JACKIE CHAN DC RACING X JOTA SPORT READY FOR SUPER SEASON SHOWDOWN AT LE MANS
JACKIE CHAN DC RACING X JOTA SPORT heads into the final round of 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship season to fight for the LMP2 class title, with the team determined to repeat its success at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Chinese racing team operated by JOTA Sport is in second place in both drivers’ and teams’ LMP2 championship in the WEC Super Season, having won five of the previous seven rounds, with the battle set to go downs to the wire at Circuit de la Sarthe on 15-16 June.
The official Test Day a week ago had the team heading in the right direction, as Ho-Pin Tung, Stephane Richelmi and Gabriel Aubry in #Mighty38 set the best lap time 3:28.054 in LMP2 category, returning to the legendary racetrack after a 12-month absence.
Having won in Spa, Silverstone and Shanghai in the first half of the Super Season, which includes two 24 Hour of Le Mans, the #Mighty38 crew currently is currently only four points behind their main rivals in the #36 Alpine and determined to give everything in order to bring home the LMP2 championship at the upcoming title decider, which is set to be worth one and half time as many points as a regular six-hour race.
David Heinemeier-Hansson, Ricky Taylor and Jordan King in #Fortunecat37 completed a comprehensive programme in the traditional pre-event test, sharing the driving duties at the 13.626km circuit for the very first time.
With Taylor joining in Heinemeier-Hansson and King, who together triumphed at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in March, the #Fortunecat37 crew will fear nothing and aim high under the world motorsport’s spotlight; despite being a new line-up.
It is also the two-year anniversary of the Chinese team’s record-breaking LMP2 victory and the double-podium-overall result at the 85th running of the classic endurance event, which marks one of the many successes the collaboration between Jackie Chan DC Racing and JOTA Sport has achieved since 2017.
To embrace the most important challenge of the year, the two JOTA Sport-run ORECA 07- Gibson cars will carry new liveries, with #Fortunecat37 switching to black and electric blue and sporting their new partner, Konica Minolta’s logo; whilst the #Mighty38 changes to a black base with yellow details to feature the team’s another key partner Richard Mille.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, which first ran in 1923, is considered the toughest and most challenging endurance event in the world and showcases not only the durability and performance of automotive innovation but also the determination and strength of human kind.
While a record 62 entrants will rev up and roll out at 15:00 on Saturday, only one crew from each of the four classes will climb the top step of the podium after the chequered-flag flies at the same time on Sunday.