Malaysia drivers Jazeman Jaafar, Nabil Jeffri, and Weiron Tan drove the Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca bearing number 37 to finish first in the LMP2 class (6th overall) at the ‘Six Hours Of Fuji’. They also led the team to another one-two finish, the team's second in succession.
The race, held at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan, is the fourth round of the 2018-2019 World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Starting from 2nd (9th overall) on the grid, the team made a brilliant strategy to pit early just before an early closure of the pitlane, maintaining their lead while rivals endure mechanical issues as well as driving mistakes.
With this win, they are joint-second in the championship with their teammates from car 38 amassing 86 points after four rounds of endurance racing. The LMP2 championship leader is just one point ahead.
The trio, who are under the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) talent development programme, are performing incredibly well in their first season of WEC, with an outstanding comeback from behind to finish fourth (reclassified as two finishers ahead were disqualified after failing scrutineering) in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018.
The upcoming endurance race for the Malaysian trio will be the ‘Six Hours Of Shanghai’ scheduled for the 18th November 2018.
Photo credit: All images from Sepang Circuit Facebook page and drivers' Twitter page.