The results of the final race of the 2017/18 Asian Le Mans Series settled four more auto entries for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Jackie Chan DC Racing score a perfect five auto entries after winning both the LMP2 and LMP3 classes in the Asian Series after an extraordinary final period of the final race at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia saw the #6 Ligier JSP3 snatch the LMP3 title from season long rivals KCMG.
The LMP3 title joins the overall and LMP2 titles in an extraordinary yearbook for the team after victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 class earned them their first auto entry, and expected two car return to the LMP2 class in the FIA WEC for the 2018/ 2019 ‘Super Season’ looks set to score them two more.
Team sources suggest though that they will not attempt to enter more than two entries in the Great race, the rules effectively capping the number at a pair per racing licence. FIST Team AAI took the top two places in the GT class, the #91 BMW M6 GT3 finishing ahead of the #90 entry that was filled by a Mercedes AMG GT3 at the opening round at Zhuhai, a Ferrari 488 GT3 thereafter.
Jun San Chen was unwilling to elaborate on the plans for his team but made it clear post race that both entries looked certain to be taken up.
The answers to all the remaining questions will come on February 9 with the Paris press conference announcing the entry lists for the 2018 European Le Mans Series, 2018/19 FIA WEC Super Series, and the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours.