2017 Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup podium finishers and full season Asian Le Mans Series entrants Viper Niza Racing are the latest team to sign for a season him the booming VdeV Series.
Viper Niza’s Ligier JSP3 will be piloted by Douglas Khoo and Nigel Moore.
With seven races spread across Spain, France and Portugal, the team will be flying the Malaysian flag in it’s first foray outside of Asia with an operating base in Monza, Italy.
The core team will be travelling between Kuala Lumpur, and the VdeV races.
“Racing in a different region certainly throws up its share of challenges and as we’ve learnt from racing in the Asian LeMans Series, weather plays a critical role. We’ve had to bear with cold temperatures without appropriate clothing!” smiles Douglas Khoo, Team Owner of Viper Niza.
“The other challenges would be to adjust quickly to a different time zone and acclimatize ourselves to a new work culture. We hope that the support team we have in Europe will help us make the transition smooth.”
“The Vedas series offers us the opportunity to race at some of the best circuits in Europe that are steeped in history. The level of drivers also offers a challenging and competitive field. Moving to Europe to race will provide the team with deeper experience
Robert Peyrano, V de V Head of Communications: “For our organization, having a Malaysian team participating in the endurance series means we are attracting more international pilots and teams.
“Eric van de Vyver, V de V CEO is sure in the future, more foreign teams will join the series and we are looking seriously at new opportunities to open our races to the Asian circuits if teams and
sponsors are interested. We are more than happy to welcome teams from Asia.”
Round1 of the V de V series takes place March 23-25 at the Circuit de Cataluña in Barcelona followed by Magny-cours, Circuit Paul Ricard, Dijon-prenois, Navarra, Le Mans Bugatti and ending at Estoril, Portugal.