Three Malaysian Drivers To Debut At This Year’s Le Mans 24 Hours Race

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Three Malaysian Drivers To Debut At This Year’s Le Mans 24 Hours Race

Malaysia’s top racing drivers will be carrying the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ to the most famous and without doubt, the toughest motor race in the world - the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Drivers Jazeman Jaafar, Nabil Jeffri, and Weiron Tan will make their Le Mans debut this weekend, driving the Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca bearing number 37 in the LMP2 class.

The trio had a successful outing at their first FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race in Belgium last month finishing fourth in the LMP2 class.

Other notable drivers in LMP2 class that has a field of 20 cars this year include ex-Formula 1 drivers Pastor Maldonado, Jean-Eric Vergne, and Felipe Nasr. 

The first qualifying session (out of three), which was held on Wednesday night, saw the trio put their Jackie Chan DC Racing machine to 16th place overall (7th in LMP2 class), the leading car in the Jackie Chan DC Racing team of four entrants.   

The trio, who are under the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) talent development programme, only recently moved up to WEC from the Asian Le Mans Series.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will start at 9 pm Malaysia time this Saturday, 16th of June 2018. All the best to the drivers! 

Photo credit: All images from Jackie Chan DC Racing Twitter page



Siew Weng

Siew Weng

Weng loves the technical bits of the automobile, and even more fascinated on the reasons the designer created the crease or fold, as well as innovative use of existing systems to execute new features. Prior to being in the content creation field, Weng was part of the product life cycle management team for a few automotive brands.


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