Eurasia enters an Oreca Nissan LMP2 in Asian Le Mans
Date posted on July 9, 2014 · Published by Mark Goddard
Eurasia Motorsport is running an Oreca Nissan LMP2 in the 2014 Asian Le Mans Series which begins in Korea on July 20th at Inje Circuit. Richard Bradley, 2010 Formula BMW Pacific Champion with the team and current WEC LMP2 driver, heads a three driver line up with Korean Tacksung Kim and British driver John Hartshorne.
This will be Tacksung Kim’s first LMP2 experience but as a local he knows the Inje Circuit and he has demonstrated his prowess by winning races in the Asian Ferrari Challenge and Super Trofeo Series. John Hartshorne has LMP2 experience in Europe and with the undoubted speed of Bradley it gives the team a fighting chance of a good result in Inje.
Mainland Chinese driver, Pu Jun Jin, will drive the car for the final four events of the season having elected to miss Inje in order to concentrate on his Formula Masters China campaign which he is also undertaking with Eurasia Motorsport. Formula Masters will take place at Inje on July 20 in a piece of regrettable scheduling.
Eurasia Motorsport is one of the most successful race teams in the South East Asian region having won championships and races in the major junior Formula in the region. The team has also managed and run championship and race winning GT cars. Eurasia gained an entry for the 2014 Le Mans for its GT client through their results in the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series.
The team ran an Oreca Nissan in the final round of the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series as a precursor to this year’s championship. “We are really excited to be part of the growing Asian Le Mans Series and we are confident we have a competitive package for the season” reports Team Principal Mark Goddard.
Tacksung Kim is supported by Team Garage and Samwha Paper and John Hartshorne by C.T.C. and Chartman.