Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport has once again claimed the top step on the podium in the Asian Le Mans Series. On the heels of its win at the opening round in Zuhai, China, the Chinese team clinched its a second victory of the season thanks to the #8 ORECA 05-Nissan driven by Thomas Laurent, Stéphane Richelmi and Harrison Newey.
Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport appears unstoppable so far in the Asian Le Mans Series. The #8 ORECA 05-Nissan of Thomas Laurent, Stéphane Richelmi and Harrison Newey has won the second round of the season in Fuji, Japan. Only Team BBT's #37 Ligier JS P2-Nissan driven by Davide Rizzo, Pipo Derani and Anthony Liu took the lead momentarily, but Thomas Laurent snatched it back one hour from the checkered flag. "My teammates did a really good job at the start of the race, I was around 20 or 30 seconds behind the BBT car in front of us. I was able to close the gap and pass him in my first stint and I tried to manage our tyres for the rest of the race while managing my lead. The team did a really good job to maintain the cars as well as possible. A big thank you to my teammates and my team!" The #37 Ligier claimed the second step on the podium ahead of the second car for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport, the #7 ORECA 05-Nissan shared by David Cheng and Jazeman Jaafar.
The Chinese team even achieved a double blow by also winning the LMP3 class with the #6 Ligier JS P3 driven by Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne. FIST Team AAI's Ferrari 488 GT3 shared by Marco Cioci, Lam Yu and Ollie Millroy had a relatively effortless race, allowing the driver line-up to reach the top step on the GT podium after taking advantage of a two-second penalty incurred by the team's other car, a BMW M6 GT3, for an offense committed during a refueling stop.
Check out the race standings here.
The third round of the ALMS season is set for January 13th in Buriram, Thailand.
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