Eurasia LMP2 leads Asian Le Mans for first hour, crashes out of P2 with 20 minutes to go
Date posted on July 21, 2014 · Published by Mark Goddard
Richard Bradley swept into the lead at the start of the Asian Le Mans three hours at Inje in Korea. He proceeded to pull out a lead of over one minute from the Oak Racing LMP2 before handing over to Tacksung Kim. A good stint from Kim kept the Eurasia car in the lead when he handed over to John Hartshorne. Oak’s Ho Pin Tung was soon past Hartshorne who turned the car over to Richard Bradley for the final stint. This ended with 17 minutes to go in the Turn One wall. Eurasia have demonstrated they have the speed to beat one of the best LMP teams globally, Oak Racing, both in qualifying and race trim.
“We are happy we have demonstrated our speed and without the accident it would have been an excellent start to the season and set us up for Fuji and beyond” reports Eurasia Team Principal Mark Goddard. “Richard did a fantastic job and really helped us take the fight to Oak. Tacksung Kim kept us on the lead lap which was more than we had hoped for due to his inexperience. He has a lot of potential and will make a fantastic LMP driver. John Hartshorne kept the car on the island and in second overall which is what the team asked of him”.
Next round is at Fuji on August 28-31. Eurasia Formula Masters China driver, Pu Jun Jin, joins the LMP2 team for the balance of the season.