Defending Asian Le Mans Series champions Ho-Pin Tung and David Cheng will spearhead Pegasus Racing Team Total’s lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the French team also confirming plans to contest the Six Hours of Shanghai FIA WEC round.
The announcement was made Friday in Shanghai, which will see Chinese drivers Tung and Cheng be joined by Frenchman Leo Roussel in the team’s Morgan LMP2 Evo Nissan for the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.
“We have very good advantages with our drivers Leo Roussel, 19-year-old French pilot to have raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014, assisted by Ho-Pin Tung and David Cheng both of which are very experienced and efficient,” said team owner Julien Schell.
“With these pilots, Pegasus Racing Team Total has really good chance to fight for the classification.”
Both Tung and Cheng drove for OAK Racing for the last two seasons, including being part of the first-ever all-Chinese driver lineup at Le Mans in 2014.
According to Pegasus sports marketing manager Remy Brouard, also formerly of OAK Racing, the goal is to have three Chinese pilots for the Shanghai WEC event in November.
“It is the third year of our cooperation with the project of the ‘Road of Le Mans’ with Chinese pilots,” Brouard said. “This year we will race after Le Mans in Shanghai WEC with three Chinese pilots.
“One example of our good cooperation is the team will change his name to ‘Pegasus Racing Team Total’ for Le Mans and Shanghai.”