LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport head to Austria for round three of the European Le Mans Series (15-17 July, 2016) feeling confident following the fantastic finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month.
Momentum really is on the side of the Team having finished fifth in class – ninth overall – at Circuit de la Sarth where Pu Junjin, Nico Pieter De Bruijn, Tristan Gommendy guided the #33 Oreca Nissan to the chequered flag. This followed another strong result at Imola in May.
Not content with the recent run of success, Team Principal Mark Goddard is aiming to go one better and secure a podium position at the Austrian venue.
“The Team was very happy to have finished ninth overall in the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” he said. “This gives us more confidence. If Pu Jun Jin and Nick de Bruijn can carry over their form from Le Mans, I see no reason why we cannot aim for a podium finish with the LeSports by Eurasia Oreca 05 Nissan.
“Last year Pu Jun Jin led the race for a whole stint at Red Bull giving us even more hope for a good result this year.”
The first of two 90-minute European Le Mans Series (ELMS) free practice sessions will be held at 14.50 CET on Friday 15 July, with FP2 and qualifying on Saturday 16 July at 8.35 and 12.50 respectively and the 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring itself at 14.00 on Sunday 17 July.
Coverage of the race will be streamed live to viewers in China and Hong Kong on the www.lesports.com website.