It’s Jackie Chan’s world, and we’re all just living in it.
Despite being overtaken late by Porsche’s eventual race winner, the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca, owned by the globally popular film star, had a huge day in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car finished runner-up at Circuit de la Sarthe to the #2 Porsche LMP Team 919 Hybrid, but earned first place in the LMP2 category.
As you might expect, Chan was quite excited with the result.
That excitement was matched by his team, who let the champagne fly on the podium after the 24-hour endurance race concluded.
Unable to be at Le Mans in person, Chan sent a video to his team to congratulate them on their performances.
“How exciting!” Chan said in the video, via Motorsport.com. “It’s exactly like when I got an Oscar. Really, watching it on video, I’m just sorry I could not be there.
“But, anyway, no matter where you are, we win! We have to continue now, work hard for next year, and coming years and years.”
With about an hour and a half remaining in the race, it appeared Chan’s Oreca might pull off one of the greatest upsets in recent motorsports history. But Porsche’s 919 Hybrid wasn’t going to be denied, as the German manufacturer won the race for the third straight year. The Vaillante Rebellion team’s LMP2 car finished in third.
Personally, we wouldn’t be shocked if this script-like ending to Le Mans one day finds its way to the big screen.
Check out full highlights of the race below.