William Lok Partners US Motorsport Titan for 2018 Road to Le Mans

William Lok Partners US Motorsport Titan for 2018 Road to Le Mans

13.06.2018: •Another coup for Hong Kong’s WIN Motorsport as Lok partners Long Beach GP President & CEO Jim Michaelian at iconic Circuit de la Sarthe

•Another coup for Hong Kong’s WIN Motorsport as Lok partners Long Beach GP President & CEO Jim Michaelian at iconic Circuit de la Sarthe

•WIN Motorsport turns Michaelian’s Le Mans dream into reality

•Hong Kong LMP3 team helps mark 50th anniversary of first Gulf Le Mans victory

Hong Kong’s WIN Motorsport has a busy weekend ahead at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in France as it continues to put the city firmly on the international sportscar racing map.

Team founder and driver William Lok will team up with US motorsport titan and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President & CEO Jim Michaelian for the two Road to Le Mans races which support the world’s greatest endurance race this weekend. For Michaelian, who is in his 70’s and has contested the famous Daytona 24 Hours 16 times, racing at Le Mans has been a lifelong dream.

The weekend will also see WIN Motorsport play an important part in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the first Le Mans win for the team’s partner, Gulf.

 The team will race a Ligier JS P3 Nissan which, resplendent in its blue and orange livery and proudly carrying the Hong Kong SAR flag, will be the only Le Mans Prototype (LMP) amongst the Gulf family at La Sarthe.

Said Lok: “It is a great honour to have Jim Michaelian join WIN Motorsport for our 2018 Road to Le Mans campaign, and I am personally delighted to help make his dream of racing at la Sarthe a reality.

When I created WIN Motorsport I dared to dream, and we are founded on the philosophy of helping to make dreams come true.  I am also immensely proud to fly the flag for Hong Kong as the only Road to Le Mans entry from our city at this legendary event.”

Commented Michaelian, who has been a driving force in the organization of the Grand Prix of Long Beach since its inception in 1975: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to compete in my inaugural Race to Le Mans event with the experienced WIN Motorsport team.

They appear to have the professionalism and expertise to provide the support needed for my first race in an LMP3 car. William Lok and I are looking forward to having a quality finish in both of the races this weekend.”

While the Le Mans 24 Hours is for LMP1, LMP2 and GTE cars, Road to Le Mans provides a high-profile showcase for the increasingly popular LMP3 category.

WIN Motorsport earned its coveted seat on the grid thanks to its dominant victory in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup last year, earning its first championship title within months of its formation. Last year the team took a top 10 finish on its debut in the event.

WIN Motorsport’s partnership with Gulf began in 2017, and the successful collaboration continues to grow. Gulf Oil’s association with top-flight international motorsport began in the 1930s, and was immortalised by Steve McQueen in the 1971 movie ‘Le Mans’ which featured the Gulf Porsche 917. Famous for its success at the world’s toughest endurance race, the Gulf Ford GT40 claimed victory there in both 1968 and ’69. 


The opening Road to Le Mans race takes place on Thursday, June 14 at 5:30pm local time (23:30 HK time). Race 2 is on Saturday, June 16, starting at 11:30am local time (17:30 HK time), and will be live streamed here



Nikki Kemp - photos WIN Motorsport


13.06.2018 / MaP

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