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DC Racing Takes Commanding Win in Asian LMS Opener

Laurent, Richelmi, Newey win Asian Le Mans Series opener at Zhuhai for Jackie Chan DC Racing…

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Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport has opened its Asian Le Mans Series season with a commanding win in the Four Hours of Zhuhai on Sunday.

The No. 8 Oreca 05 Nissan of Thomas Laurent, Stephane Richelmi and Harrison Newey won the race with a margin of one minute, 49 seconds following a dominant performance throughout.

The Anglo-Chinese outfit led the majority of the race, despite an issue early in the race following contact with a GT car, although it did lose the top position to BBT’s Ligier JS P2 Nissan on two occasions for a total of 23 laps.

Pipo Derani took the BBT Ligier across the line in second after sharing the No. 37 car with Davide Rizzo and Anthony Liu, as the only crew able to challenge the No. 8 DC Racing Oreca.

ARC Bratislava, meanwhile, took the final podium position with its Ligier driven by Miro Konopka, Konstantins Calko and Rik Breukers, almost four minutes behind the leader.

Josh Burdon secured the LMP3 class win for KCMG finishing sixth overall in the No. 18 Ligier JS P3 Nissan.

The Australian driver drove alongside Neric Wei and Louis Prette after taking the lead from Taiwan Beer GH Motorsport and building up a 58-second margin by the checkered flag.

Hanss Lin brought the GH Motorsport car home in second while Guy Cosmo completed the podium in DC Racing’s LMP3 entry.

Jesse Krohn led a FIST-Team AAI 1-2 in the GT ranks with the team’s BMW M6 GT3 beating its Mercedes-AMG GT3 to the top spot after swapping positions throughout the race.

Krohn, Junsan Chen and Chaz Mostert drove to a 22-second victory over the Mercedes piloted Raffaele Marciello, Lam Yu and Ollie Milroy.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

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