KCMG set for Le Mans charge


KC Motorgroup (KCMG) has their eyes set on potential LMP2 glory come this weekend as they have breezed through the scrutineering and technical checks that traditionally start the week at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Racing in a Nissan powered Oreca 03R the Chinese squad and their drivers – Richard Bradley, Matt Howson and Alexandre Imperatori – all passed their checks in flying colours and will be hoping that they can go through the 24 Hours of Le Mans without difficulty and try and score a result in a massive LMP2 category.

12 months on from being the first Chinese squad to race at Le Mans the team will be hoping their trio can be the first Chinese team to take a class victory at the great race.

Howson said during scrutineering: “The pre-race test was very encouraging for us and the Oreca-Dunlop package performs better than what we had last year. But as is often the case last weekend’s Test Day raised more questions than answers! We’ll have more laps with which to fine-tune the car for the 24 Hours and have a clear plan for qualifying, so there should be answers to all our questions before race day. But so far the team is generally feeling very optimistic!”

That is also a view echoed by the KCMG Managing Director Paul Ip“After all the planning and preparations by everyone involved in this campaign, we are once again back at Le Mans to compete in one of the world’s biggest motorsport events. The results from the pre-race test last week have been very encouraging so we can head in to qualifying and the race with confidence. We are happy to have passed all the mandatory procedures that allow us to compete in the race. The team is also once again very proud to be representing China at Le Mans.”