Top four finish on Eurasia Motorsport’s radar in ELMS 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring
Date posted on July 8, 2015 · Published by eurasiapr
The Asia-based Eurasia Motorsport team suspects a clean race will yield a top four result in Round 3 of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) – the 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring (11-12 July).
A battle-scarred Eurasia Motorsport team soldiered on to finish seventh in the ELMS 4 Hours of Imola in May, damage to its ORECA 03R Nissan LMP2 hampering its charge towards a desired top-five result for drivers Nick de Bruijn and Kevin Pu Jun Jin.
The competition was fierce in Italy and Eurasia found itself immersed in several high intensity battles involving the rival Krohn, SMP and Ibanez Racing squads for the duration of the four-hour contest, and yet more heated exchanges can be expected at the technically demanding Red Bull Ring.
Originally known as the Österreichring, the spectacularly undulating Austrian circuit is carved into the lush and green Styrian Alps, in close proximity to the city of Spielberg.
The track was inaugurated in 1969 and hosted the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix between 1970 and 1987 and again from 1997 to 2003 under the A1-Ring moniker, prior to being purchased and redeveloped by Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz in 2005.
The fresh-faced motorsport facility has since been reinstated into the F1 calendar and has also accommodated other high-profile motor racing series, including the DTM, FIA GT, the FIA F2 Championship and the ELMS.
Nevertheless, Eurasia Motorsport and its drivers are yet to make their Red Bull Ring debut and both de Bruijn and Pu Jun Jin simply crave an uneventful, unimpeded race to compensate for the disappointment of Imola.
Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal, Mark Goddard, said: “The Red Bull Ring is another circuit our drivers, Nick de Bruijn and Kevin Pu Jun Jin, have yet to experience, therefore they face a steep learning curve once again. The team’s aim is to qualify in the top six and simply finish the race itself with no problems. The accident damage at Imola really hurt us and I hope we can avoid other competitors hitting us this time! If we can get through the four hours without any problems, a top four result is not out of the question.”