KC Motorgroup Ltd. is set for their European debut with the Morgan – Nissan LMP2 next month after it was confirmed the team will be taking part in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.
With Alexandre Imperatori already confirmed for driving duties the Swiss driver will be joined by the teams Japan Formula 3 driver Matt Howson along with Chinese driver Ka To Jim.
“I’m massively looking forward to racing at the opening round of the WEC in Silverstone with KCMG” said Imperatori. “It’ll be our first race in LMP2 so everything will be new: not just for me but for the entire team.
Imperatori is fully aware of the task ahead of him but is relishing the chance to add more track time before 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“We are fully aware that we are facing a steep learning curve but it will be a great opportunity to learn and improve ahead of Le Mans. All we have to do is focus on ourselves and ramp up our operation step by step. I have never been to Silverstone but I look forward to discovering the track which looks very challenging.”
British driver Howson is enthusiastic about making his endurance racing debut in front of a home crowd.
“I’ve been involved with KCMG since Paul Ip began the team and have raced in both Asian and Japanese championships with them. I’m extremely happy to be part of their first season racing in Europe, and be making my endurance racing debut!
“I think KCMG can surprise a lot of people and show how much Chinese motorsport has progressed thanks to them. Being part of that is exciting and getting in the car can’t come soon enough!”
Ka To Jim returns to Europe following recent seasons in the China Touring Car Championship with KCMG.
“It will be exciting to go back to Europe to finally compete and represent KCMG. I have been racing touring cars for the past few seasons and endurance racing will definitely be a new challenge. It will be a whole new experience for me as a race car driver and I’m grateful for the opportunity that Paul Ip has given me.”
KCMG Managing Director Paul Ip added “It is definitely a hectic yet exciting year for us and we are working round the clock to ensure that we will be very competitive in this discipline of motorsport.”