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Eurasia Enters 6H Spa as Precursor to Le Mans

Cassidy, Gaunt, Yamanaka to share driving duties at Spa as team preps for Le Mans…

Photo: Eurasia Motorsport

Eurasia Motorsport will enter the penultimate round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa-Francorchamps as preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Mark Goddard-led team was confirmed on the entry list for this year’s French endurance classic with a single Ligier JS P217 Gibson entry in the LMP2 class.

Eurasia will make an appearance at the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in April to aid preparations ahead of its fourth time at Le Mans.

New Zealander Nick Cassidy, who impressed by breaking a lap record in last weekend’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship rookie test, will share driving duties with Daniel Gaunt and Nobuya Yamanaka at Spa.

However, Cassidy will not be able to compete at Le Mans due to a clash, with countryman Shane van Gisbergen stepping in on debut at Circuit de la Sarthe.

Cassidy was a part of the team’s Asian Le Mans Series driving lineup, but due to a calendar clash with the mandatory Le Mans test day and his Super GT commitments, he will take up an advisory role on the team for Le Mans following his Spa outing.

“We have raced at Spa before, but this is the first time for us in an LMP2 car,” said 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.”

Eurasia’s No. 35 Ligier will sport its ‘All Black’ racing New Zealand livery at both Spa and Le Mans, which Sportscar365 understands is the exact chassis raced by the team under the No. 1 banner in Asian LMS.

Slade Perrins is an Australian-based junior reporter for Sportscar365. Perrins won the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars 'Young Gun Award' for journalism for his work with speedcafe.com.

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