Eurasia Motorsport has confirmed that it will be taking part in the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps as part of its preparations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The team will be entering its all-black Eurasia Racing New Zealand Ligier JSP17-Gibson that saw action in the Asian Le Mans Series, with driving duties to be fulfilled by Nick Cassidy, Daniel Gaunt and Nobuya Yamanaka.
The team earned a spot on the entry list of the French endurance classic thanks to its efforts in the Asian campaign, where it finished third in the LMP2 category.
Cassidy, the current Super Formula champion and winner of previous titles in the Japanese SUPER GT series and Toyota Racing Series New Zealand, will not join the team’s line-up at Le Mans due to a clashing schedule. He will present at La Sarthe in an advisory role, with compatriot Shane van Gisbergen.
“We have raced at Spa before, but this is the first time for us in a Ligier LMP2 car,” said team principal Mark Goddard. “We’re really looking forward to joining the WEC grid and to the race in its own right but also to help us prepare for Le Mans. We have three drivers that we know well, so the aim is to learn as much as possible and to further hone the Ligier in readiness for the 24 Hours.”