JACKIE CHAN DC RACING x JOTA SPORT DOMINATE ASIAN LE MANS SERIES
Fuji International Speedway, Japan – Seven days ago it was the NISMO Festival supported by Motul, last weekend we were back to Fuji International Speedway for the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series.
Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport dominated both the LM P2 and LM P3 classes with a pair of Nissan-powered prototype victories.
Stephane Richelmi, Harrison Newey and Thomas Laurent took their second victory of the season but did not have everything their own way. The trio had to chase down the No.37 BBT Ligier JS P2 of Anthony Xu Liu, Davide Rizzo and Nissan IMSA ace Pipo Derani in the final hour to take the win.
"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," said Laurent.
"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."
In LM P3 it was a race of attrition but the No. 6 Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport Ligier JS P3 of Americans Patrick Byrne and Guy Cosmo took the victory - their first in the Asian Le Mans Series championship.
All 11 prototype machines in the Asian Le Mans Series are powered by Nissan. The next round of the championship is scheduled for the Chang International Circuit in Thailand on January 13.