Motorsport

King set for LMP1 debut in China

6th November 2019

Jordan King is ready to make his LMP1 debut this week as the 25 year old joins Team LNT for his first race in the Ginetta-AER - the 4 Hours of Shanghai.

Jordan will team up with his new team this week for his return to the World Endurance Championship after competing in the LMP2 class earlier in the year as he contested the final three races of the 2018/19 campaign with Jackie Chan DC Racing.

Now joining forces with Egor Orudzhev and Ben Hanley in Team LNT's #5 ar, Jordan will be making his debut in the LMP1 category and his debut at the Shanghai International Circuit. The 3.388-mile circuit has a unique start to the lap as the drivers fly into the ever-tightening Turns 1 and 2, before they dart left through 3 and 4. The super-high g force Turns 7 and 8 are loved by the drivers, while the circuit also features one of the longest straights on the calendar, the 1.2km stretch that separates Turns 13-14.

Despite the team having a difficult round last time out in Japan, the team has proven they’re a front-running team and showcased this at the opening race of the season when the #5 car finished in 3rd place, behind the two hybrid Toyotas and as the highest-placed privateer.

“I’m really excited to get to work with Team LNT in the Ginetta. The team has showed massive potential already this season and I think we’re in a strong position to be fighting for a podium this weekend and all want to take the challenge to Toyota. This is my first time at Shanghai and it looks like a lot of fun to drive, so I can’t wait to get the weekend started.”

Jordan’s weekend in China gets started on Friday with free practice kicking off proceedings at 03:00 (GMT). The round’s qualifying then takes place on Saturday at 06:30, with the race getting underway on Sunday at 04:00.