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Eurasia to Run Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in Asian LMS

Eurasia confirms Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 program for Asian LMS…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Eurasia Motorsport has announced that it will enter an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in the 2016/2017 Asian Le Mans Series, rekindling a past relationship with the British manufacturer.

The Mark Goddard-owned team had previously operated Astons while under the Craft Racing banner, which included the 2013 Asian LMS season, where the team finished runner-up in the GT championship.

“We are really happy to renew our association with Aston Martin, having run the car successfully in GT Asia, achieving a podium finish in the Dubai 24H and gaining an entry for the Le Mans 24H,” Goddard said.

“The team knows the car very well, we will receive engineering back up from Aston Martin Racing and we are confident with the right driver line-up we can win the GT class.”

Drivers for the effort have yet to be announced but Goddard said they are able to “take a driver out of karting into FMCS (Formula Masters China), the Asian Junior driver development category, and then on to either GT or LMP” through its ladder program in Asia.

The Philippines-based team has successfully expanded its operation to Europe, running in the European Le Mans Series and coming off a 5th place LMP2 class finish in its 24 Hours of Le Mans debut last weekend.

Eurasia has traditionally also fielded a prototype in Asian LMS, although no word has been officially been given on a possible parallel program.

The 2016/2017 Asian LMS season sees an expansion to four-hour races, as well as new driver classification mandates, including the requirement of a Bronze-rated driver in each GT class lineup.

The season kicks off at Zhuhai on Oct. 30.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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