King returns to WEC duties in Spa
Date: 01 / 05 / 2019
This weekend will see Jordan King return to his World Endurance Championship (WEC) duties with the Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota team. After victory in his debut in the previous round, Jordan will be looking replicate the success this week as the championship enters the penultimate round of the 2018/19 season – The 6 Hours of Spa.
Following a sensational debut in sportscars in his previous outing in the WEC, which saw King take LMP2 victory with his Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota team in his first ever endurance race, the Brit will now be hoping for a similar outcome this weekend in Belgium.
The seventh round of the Super Season will mark the penultimate round of this year’s championship, with only the 24 Hours of Les Mans to follow after this weekend’s racing, at one of Europe’s oldest and most iconic circuits, the legendary Circuit De Spa Francorchamps in Belgium.
Jordan will once again be lining up in the #37 car, alongside teammates Will Stevens & David Heinemeier Hansson in the LMP2 class, when they will take on the undulating 4.352-mile circuit.
The #37 car currently leads the Teams’ Championship in the LMP2 class, courtesy of their victory last time out in Sebring, and bring with them a five-point advantage over the #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut.
Aware of the challenge ahead this weekend, Jordan hopes to repeat his form from his debut in sportscar competition, this weekend:
“It’s going to be another great battle this weekend in Spa. It was great to get my first taste in sports cars in Sebring, and it was even better to help the guys get the win. This weekend will still only be my second race in sportscar competition, so I’m still learning every time I get behind the wheel, but the lineup we have is one of the strongest in the LMP2 class. The field is very competitive, and we’ll have to be at our very best again if we want to repeat the same result as in Sebring.”
Track action in Belgium will begin with two free practice sessions on Thursday (2nd May), with the first beginning at 11:00 GMT. The following day will see the final free practice session again at 11:00, before qualifying taking place at 14:00. The Six Hours of Spa will get then get underway on Saturday (4th May) at 12:30.