Nick Foster, Roberto Merhi, and Nobuya Yamanaka have been confirmed as Eurasia’s lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Eurasia Motorsport has announced their participation at Le Mans in the passing weeks but had not raced competitively since the Asian Le Mans Series’ season end in February.
The crew debuted in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s return to racing at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, but it was the team’s debut on a world championship level and would help prepare them for Le Mans ’24.
Mark Goddard, Eurasia Motorsport’s Team Principal, reflected: “We achieved all we expected with this tough test in Spa,” as the last classified finisher in the race.
“The crew got the opportunity to work in a competitive environment for the first time in a while.
“They also worked well under pressure, changing conditions and completed some running repairs,” the key part of their WEC debut experience.
“The drivers – especially Yamanaka – got the valuable experience that will be of great benefit when he lines up at Le Mans next month.”
Foster, who replaced Daniel Gaunt for the 6H Spa, said: “Jumping back in the P2 after Berlin (in the I-Pace eTrophy) was a real buzz.
“The first laps in practice reminding me how quick these things are.
“Most of all we had a lot of fun racing together this weekend and I am grateful to be confirmed as part of the squad for Le Mans.
“Racing a P2 car there is going to be an amazing experience, my previous appearances being in GT machinery.”
Merhi, with the most WEC/Le Mans experience out of the trio, said: “I certainly enjoyed the (6H Spa) weekend and am looking forward to getting back to Le Mans where I last competed in 2016.
“I managed some really competitive lap times this weekend at Spa and hopefully we can carry some pace into the Le Mans weekend and help Nobuya Yamanaka to have a great and competitive event.”
Yamanaka, who had just made his WEC debut, said: “I want to thank the team, Nick and Roberto for helping me this weekend at Spa and also on the journey so far.
“The next part of which is my debut at the 24 of Le Mans which has long been my dream.
“To share the car with Nick and Roberto will be an honour and I am very happy they want to join with me.
“They have been a great help in supporting me in my driving as well as with their experience and coaching.”