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AAI Motorsports place Taiwan on the motorsport map
Monday, 15 June 2015 07:20

AAIMotorsports LeMans24h Porsche67 1AAI Motorsports is part and parcel of the Le Mans legend. The Taiwan based team brought both Porsche 911 in the LM GTE Am class to the finish of this 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 6th and 8th place in their class. In close collaboration with the Belgian ProSpeed Competition the team experienced an exceptionally intense week, which culminated in a perfect manner on Sunday at 15.00hrs. The two Taiwanese drivers Junsan Chen and 'Morris' Han Chen Chen have written motorsport history in their country.

AAIMotorsports LeMans24h Porsche67 3Just prior to chequered flag being shown at the finish of the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans light drizzle appeared on the scene. 263,500 spectators enjoyed a thrilling edition that Porsche won outright for the 17th time. In the highly competitive LM GTE Am starting field both AAI Motorsports Porsche 911 claimed excellent honourable places. In the #67 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Junsan Chen (TWN), Alex Kapadia (GB) and Xavier Maassen (NL) clinched 8th place out of 14 competitors at the start, while the #68 Porsche 911 RSR manned by 'Morris' Han Chen Chen (TWN), Gilles Vannelet (FRA) and Mike Parisy (FRA) finished in a brilliant sixth place. It is worth noting that AAI Motorsports was the only Porsche team in GTE Pro and GTE Am to bring both cars through to the finish.

Junsan Chen (TWN) (Driver & Team owner - #67 Porsche 911 RSR – LMGTE AM)

AAIMotorsports LeMans24h Porsche67 Drivers"I cannot find words to describe my delight. For me coming here was a dream in its own right, and now with our team, we have both cars at the finish. I still don't know what is overcoming me. Le Mans is something magical and as from this moment I can truly state that I am part and parcel of this race's history. I definitely want to return because it is quite simply the greatest motorsport competition in the world. I must add a word of thanks to the Belgian ProSpeed Competition team with whom we worked intensely and brilliantly. This was an international adventure that we jointly brought to a perfect ending. My actual race was en enormous learning curve. It took me some time to find my way, especially due to amongst others the enormous amount of rubber next to the ideal line which did not make it any easier. However once I had mastered that I completed my race faultlessly. My two teammates Maassen and Kapadia also imparted a fair amount."

'Morris' Han Chen Chen (TWN) (Driver - #68 Porsche 911 RSR – LMGTE AM)

AAIMotorsports LeMans24h Porsche68 Drivers"There is not much more I can add. The entire 24 hours was one long brilliant adventure, both human and sporting. I'm actually already dreaming about a second participation, because Le Mans is quite simply exceptional. On top of that we finished sixth in our class, a result we can be truly proud of. Porsche and Michelin provided excellent work, because this is a result you achieve in collaboration with loads of people, this is true team work."

Rudi Penders (ProSpeed Competition Team Principal)

AAIMotorsports LeMans24h Porsche68 2"It has absolutely been an exceptional assignment to bring such people together in order to achieve a great result. But we needed to work extremely hard, especially after the fire on Thursday, in order to reach this result, and that's satisfaction for one and all, and in the first instance all those people involved with AAI Motorsports. We are proud to have been in a position to assist in this adventure. Last but not least our congratulations go out to Porsche for their overall victory and to Nick Tandy, who drove for us in the 24 Hours of Spa and here is part of the winning team."

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