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DC Racing Sweeps Asian LMS Season; Wins Title at Sepang

Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota sweeps Asian LMS season; wins title in Sepang…

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Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota has secured the Asian Le Mans Series teams’ and drivers’ championships with a win in the Four Hours of Sepang on Sunday.

The Anglo-Chinese team won the race by one minute to ensure it claimed victory in all four races of the season despite missing out on pole position to Eurasia Motorsport in Saturday’s qualifying session.

Thomas Laurent, Harrison Newey and Stephane Richelmi drove the No. 8 Oreca 05 Nissan to their third win of the season and the drivers’ title.

They inherited the lead in the final hour when Jake Parsons spun the Eurasia Ligier JS P2 Nissan from the lead, allowing the pair of DC Racing cars to go through to first and second and relegating the polesitting entry to third.

The No. 7 DC Racing all-Malaysian entry of Jazeman Jaafar, Weiron Tan and Afiq Ikhwan Yazid was unable to score a podium finish on home soil, however, when a problem in the final pit stop prevented the car from starting.

This promoted the BBT Ligier to second with Eurasia third.

DC Racing managed to claim class honors in LMP3 for the second time this season, giving Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne the class title.

FIST-Team AAI finished 1-2 in GT with its BMW M6 GT3 of Jesse Krohn, Junsan Chen and Markus Palttala finishing ahead of its Ferrari 488 GT3. Krohn and Chen won the title.

As a result of their LMP2 and LMP3 class titles, DC Racing has secured two invitations to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in LMP2, while AAI has two invites to the GTE-Am category for its first and second positions in GT.

RESULTS: 4H Sepang

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

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  1. Binky

    February 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I get the ACO are trying to entice entries to this series, but having 2 LM auto-invites for a class that usually consists of 2 teams and 3 GT3 cars is outrageous, these teams don’t even have GTE machinery.

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