RTI Eurasia pleased to finish Le Mans in Ligier LMP2’s final race

The #74 Racing Team India Eurasia reached the checkered flag at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and finished 16th in LMP2 for the Ligier JS P217’s final race.

For the final participation for the Eurasia-entered Ligier LMP2, the #74 reached the checkered flag at this year’s Le Mans without any major damages.

The Pro/Am debuting crew of Tom Cloet, John Corbett and James Winslow completed Eurasia Motorsport’s fifth Le Mans entry.

Mark Goddard, Racing Team India Eurasia Team Principal, said: “It was good to see the chequered flag again at Le Mans, it is actually quite an achievement in itself to complete the 24 hours of racing.

“The actual finishing position was not that relevant as it was always going to be a conservative race from us, but 16th place is a strong result was actually quite pleasing and our three drivers certainly enjoyed their first Le Mans together with us.”

Credit: Eurasia Motorsport

After ARC Bratislava struggled to make the most of the Ligier JS P217 package until the 6 Hours of Monza, they switched to the all-popular Oreca 07 for their LMP2 pursuits.

This left Eurasia to run the sole-running Ligier LMP2 in its final 24-hour race.

There was only one notable incident when Cloet hit the side of Sophia Floersch (#1 Richard Mille Racing) to escape with damage to the front nose.

Having beaten eight of their LMP2 rivals to the checkered flag, 338 laps concluded their Le Mans.

Goddard talked of the switch to contemporary machinery for next year.

“We now look forward programmes in both LMP2 and LMP3 with new equipment with the aim of racing again at the Rolex 24 Hours and then straight on to the Asian Le Mans Series with the new Ligier LMP3 (JS P320).”