Motorsport luminaries Leona Chin and Tengku Djan Ley are joining forces this year in an attempt to beat the best of the best drivers around Asia in the ever-growing GT World Challenge Asia series.
The duo who will be backed by a Malaysian squad run by the experienced Tedco Racing will be commandeering a Mercedes -AMG GT3 and be making their debut in Sepang on the 28th of March which also marks the first race of the year in the series.
Chin's racing experience includes stints in the Mini Challenge Asia Series, Renault Clio Cup China and Malaysian Championship Series, where she finished second last season. "It was always a dream to race in any GT championship so to now have an opportunity in Asia's most prestigious GT series is pretty amazing," said Chin. "It's going to be a tough and challenging year as it will be my first time racing a GT3 car, let alone the beautiful Mercedes-AMG. But I'm also very excited to visit new circuits that I've never previously raced at. Competing in GT World Challenge Asia will provide me with a great experience at a very high level of racing."
Meanwhile, Djan Ley, who has 24 years of racing experience, has had outings in Japan's Super GT series as well as back-to-back Merdeka Millennium Endurance victories at Sepang. His most famous calling, however, is 'Prince of Drift' as he was crowned Formula Drift Asia champion in 2009 and '10, and finished seventh in last season's FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup. "I'm looking forward to a great season with a new, all-Malaysian team," he said. "We hope to be competitive in the Am class, but both Leona and I are new to GT racing. And it's not going to be easy as GT World Challenge Asia has the highest level of competition in the region." Team boss Kelvin Liang added: "As newcomers to GT World Challenge Asia and GT racing generally we will need to dig deep to catch up with the rest of the established teams and drivers. Success, however, will be sweeter being an all Malaysian team of drivers and crew."
The team which will go into the races under the Legacy Racing team name begins its GT World Challenge Asia campaign on home soil at Sepang on 28th of March before heading out to the rest of Asia in 11 different races across the year.
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