Nick Foster replaces Daniel Gaunt at Eurasia for the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa
Date posted on August 11, 2020 · Published by eurasiapr
Nick Foster has been called up to compete with Eurasia Motorsport in next weekend’s FIA WEC TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps. The Australian takes the place of Daniel Gaunt who is unable to take part, due to travel complications from his native New Zealand.
Nick joins Japanese amateur Nobuya Yamanaka and former Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi in the #35 Ligier JSP217 for the six-hour event, which takes place Saturday 15 August 2020 and is the team’s first race in the series as they continue preparations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Currently racing in the I-PACE eTrophy with Jaguar China Racing in Berlin, Nick is no stranger to the team having last competed with them in the 2019-20 Asian Le Mans Series. There he raced alongside Roberto on his way to three straight podiums in Shanghai, The Bend and Sepang and third position in the championship.
Eurasia Motorsport is one of ten entries in the ultra-competitive LMP2 class for the sixth round of the FIA WEC 2019-20 season, with practice getting underway on Thursday, qualifying Friday and the race Saturday.
Mark Goddard, Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal
“We’re fortunate in having such a talented race driver in Nick Foster available to us at such short notice. In an ideal scenario, I would not want to call him in so late, but we are in a very fluid situation due COVID-19 and the problems associated with the movement of people around the world.
“We at Eurasia are doing everything in our power to field a strong package and we hope that there will be no further hurdles for us to overcome over the coming week. Our plans for the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month remain on track, but we obviously must be mindful the global situation. We hope to proceed with the drivers as planned, but we need to be realistic and ready to react should we need to do so.”
“I’m looking forward to jumping back into the LMP2 car and to have a good strong weekend in the FIA World Endurance Championship. It has been a pretty crazy year for everyone, I didn’t know what was coming up next. To be re-joining the team that first put me in the prototype and in which helped me to my first P2 podium is special.
“FIA WEC is a step up from the Asian Le Mans Series but the team has plenty of experience from Le Mans and we’re looking forward to doing the job for Nobuya and everyone involved. So, we have to roll with it and have a really good race weekend.”
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