Eurasia Motorsport has confirmed that the team will compete at the Rolex 24H of Daytona in 2021 with one of their Ligier JS P217 Gibson LMP2 cars, with an eye to continuing in a full-season entry for the Michelin Endurance Cup and IMSA LMP2 Championship.
The Philippines flagged and Philippines and Malaysia based team is joining forces with Rick Ware Racing and BAM Motorsport for the 2021 US Programme under the RWR Eurasia banner.
This should mark the first appearance for the Ligier LMP2 since Watkins Glen in 2018 with United Autosports, and, together with multiple Oreca entries and the Dallara of Cetilar Racing should see the Rolex 24 Hours welcome three different LMP2 chassis to the field.
Rick Ware Racing will provide a US-base for the team as well as logistical and personnel support, while the entry will be project managed by BAM Motorsport Management.
Reigning Asian Le Mans Series LMP2-Am Champion Cody Ware will head the driver line up, with co-drivers being confirmed over the coming weeks.
Mark Goddard, Eurasia Motorsport Team Principal: “This is an exciting new venture for us at Eurasia Motorsport. We’re currently shipping our two Ligier JS P217s to the factory in readiness for the Rolex 24. The team will be based at the RWR facility in the US and we will be managing the programme from there with our own Race and Data Engineers as well as Race Mechanics. We will benefit from logistical and personnel support from RWR and we’re looking forward to this new challenge.”
Cody Ware: “I had the pleasure of meeting with Mark Goddard and David Madgwick early this year in the Asian Le Mans Series and I was really impressed with their programme there. The Ligier P2 was fast, week in and week out and the team as a whole were so professional. I followed their 24 Hours of Le Mans programme with interest too, so naturally, I’m excited to be working with Eurasia and the BAM team this year and really looking forward to heading to Daytona for the Roar and then the Rolex 24.
“With my other race programmes, it is going to be a very busy season for me, but between my commitments to NASCAR and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, I think it’s going to be a very cool 2021.”
David Madgwick, BAM Motorsport Managing Director: “This is our second largescale project with Eurasia Motorsport. The last one culminated in successfully delivering on all fronts the 24 Hours of Le Mans programme this year, taking an amateur racer through a comprehensive three-year programme to achieve his dream. This new project in the WeatherTech SportsCar championship brings together the talents of three organisations and we look forward to working closely with IMSA over the coming season while reaching and exceeding each milestone in this exciting programme.”