Racing Team India Eurasia aim for top-10 LMP2 finish in sole Ligier

Racing Team India Eurasia are looking to secure a top-10 finish in the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend.

Eurasia Motorsport have made notable steps over the recent years in their Asian Le Mans Series commitments, and are taking part in their fifth Le Mans 24 Hours.

The LMP2 class has 25 entries but the team will be part of the Pro/Am subclass new for this year of WEC which allows at least one bronze-rated driver in the line-up.

Mark Goddard, Racing Team India Eurasia Team Principal said: “It’s a pleasure to be back here at Le Mans, a place where we have so many memories as a team and a competitive track record of going the distance in this, the most demanding race in the world.

“It’s great to be working with James [Winslow] once again and to also welcome both John [Corbett] and Tom [Cloet] to the fold.

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“It will – as always – be a tough challenge, but ultimately, we will give our all, fly the Ligier flag throughout the week, with the aim of securing another top-10 LMP2 finish.”

In a subcategory of 10 Pro/Am LMP2s, they take on the French classic with the sole Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the field after ARC Bratislava made the change to Oreca post-Monza.

With 94 laps of smooth running at pre-Le Mans testing last Sunday, they will look to surpass their target of 14th last year though it stands as a challenge against the Orecas.

Silver-rated driver Winslow will put down his experience in the Asian LMS whilst Corbett and Cloet make their Le Mans debuts, both applying their LMP2 and LMP3 experiences into the #74 LMP2 car.

Qualifying Practice takes place tomorrow as the race commences 21-22 August this weekend.