Jun San Chen and Rudi Penders will join forces in order to put two LMGTE-Am class Porsches on the 24 Hours of Le Mans grid, as the AAI Motorsports squad got two entries due to their participation in the GT class of the 2014 Asian Le Mans Series season.
Mr. Chen and his team used various machines since they entered in the Asian Le Mans Series in 2013: they started with McLarens, and after that used BMWs, Mercedes and even a Nissan GT-R. But is a fact they had very little LMGTE machinery experience, as the only time they used a LMGTE-spec car was at the 3 Hours of Sepang, the 2013 AsLMS season finale. The car was driven by Morris Chen, Ryohei Sakaguchi and Marco Seefried, and it finished 2nd in the LMGTE class out of only two cars, and 11th overall.
As their GT3 cars aren’t eligible for Le Mans, is expected that ProSpeed Competition will supply the Taiwanese team with two Porsche 997 RSRs, as well some drivers to complete the lineup. At the moment, only the AAI owner Jun San Chen and Han Chen Chen, as they the mandatory nominated drivers for their respective cars.
ProSpeed participated last year of the whole FIA World Endurance Championship season, firstly with a Porsche 997 RSR, and then with a Porsche 911 (991) RSR, but as two of their drivers from the 2014 effort (François Perrodo and Emmanuel Collard) joined AF Corse, it is uncertain they will return with their own effort, even in a partial schedule.
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