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OAK Racing Team Asia Le Mans Program Launched

David Cheng, Ho-Pin Tung lead lineup in TOTAL-sponsored Ligier…

Photo: OAK Racing Team Asia

Photo: OAK Racing Team Asia

OAK Racing Team Asia presented its 2014 program Monday in Shanghai, which will see the first-ever all-Chinese driver lineup contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Reigning Asian Le Mans Series champion David Cheng will join Ho-Pin Tung and a soon-to-be-announced third driver at the wheel of the team’s new Honda-powered Ligier JS P2.

The effort will carry the backing of TOTAL, Michelin and Orsun in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, with the partners expected to continue their relationship through the five-round Asian LMS.

In addition to Cheng and Tung, Patrice Devemy, CEO of TOTAL Lubricants China, OAK Racing Team Asia principal Remy Brouard and Asian LMS managing director Mark Thomas were on hand for the program’s formal launch.

Following Le Mans, the team will switch to a Morgan-Judd for the Asian LMS, which kicks off at Korea’s Inje Speedium on July 20.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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