Jackie Chan DC Racing will enter three cars in the upcoming 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series.
The Chinese team will enter two ORECA 05 cars in the LMP2 category, and a Ligier JS P3 in the LMP3 category.
That makes the confirmed car count in the LMP2 category go up to seven cars, which is a much bigger number than last season, which consisted of four entries.
David Cheng, the DC part of the team name, has already won the Asian LMS title twice. The first time was in 2013/14 where he won the LMP2 Championship, and then again in 2015/16 where he won the LMP3 Championship, and at the same time earned an automatic entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016. That single race however wasn’t enough for DC Racing, so they decided to team up with Signatech Alpine and enter the Baxi DC Racing banner through the 2016 FIA WEC season in a one-car team, alongside Signatech Alpine’s own car.
Jackie Chan DC Racing is run by JOTA Sport in the FIA WEC this year, and it will be them running the three cars in the Asian Championship as well.
The collaboration with JOTA Sport has been working perfect this year, where they lead the 24 Hours of Le Mans after 23 hours, only to be overtaking by the Porsche LMP1 car for overall honours, but still taking the other two overall podium spots, plus the LMP2 category win.
The team currently leads the LMP2 Championship comfortably, but with five rounds remaining, there is still plenty of racing to do.
The Asian Le Mans Series will start on the final weekend of October, on the teams home ground – Zhuhai in China.