Penske's Taylor joins Jota-run Jackie Chan squad at Le Mans 24 Hours

Gary Watkins
Autosport
Penske's Taylor joins Jota-run squad at Le Mans
Penske's Taylor joins Jota-run squad at Le Mans

Penske IMSA SportsCar Championship driver Ricky Taylor will join the Jota Sport-run Jackie Chan DC Racing squad for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

The 2017 IMSA SportsCar Championship title winner will drive the team's #37 ORECA-Gibson 07 LMP2 in the World Endurance Championship finale on June 15/16.

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The American will share the car with Jordan King and David Heinemeier Hansson, who took class victory together with Will Stevens at last month's Sebring WEC round.

Ex-Formula 1 driver Stevens will be on duty at Le Mans with the Panis Barthez Competition with which he is contesting this year's European Le Mans Series.

Taylor is the final driver to be confirmed for Le Mans in the #37 car.

Taylor said: "I would like to first thank the Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA for their warm welcome to the team and the opportunity to race for them.

"I have seen the team in action at Daytona and Le Mans over the last few years and it is evident they are one of the best outfits in the LMP2 field.

"Racing with them and also David and Jordan at Le Mans this year will provide perhaps my best chance at success in the great race, so I can't wait to get started soon."

Team boss Sam Hignett told Autosport: "We have had a close relationship with Wayne Taylor Racing [run by Ricky's father] since they helped us out when we did the Daytona 24 Hours in 2018.

"It's always been our aim to get Ricky or Jordan [his brother] in one of our cars at Le Mans.

"I'm confident that we've put a good line-up together."

Taylor, 29, has contested Le Mans on five previous occasions, including last year in a Ligier-Gibson JSP217 entered under the Chan/DC banner.

The car was run by the factory OAK Racing Ligier team after it took over the Chan/DC entry spots it was awarded for its successes in the previous winter's Asian Le Mans Series.

Penske's Taylor joins Jota-run squad at Le Mans
Penske's Taylor joins Jota-run squad at Le Mans

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