Eurasia heads to Sepang to conclude inaugural Asian Le Mans campaign with podium
Date posted on December 3, 2014 · Published by eurasiapr
Eurasia Motorsport heads to Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit for the fourth and final round of the 2014 Asian Le Mans Series (AsLMS) in the hope of concluding the season on a high note. Located 40 miles south of the Malaysia capital, Kuala Lumpur, the 3.44mile Sepang circuit’s fast, flowing configuration features 15 turns, eight straights and provides ample overtaking opportunities, ensuring a thrilling race full of suspense.
Finishing runner-up in Shanghai with a sole Oreca Nissan LMP2 and setting a new AsLMS lap record in the process, Eurasia regulars John Hartshorne and Pu Jun Jin were joined by Le Mans 24 Hours driver, James Winslow, who stood in while Richard Bradley was away on FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) duties in Japan.
Looking to consolidate on second position in the LMP2 Drivers’ standings, the team has been highly impressive on its AsLMS debut and has built solid foundations in prototypes ahead of a full-time European Le Mans Series (ELMS) assault in 2015.
“I really enjoyed my time with Eurasia Motorsport at Shanghai and cannot wait to get back out on track this weekend,” said Hartshorne. “I have never raced at Sepang before, but my teammates and the Eurasia Motorsport itself will be on hand to give me any advice on how to chase fast times. It’s going to be a huge learning curve, but I’m excited by it and it would be great to conclude the season with a win to reward the team for all the hard work it has done.”
Winslow added: “My debut outing with Eurasia Motorsport at Shanghai was very enjoyable. The team gave me a very quick car and the tools to not only set the fastest lap in both the race and qualifying, but also compete alongside World and Le Mans 24 Hours Champion, Oak Racing. The Eurasia team is very professional and has a great work ethic similar to what I’ve seen in other outfits from around the world.
“I’ve competed and won at Sepang many times before and I love the circuit, so I’ll be looking to help Eurasia continue its fine form in LMP2 with the help of world-class engineer, Greg Wheeler, while providing help to my co-drivers to move forwards. Hopefully we can come away with a good result.”
Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “We are really looking forward to this weekend. The Sepang International Circuit is a very tough track, but it is equally very rewarding, and it would be great to end the season on a high note with some more silverware.”