KCMG has named Maarten De Busser as Team Manager for the teams first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The team, who finished fourteenth at Le Mans last season, will continue their WEC foray after becoming the first Chinese team to compete in 2013.
De Busser has had success in the Asian Formula Renault, Toyota Racing Series and Formula Renault 2.0 championships, and was also the Technical Director of the GP2 series last season. The Belgian was also key in KCMG’s Chinese Touring Car Championship campaigns.
“I know Paul Ip and the people behind KCMG since the very beginning of my work in Asia and we always have had close contact,” said De Busser.
“In the past years I have assisted KCMG on several occasions in different series in Asia and always have been impressed by the KCMG approach and philosophy in motorsport. Therefore when the question came to be part of the 2014 team for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, the answer was rather easy.
“Although we are a young team, we have an excellent group of people, all experts in their fields, and we’ll be working with the most renowned partners during this season, so I’m confident we can achieve good results.”
Paul Ip, KC Motorgroup’s Managing Director, said: “The WEC campaign is one of KCMG’s greatest milestones so far. Our previous outings in Silverstone, Le Mans and Fuji have been most fulfilling and we are happy to welcome Maarten as he takes part in this endeavour with us.
“Together with Nissan and our new partner, Oreca, we are looking forward to the start of the season in April and we’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us along the way.”