While the Asian Le Mans Series is still stopped as the next race will be only in January, some squads are confirming the final details to tackle the 3 Hours of Buriram, this round of the 2015/2016 season, and Eurasia Motorsport finally confirmed how they will make presence in Thai soil.
In fact, Eurasia’s bet will be on young drivers like some LMP2 class teams are doing lately, with the No. 9 ORECA 03R, which is the one used in the 2015 European Le Mans Series season, to be driven by Antonio Giovinazzi and Sean Gelael, and the double will also bring the KFC - Jagonya Ayam backing to the car.
The pair is going to their first drives in a Le Mans Prototype in a competitive way, as both careers were essentially based on open-wheel racing. Gelael is currently coming from a debut season in the Formula Renault 3.5 series combined with some drives in GP2, both of them for Carlin, with na eighth place finish as his best effort in the season. Giovinazzi in the other way is a proven talent who fought for the title of the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Swedish ace Felix Rosenqvist, winning six races and achieving twenty podiums in his campaign driving for Carlin. Also, Giovinazzi did an appearance in DTM replacing Timo Scheider, although the lack of experience in the powerful Audi RS5 car paid its toll.
The first car will still count with the same drivers as Richard Bradley and William Lok will drive the No. 99 ORECA 03, and the advantage in numbers may prove to be in Eurasia’s favor in the provisional four car field of the LMP2 class, as Race Performance and Algarve Pro Racing will return to action with single car entries.
The 3 Hours of Buriram will occur on January 10th, 2016.
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