Lights, camera, action: LeSports by Eurasia primed for ELMS curtain-raiser at Silverstone

Date posted on April 15, 2016 · Published by eurasiapr

b79ccb60-92d1-477b-a820-5cce357fa248The 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) 4 Hours of Silverstone (15-16 April) marks the beginning of a momentous season for LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport, which is building towards its first ever appearance in the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

A new and wide-ranging partnership between Eurasia Motorsport and LeSports TV was officially launched at an event attended by Cyrille Taesch-Wahlen of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and more than 80 media representatives at the Guangdong International Circuit (GIC) in China just two weeks ago.

The arrangement ensures that LeSports, which boasts a comprehensive content platform and media rights for more than 200 sporting events worldwide, will livestream the season-opening ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone and produce uniquely Chinese material from inside Eurasia’s pit garage.

A brand new ORECA 05 Nissan LMP2 prototype will be piloted by a bolstered three-driver line-up; mainland Chinese driver Kevin Pu Jun Jin and Nick de Bruijn remain for a second full-time assault on the ELMS, but Tristan Gommendy is a welcome addition to the team as it embarks on what is perhaps the most momentous season in its history.

The Asian team emerged as a regular top five finisher and even threatened the podium during its maiden ELMS campaign in 2015, but there is more drive than ever to convert its knowledge and experience into silverware, with a large Chinese audience tracking its progress via LeSport’s comprehensive coverage.

Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “We had a very good day testing at Silverstone on Tuesday (12 April). The car was fast and ran reliably. This season looks like it will be the most competitive to date in the European Le Mans Series, but, with the new ORECA 05 Nissan, plus Tristan Gommendy joining Kevin Pu Jun Jin and Nick de Bruijn, we have to aim for a podium finish this season. We are also really happy to have the support of LeSports TV and it’s a little daunting to know we should have a large audience watching the races in China!”