In their Asian Le Mans Series debut with Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport, Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne drove to a podium finish at Zhuhai International Circuit in China.
“I’m pleased with a 3rd place result in our first Asian Le Mans Series race. It’s unfortunate we took ourselves out of contention just twenty minutes into the race with a bit of a mishap on our pit stop strategy. Our radio had malfunctioned and our plan was to pit under any full course yellow, and of course just as I did, the FCY was lifted and we lost a lap by essentially pitting under green. The team was fantastic, however; our car was very consistent for the long runs and our pit stops were flawless. Jackie Chan DC Racing and the entire crew from Jota Sport are a first-class operation - almost militant in approach and execution - and their record shows. We thoroughly enjoyed racing with them and look forward to the remainder of the ASLMS season together. Patrick drove a great race and we have 3rd place points to get us started in the championship fight. The fans in China were so enthusiastic and both the Zhuhai facility and ASLMS series staff put together a great event. We are excited for the other events and will only come back stronger for the next round in Fuji.”
"Still buzzing from our 3rd place finish in the first round of the Asian Le Mans Series, alongside Guy (Cosmo) and our extremely supportive team (Jackie Chan DC Racing/Jota). The team, engineers and drivers this past weekend showed our true dedication to finish on the podium and more importantly within the points. During the entire weekend we were fighting problems with the radios (between the pit-box and drivers); this problem persisted and carried through to the race. Due to the lack of communication, the drivers and team decided on a pit strategy before the start, this meant that the drivers needed to react to yellow flags and fuel readings with the hope that the crew was on the same page. Looking back on the race, the driving, fuel stops, tire and driver change were flawless. This is a huge reason why we finished in the top three. This past weekend definitely proved that the ALMS has a very high level of competition - especially in the LMP3 class and that the next rounds are guaranteed to have close side-by-side racing.”