Motorsport

Jordan King poised for 24 Hours of Le Mans

11th June 2019

Jordan King is braced for the final race of the 2019/19 FIA World Endurance Championship ‘SuperSeason’ as he heads to France for his debut appearance at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 25-year-old driver will partner with Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota as he and team-mates David Heinemeier Hansson and Ricky Taylor tackle the 8.5-mile circuit in the LMP2 class.

Jordan had a sensational start to his WEC career, with the Warwick born driver claiming a victory in his first ever endurance race - the 1,000 miles of Sebring.

While the 6 Hours of Spa presented an entirely different challenge in chaotic winter weather conditions, Jordan is looking forward to contesting in the world’s most prestigious and challenging endurance race.

His machinery is an Oreca 07-Gibson and the trio will be competing against 61 teams that are contesting in this year’s event.

This calendar event will mark the final part of Jordan’s three disciplines for 2019. The British talent is racing in FIA Formula 2 this season with MP Motorsport and has also made his Indianapolis 500 debut last month where he put in a successful performance.

“I am very excited for the week ahead,” Jordan said. “Le Mans is such a special place to be racing at and the whole town really comes alive for this event. What lays ahead of us is a huge challenge and it’s one that shouldn’t be underestimated at all.

“Anything can happen during the race - it is 24 hours long after all! Ahead of it, we just need to ensure that we are as prepared as possible both as individuals and as a whole team. I’m confident that we will put in a good performance and I can’t wait to get going!”

This week will see close to a total of 35 hours of driving, with the action starting on Wednesday 12th June at 16:00 (CET) with a four-hour practice session. The first of three qualifying sessions will get underway from 22:00 that night.

Qualifying continues on Thursday with two further 120-minute sessions at 19:00 (CET) and 22:00. The grid line-up will be determined by the quickest overall lap from any of the three sessions.

On Saturday there will be a 45-minute warm-up session at 09:00 (CET) before the main event kicks off at 15:00 and will continue until 15:00 on Sunday.

The entire race will be broadcast live on Eurosport.