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New Driver Lineup for Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca

New lineup of King, Stevens, Heinemeier Hansson for Jackie Chan DC Racing…

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Jackie Chan DC Racing by Jota’s No. 37 Oreca 07 Gibson will run with a new driver lineup for the remaining rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’.

David Heinemeier Hansson, Will Stevens and Jordan King will assume driving duties from the all-Malaysian trio of Jazeman Jaafar, Nabil Jeffri and Weiron Tan.

The new trio will race at the 1000 Miles of Sebring and Six Hours of Spa while Heinemeier Hansson and King will be joined by a different co-driver for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

A statement from the Jota Sport-run team said that the Malaysian drivers, who won their class at the Six Hours of Fuji in October, have had to stand down “due to regrettable circumstances beyond the control of any of the drivers”.

Heinemeier Hansson is set for his first WEC start since 2017 when he drove an Oreca 07 Gibson entered by Rebellion Racing, then Vaillante Rebellion.

King makes the move from top-level single-seater racing after competing in the NTT IndyCar Series and Formula 2 in past seasons.

Stevens, meanwhile, has previously raced for Jota when it ran the G-Drive Racing LMP2 entry in 2016.

“The changes which we are announcing today have been forced upon the team by commercial and business complexities outside of its direct control,” said team director David Clark.

“We were left in a position where these changes had to be implemented and whilst this was a difficult process, it is in the best interests of the team.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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