A remarkable turn of events that saw the vast majority of the fastest cars abandon Le Mans allowed a Jackie Chan DC car to lead the race and eventually finish second… despite not being in the top classification.
Toyota’s triple failure overnight seemed to hand the Le Mans title to Porsche on a plate.
But the runaway leader abandoned with around four hours of racing remaining, leaving the second Porsche chasing back after spending AN HOUR in the pit lane earlier in the race.
That left a group of LMP2 cars in with a chance of winning the overall title, despite being in a lower engine classification.
And the leader with two hours remaining was somewhat surprising.
Jackie Chan bought an ownership stake in DC Racing last year, and the Hollywood star would have been jumping for joy at the sight of the leaderboard, with two of his team’s cars making the top five as the race headed towards its conclusion.
And even though it was a great story, fans were struggling to grasp how a slower car could be leading Le Mans.
And not just any slower car. One owned by Jackie Chan.
JACKIE. FLIPPING. CHAN.
It wasn’t to be for Jackie Chan DC Racing in the end, with Porsche’s superior power overhauling the unlikely leaders with an hour remaining.
But a podium finish is still an historical achievement by the team, who go into the record books as the first LMP2 car to podium at Le Mans.