Currently racing for the Jackie Chan DC & Jota Sport team, Monegasque driver Stéphane Richelmi made progress toward his second LMP2 title this past Sunday by winning the Chinese leg of the WEC with teammates Aubry and Tung. The victory places the trio at the top of the provisory table.
The WEC (World Endurance Championship) LMP2 leading team currently includes Monegasque talent Stéphane Richelmi. Following the Richelmi-Aubry-Tung victory this past Sunday at the 6 Hours of Shanghai endurance race, the team sits atop the provisory leaderboard. Having already won the LMP2 endurance world championship in 2016, repeating the exploit appears to be an attainable reality for the Monegasque driver.
Richelmi & co. impressive in Shanghai
The 6 Hours of Shanghai is the fifth leg of the super-season of the 2018-2019 World Endurance Championship. With heavy rains pounding the track, the Monegasque driver and his teammates, Chinese driver Ho Pin Tung and French driver Gabriel Aubry, were able to slip between raindrops, and their competitors, to an impressive victory in Shanghai.
Like at the Silverstone leg over the summer, Stéphane Richelmi was able to successfully pilot the prototype Oreca 07 built by the Chinese group Jackie Chan DC & Jota Sport into top position in the LMP2 category. Though, the trio did not begin the leg in pole position, they were able to make fast time on the wet track.
This shift in leadership bodes well for the Richelmi-Tung-Aubrey trio, as the LMP2 will be moving into the 4-month long winter break. The next WEC race will take place at the Sebring 1,000 miles to be held March 13th through 15th in 2019.