Matt Solomon re-joins Eurasia to partner Read in Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup opener
Date posted on May 26, 2016 · Published by eurasiapr
Matt Solomon, a multiple race winner in the Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) with Eurasia Motorsport, will compete alongside current FMCS star Aidan Read in the first round of the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup (28-29 May)
The Eurasian driver from Hong Kong will race the WINEURASIA Ligier JS P3 LMP3 prototype in two one-hour sprint races at the Sepang International Circuit near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, returning to the team where he began his car racing career back in 2013.
Solomon developed into a consistent race winner while under Eurasia Motorsport’s wing and narrowly missed out on the FMCS title at the 2013 season finale, but he continued ascending the motorsport ladder and followed a full season in the 2015 FIA F3 European Championship with an Australian GT campaign, most notably winning in Adelaide.
The combination of Read – the 2016 Formula Masters China Winter Series Champion – and Solomon is sure to be a competitive one and, while it will be both drivers’ first experience in an LMP3 car, they will have ample time to get fully up-to-speed during the build-up to their maiden Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup races.
Each AsLMS Sprint Cup event features two one-hour races with a compulsory pit stop that allows both one and two-driver teams to be competitive.
Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “Eurasia Motorsport fully supports the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s pyramid concept, which gives drivers opportunities to graduate from karting through junior formulas and into LMP3, LMP2 and LMP1 ranks.
“LMP2 allows teams and drivers to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Eurasia Motorsport is probably best placed to bring drivers up from karts to the WEC in the same organisation. In Matt (Solomon) and Aidan (Read), we have two stars of tomorrow in the WINEURASIA LMP3!”