23 Nov 2018

Take two in Shanghai with Asian Le Mans Series opener

Leading Malaysian racing driver, Jazeman Jaafar, will be out on track at Shanghai International Circuit this weekend, the second in the row for the Jackie Chan DC Racing driver.

JAAFAR Jazeman (myl), Oreca 07 Gibson team Jackie Chan DC racing, portrait during the 2018 FIA WEC World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Silverstone, England, from august 16 to 19 - Photo DPPI / Jean Michel Le Meur.

Hot on the heels of the fifth round of the World Endurance Championship race held last weekend, where Jazeman and his team mates finished fourth in class, he will be out racing again and this time returns for the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series opener.

The 4 Hours of Shanghai will see Jazeman line up in a field of 27 cars, fielding the Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA 05 Nissan alongside regular team mates Weiron Tan and Nabil Jeffri, with the entry supported by Sepang International Circuit.

Jazeman says of the weekend ahead, “We haven’t had a chance to test the car so we’ll be starting on the back foot, but hopefully we’ll get enough laps under our belt in the practice sessions to be ready for the race.

“My hope is that we have better weather than last weekend, I’d much prefer to be running in the dry and being able to drive the car to its full potential. Our aim, of course, is to be on the podium. We missed out last weekend, so it would be good to be leaving China with some silverware.”

“Asian Le Mans Series is getting increasingly competitive,” adds Jazeman. “The level of talent out in this region is benefiting from more top quality race series adding the Asian tracks to their schedules, as well as more national championships. I think it’s really important to nurture young Asian talent and to inspire future champions by being able to see high level professional racing on their home soil. As an all-Malaysian line up, it’s great to be representing our country in this Asian championship and I hope we can deliver great results on Sunday.”

The weekend kicks off with practice sessions on Friday, qualifying on Saturday and the four hour race on Sunday. Check local listings for TV coverage and online for live streaming.

 

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