Asian Le Mans Series, 3 Hours of Shanghai is only half month away. Today we picked a Chinese driver PU Jun Jin from Eurasia Motorsport to share his Asian LMS stories. PU Jun Jin competed in 2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup China and won 2013 China Driver Champion, Formula Masters China.
We are very happy to see the growth of Eurasia Motorsport, do you have anything you would like to share about you and your team’s performance for the last two races?
It is very happy for me to race and grow with the team since 2013. We have our goal and it’s very important for us to step forward this year.
How do you see motorsports in Asia right now? Do you think Asian Le Mans Series could help promote motorsports in Asia and help Asian drivers to improve?
The promotion of Asian Le Mans for sure will grow up the level of endure race in Asia. I hope Asian LMS can also help the Chinese motorsports fans to know more about the spirit and charm of Le Mans.
What qualities would a driver have to demonstrate in order to become 2014 Asian LMS champion?
To become the Champion of Asian LMS, the driver has to keep composure, focus, and be strong.
3 Hours of Shanghai will compete in China, do you think there is any advantage for you as a Chinese driver? What is the plan for you and for your team in 2014 Asian LMS？
I am very exciting for Shanghai Race because I already have experience of the track, it’s more easy for me to pick up the speed and learn the car. About the plan of our 2014 in Asian LMS, it’s secret, hahaha.
Today’s interview is with Mathias Beche, Asian LMS Craft-Bamboo Racing driver.
LMP2 European le Mans Series winner 2012
2nd in le Mans 24 hours LMP2 2012
LMP1 privateer WEC winner
LMP1 privateer Le Mans 24h winner and 4th overall
Congratulations on the lead in the first two rounds of 2014 Asian LMS, what would you like to share?
I’m pleased with this 100% success grabbing 2 poles and 2 victories in 2 races. The Craft Bamboo Racing team is very new to CN and prototype racing but they are working in the right direction and have a professional approach that fit well with endurance racing.
You competed in 24 Hours of Le Mans and European Le Mans Series, what makes Asian LMS so unique & appealing when compared to other motorsports?
I started my career in China back in 2007 in Formula Renault so Asia always had a special place in my heart! I’m really happy to be part of the Asian LMS, for me it is a more relaxed way of racing compared to LMP1 but I always give my best and this championship keeps me in shape for the WEC.
What do you think about driving with Asian drivers? Do you think Asian Le Mans Series will help Asian drivers to improve?
There are some very good drivers in Asia and I’m sure still a lot more to come. For young drivers, Endurance racing gives another route to become a professional racing driver compared to single seat. Asian LMS is a great championship for young guns but also for gentlemen that want to improve and develop their career in Endurance racing in order to be one day, part of the mythic le Mans 24h race. For me le Mans is by far the most beautiful race throughout the world!
With Craft-Bamboo Racing, what do you hope to achieve from the 2014 Asian LMS?
We clearly want to win the Championship and I’m here to help them. Unfortunately I will not be in Shanghai as there is a clash with FIA WEC but I will be back in Burinam. Personally, I also want to share my experiences in endurance and prototype racing with my teammates and the team.