LeSports by Eurasia determined to score well in 4 Hours of Imola

Date posted on May 13, 2016 · Published by eurasiapr

Car # 33 / EURASIA MOTORSPORT / PHL / Oreca 05 - Nissan / Pu Junjin (CHN) / Nico Pieter De Bruijn (NLD) / Tristan Gommendy (FRA) - ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone  - Silverstone Circuit - Towcester, Northamptonshire - UKLeSports by Eurasia Motorsport is determined to score well in the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) 4 Hours of Imola (13-15 May), which will serve as a precursor to the team’s highly anticipated debut at the world’s greatest race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The ELMS visits Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola in the Italian province of Bologna for the fourth year running, and this will be the second time that Eurasia Motorsport has competed at the historic and revered circuit.

Last year’s edition of the 4 Hours of Imola saw a battle-scarred Eurasia Motorsport team push on through to a seventh place finish, damage to its ORECA LMP2 prototype hampering its charge towards a desired top-five result for drivers Nick de Bruijn and Kevin Pu Jun Jin.

While the opposition was fierce, the ELMS is more competitive than ever in 2016 and Eurasia expects to be immersed in several high intensity fights when it goes into combat against a quality 42-car field in this weekend’s four-hour contest.

However, the sole objective for the LeSports-backed Eurasia team and its drivers – Tristan Gommendy, de Bruijn and Pu Jun Jin – is to be in a points-paying position come the end of the race at 18.00 on Sunday (15 May) evening.

LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “Everybody at LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport is really looking forward to the European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Imola weekend. The opening round at Silverstone demonstrated we have a quick racecar and we are confident of a good showing in Italy. The whole team is determined to score some good points and set ourselves up for Le Mans next month.”

The first of two 90-minute European Le Mans Series (ELMS) free practice sessions will be held at 14.00 CET on Friday 13 May, with FP2 and qualifying on Saturday 14 May at 9.35 and 13.50 respectively and the 4 Hours of Imola itself at 14.00 on Sunday 15 May.

Coverage of the ELMS 4 Hours of Imola will be streamed live to viewers in China and Hong Kong on the www.lesports.com website.