team Eurasia Motorsport has announced its lineup of
riders for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, appointment in which the team asia will be competing with a Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the class LMP2. After winning the category LMP3
of the Asian Le Mans Series in the season 2015-16, the training has decided to return
to be associated with Ligier for a test that will have Erik Maris,
Jacques Nicolet and Pierre Nicolet. Although in 2016 the team was
fifth in LMP2 and first among the structures without a full-time program in the
WEC, Eurasia has reduced the claims for this edition.
Although the three pilots have experience in the 24 Hours
of Le Mans, European Le Mans Series or WEC, it is certain that count
with two riders on bronze may be a ballast in the increasingly competitive class
LMP2. In this aspect, Mark Goddard, Team Principal, has wanted to be
realistic about the demands of the team despite the familiarity of the
three riders, who have competed together in some time. All in all, Erik Maris
acts as the leader of this training for your most recent experience in GT and LMP2.
In 2016 he ran in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Lombard Racing.
The trio French of Eurasia Motorsport complete Jacques and
Pierre Nicolet, the father and son. The parent has competed in the past year
with a Ligier JS P3 in the European Le Mans Series -along with Maris-, but has
to his credit a total of 8 entries in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between the
classes LMP1 and LMP2, always in the hands of OAK Racing, a team that has been
owner and pilot. For his part, his son Pierre Nicolet has an experience more
limited and although it has been present with his father at the ELMS, his career
resistance is still discrete.