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DC Racing Continues Asian LMS Sweep with 6H Buriram Win

Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota continues sweep with third Asian LMS win of the season…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota has taken its third Asian Le Mans Series win in as many races but the first for its No. 7 car with a new lineup in the Six Hours of Buriram on Saturday.

Jazeman Jaafar, Weiron Tan and Afiq Ikhwan Yazid drove the team’s No. 7 Oreca 05 Nissan to victory, denying teammates Thomas Laurent, Harrison Newey and Stephane Richelmi their third straight victory.

The two Jota Sport-run entries dominated the race with the lead swapping between both cars several times and no other competitors able to make it to the front of the field in the six-hour enduro. 

Tan eventually crossed the line 80 seconds ahead of Newey while Pipo Derani completed the podium in the BBT Ligier JS P2 Nissan. 

KCMG took home the LMP3 honors for the second time this season with its unchanged lineup of Josh Burdon, Louis Prette and Neric Wei.

Mechanical problems for the DC Racing LMP3 entry prevented Guy Cosmo, Patrick Byrne and Gabriel Aubry from challenging the KCMG car.

Jesse Krohn, Junsan Chen and Chaz Mostert took FIST-Team AAI to the GT win with the team’s BMW M6 GT3 beating the Tianshi Racing Team Audi R8 LMS.

RESULTS: 6H Buriram

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake



  1. Danny

    January 13, 2018 at 10:10 am

    A shame that the Jacky Chan name is always masking the great effort of Jota Sport, as they are the actual team that make the succes. But congrats anyway.

    • Noel

      January 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Pretty sure anyone who cares enough about racing to follow the ALMS knows Jota Sport runs the program…

    • Louis

      January 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Jackie Chan DC Racing write the check to JOTA to run the team. So if they want their name mentioned and not JOTA, they can do that!

    • KW

      January 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      No, I don’t think that the name of Jackie Chan is “masking” the abilities of Jota Sport. The presence and support of a famous name like Jackie Chan helps a team like Jota Sport very much to get a more advanced program on the way than back in their ELMS days, when they proved to be a very good team by winning titles without a proper funding. And the insiders will always know who is behind the success, like the Joest team stands for the Audi Le Mans victories and the Oreca team stands for the Toyota WEC effort. And if it comes true that this way Jackie Chan can help young Asian drivers to make their Le Mans dream come true, he has spent the money earnt by his movies for a good thing.

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