Jordan King joins Jackie Chan DC Racing for the remainder of the FIA WEC Super Season
Date: 29 / 01 / 2019
Jordan King will make his debut in the World Endurance Championship this year as the 24-year old joins Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota for the final three races of the 2018/19 FIA WEC Super Season in the No.37 Oreca-Gibson entry.
Jordan King will step behind the wheel of a prototype for the first time in his career after it was announced that he will be joining LMP2 front-runners, Jackie Chan DC Racing, for the final three races of the Super Season – the 1000 Miles of Sebring, 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Joining Jordan for the next two races of the 2018-19 WEC campaign, the 1000 Miles of Sebring and 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, will be David Heinemeier-Hansson and Will Stevens, with Heinemeier-Hansson and Jordan competing the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a different driver soon to be announced.
The No.37 has already tasted success this season by claiming a memorable win at the 6 Hours of Fuji earlier in the season and also setting pole position at the 6 Hours of Silverstone last August.
Highly motivated by his new driving seat, Jordan is looking forward to expanding his racing career and is confident Jackie Chan DC Racing is the perfect place for him to develop his skills.
“I’m really excited to be entering the World Endurance Championship with Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota and expand my racing career into prototypes for the first time. The team have shown that they’re a dominant outfit, winning races and with both cars in the hunt for the championship. I’m sure there is a lot for me to learn from the team as we enter the final three races of the Super Season together.”
Gathering further experience to his already impressive CV, Jordan will add to his list of the top-level championships that he has driven in the last few years – including IndyCar, Formula Two and Formula One practice sessions.
Having already committed to the Indy 500 this year, Jordan will now race at two of the world’s biggest sporting events in a single calendar year and cannot wait to get underway.
“I have already had experience in several top-level championships and this is a fantastic opportunity for me to compete in some greats races in a completely different format that I’m used to. Every racing driver wants to race Le Mans and to be doing that alongside the Indy 500 this year makes for an extremely exciting challenge. “
Aiming to repeat their previous successes at Le Mans, Sam Hignett sees this year as a big one for the team as they look to secure top spot in the championship.
“2019 will be a big year for Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota as we look to stay at the top of the points table in the FIA WEC LMP2 category, fight for another Le Mans win to add to our 2014 and 2017 success and also to build more exciting programs in international motorsport.”