RWR Eurasia adds Daytona 500 and Le Mans winners to its Rolex 24 line-up
Date posted on December 31, 2020 · Published by eurasiapr
Having already confirmed its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at the Rolex 24, RWR Eurasia announces that both Austin Dillon and Salih Yoluç will be joining Cody Ware at Daytona International Speedway for the first round of the Michelin Endurance Cup in its Ligier JS P217.
With three out of the four seats now confirmed, the team already has an impressive and experienced driver line-up. Austin is the 2018 Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup Series race winner and competed in the series this year with Richard Childress Racing. He previously claimed titles in both Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series.
Salih meanwhile is an exceptionally well-qualified Bronze-rated drover courtesy of winning this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE-Am class. Previously, the Turkish racer clinched the Blancpain GT Endurance Cup, took the inaugural FIA Nations Cup victory and is a multiple race winner in both European Le Mans Series and International GT Open. In addition, Salih has experience of the Ligier LMP2 machinery having competed in the class in the Asian Le Mans Series in 2018/19.
The two new signings will complement the talents of defending Asian Le Mans Series champion Cody Ware, solidifying the firm foundations for the RWR Eurasia challenge at Daytona International Raceway. The team are now assessing options for the final race seat in readiness to compete in the ROAR Before the Rolex 24.
About Eurasia Motorsport
Founded by Team Principal Mark Goddard in 2003, Eurasia Motorsport has a wealth of prototype experience having competed extensively in a variety of championship including the European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship and made ifs fourth and most recent start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in September. The Philippines registered team has its base at the Malaysian Sepang Circuit and for the 2021 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will operate out of the Rick Ware Racing facility in Mooreville, North Carolina.
About Rick Ware Racing
With a rich and extensive history, Rick Ware Racing has been part of the racing fabric in the USA for over 30 years. The team has recently competed in both Prototypes and the NASCAR Cup Series. The team most recently claimed the 2020 Asian Le Mans Series Am Championship.
About BAM Motorsport Management
As part of the BAM Motorsport Group, the management arm looks after the interests of both factory drivers and rising talent globally, as well as guiding Teams on their commercial activities. BAM Motorsport Management was pivotal in putting together Eurasia Motorsport’s racing programme in recent years, competing in Asian Le Mans Series, FIA WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. BAM Motorsport Management has worked hard to bring together Rick Ware Racing and Eurasia Motorsport for this exciting 2021 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship LMP2 entry.
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