Le Mans class winner DC Racing to field all-Malaysian WEC line-up

Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Jackie Chan DC Racing will field an all-Malaysian line-up in one of its cars in the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship superseason

Le Mans class winner DC Racing to field all-Malaysian WEC line-up

Ex-Formula Renault 3.5 race winner Jazeman Jaafar was confirmed by the Jota-run team in its #37 ORECA-Gibson 07 on the announcement of the WEC entry list in early February.

He will be joined by a roster of three further Malaysians in ex-Formula 2 driver Nabil Jeffri, sometime European Formula 3 racer Weiron Tan and Afiq Ikhwan Yazid.

It is expected that Jeffri and Tan will take the race seats alongside Jaafar, with Lamborghini Super Trofeo graduate and 2018 Super GT driver Yazid taking a reserve role.

All three of the new signings raced prototypes in the Asian Le Mans Series over the winter, Tan and Yazid with Chan/DC and Jeffri with Eurasia.

Jota boss Sam Hignett said: "It's very exciting to have an all-Malaysian driver squad in our #37 car in WEC superseason."

One seat remains up for grabs alongside team regular Ho-Pin Tung and Formula Renault graduate Gabriel Aubry in the two-car Chan/DC WEC squad.

Hignett revealed that he expected the vacancy to be filled in time for the official pre-season prologue test at Paul Ricard at the start of next month.

He said it would be a "quick and experienced platinum or gold-rated driver".

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