Eurasia Motorsport is in the midst of preparing for an Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 campaign in the 2019/20 season with a Ligier JS P217 in what will be the first season of Asian Le Mans competition featuring the current-spec P2 cars.
The team will base its current JS P217 (which it campaigned at Le Mans in 2018) out of its facility in Sepang, Malaysia, and once it arrives at its base over the summer Mark Goddard’s team will embark on a pre-season testing and development programme.
For next season the team is looking to campaign three cars in Asian Le Mans, with a pair of Ligier JS P217s, a second car to be announced later in the year, and its single LMP3 Ligier JS P3.
“We are excited to be bringing our Le Mans Ligier home to Asia giving us and prospective drivers the chance to test in Asia for the first time with the latest LMP2 car,” stated Team Principal Mark Goddard.
“Having a car at Sepang this early in the season is a real bonus for the region and I am sure the time we have for preparation for this season’s Asian Le Mans Series will stand us and our drivers in good stead for the coming season.
“Being an Asian team, we consider Asian Le Mans Series to be our number one motorsport priority and we intend to show this commitment with a strong entry this year.”
Full details of the team’s plans will be announced after this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. In the meantime, drivers interested in testing or competing with Eurasia Motorsport should contact the team to express their interest.
With the shift from the old-spec LMP2s to the current cars for this season in Asia, the grid size is still an unknown at this point. However, Eurasia’s plan to campaign a pair of Ligiers adds to ELMS teams High Class Racing and Carlin Racing’s publically announced plans to add Dallaras to the field. DSC also understands that several existing LMP2 teams also have programmes under consideration.