Driver line-up change for Eurasia in Estoril ELMS season finale

Date posted on October 19, 2016 · Published by eurasiapr

e3cb6ca5-4081-484e-b39a-a00ab6606539Eurasia Motorsport confirms that Tristan Gommendy will pilot the #33 Oreca Nissan this weekend (21-23 October, 2016) at the European Le Mans season finale at Estoril and will be joined by Frederic Vervisch and Michael Lyons. ‘Kevin’ Pu Jun Jin Nick de Bruijn will no longer compete with the team due to business reasons.

Belgian racer Vervisch re-joins the team that helped him to 11 victories and the 2008 Asian Formula 3 Series title, while British driver Lyons – who is no stranger to the sports car scene thanks to his LMP2 experience – will be looking forward to his first event with the Asian-based operation.

“We believe we have a strong line up which will allow us to end the year on a high note,” stated Team Principal Mark Goddard. “We know what Michael can do having competed against him in the European Le Mans Series.

“While this will be Frederic’s first Le Mans Prototype experience we know what he is capable of after his season of Asian F3 with us and I am sure he will be competitive.”

The new driver line-up will make best use of Friday practice in Portugal with qualification at 13.25 local time on Saturday 22 October with the headline race – Round 6 of the European Le Mans Series – starting Sunday at 13.25.