KUALA LUMPUR: Weiron Tan will be hoping to give a glimpse of the great potential that he and new teammates Jazeman Jaafar and Afiq Ikhwan Yazid have to offer in the Asian Le Mans LMP2 class in Thailand this week.
The trio, who were all signed by China-based Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota at the end of last year, will race together for the first time at Buriram, the penultimate round of the endurance racing series.
Weiron said he is looking forward to racing in the same car with his teammates at a track he rates as one of his favourites.
"Jazeman and Afiq are both very experienced and professional drivers whom I rate highly. I'm excited to be working with them as I feel that we have a lot of potential when combined," said the 23-year-old.
"We will focus on working well as a unit together and then work towards achieving strong results.
‘Buriram is a spectacular circuit, personally, I really like it.
"It's not a big circuit which makes endurance racing very intense. The key to do well is to stay out of trouble and move through traffic without losing too much time – all while maintaining good pace."
Weiron is new to the LMP2 class but is no stranger to the series having made his his Asian Le Mans debut in the LMP3 class with Aylezo Ecotint Racing in the 2016-2017 season.
"The LMP2 car is quite different compared to the LMP3. It (LMP2) has more power, a lot more downforce and is much quicker in the corners.
"There's a lot to learn about this car as it's very complex but at the same time it's one of the best that I've piloted so far."
Weiron had spent his earlier years racing in single seater series which include Formula Renault in Europe and the Pro Mazda Championships in the United States.