggle to win with two inexperienced bronze drivers against the Race Performance line up of Shinji Nakano and Nicholas Leutwiler so we were really racing Algarve for second place despite our bronze drivers being real novices” states Team Principal Mark Goddard. “Richard proved we have a very fast race car and demonstrated why he is a Le Mans winner. Tristan Gommendy in the first round at Fuji had also led the first part of the race – Eurasia does have a fast car! William actually showed some good pace albeit between spins. He is working very hard at improving his performance and he will not only be quicker but will suffer less off-track excursions next time out. Tack started his stint slowly but set some competitive times towards the end of the race once his confidence grew. Like William he is only going to get better and they both have the potential to become very good LMP drivers”.
The LMP3 Class was won by the David Cheng Racing Ligier for which Eurasia provide the management and technical service.
The next round of the championship is on January 10th at the Buriram Circuit in Thailand. A 20 plus car field is expected with at least four LMP2 cars on the grid. The Asian Le Mans Series is rapidly become the latest success story of LMP Racing.