Jackie Chan DC Racing has revealed Chinese-inspired liveries for its pair of Oreca 07 Gibsons that will compete in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season.
The design, presented during a press conference in Beijing, features a Chinese insignia created by students from the University of Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences, following a campus-wide competition.
In Chinese culture, clouds are often referred to as “auspicious clouds,” representing the heavens. They are considered lucky because the Chinese word for “cloud’ has a similar pronunciation as “luck” or “fortune.”
The color scheme is also symbolic of the Chinese culture, with red bringing good luck, black associated with youth and power, while gold, or yellow, representing heroism.
“It will be cool to carry a very unique and traditionally Chinese look into the world championship and give it some oriental flair,” said team owner/driver David Cheng.
“Also this livery will have a little surprise waiting for everyone when it gets to run at night.”
“This year is also the 45th anniversary of China-UK Relations, which is coincidentally in line with our partnership with Jota Sport.
“We wanted to have a design that complements this East-meets-West relationship, and I believe it’s best reflected on our car.”
The pair of LMP2 cars will break cover in next week’s Prologue pre-season test at Monza, where Cheng, Ho-Pin Tung, Tristan Gommendy, Oliver Jarvis, Alex Brundle and Thomas Laurent will all be present.