Eurasia Motorsport has confirmed this morning that it will be entering the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series season, adding to the LMP classes, team principal Mark Goddard confirming that the team will run both a Ligier JS P3 and Ligier JS P2.
The Asian-based team will compete in LMP3 with Nobuya Yamanaka and Aidan Read in the four-round championship, the two having tested and raced together in the China Endurance Series earlier this year.
Read is no stranger to the team having finished runner-up in the Formula Masters Championship with the team in 2016 with nine race wins. More recently he has competed with Craft-Bamboo Racing in Blancpain GT Series Asia and will be the lead driver in the Pro-Am line-up.
Yamanaka meanwhile, is a rookie in the series but testing and his LMP3 debut in the China Endurance Series alongside Read, where they finished seventh, has already shown that the 58-year-old will be competitive.
Regarding the team’s LMP2 entry, the team is still in the process of confirming drivers, though Goddard has confirmed to DSC that the team has filed its entry form.
“I’m delighted to confirm our programme for the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series,” stated Goddard. “Aidan is very much a known quantity to us and we expect him to lead the team and push for victories.
“Nobuya will quickly get up to speed and has shown tremendous tenacity as he has adapted to the new machinery. It will be a learning curve for him, but we believe it will be a strong campaign from both.”
This news comes after both United Autosports and Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing confirmed their programmes in the past 24 hours, meaning a total of five Ligier JS P3s and three of Ligier JS P2s have been confirmed for the season in the past 24 hours.