KC Motorgroup (KCMG) will be hoping to carry on good form as it hopes to walk away from the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series (AsLMS) with the series victory.
Following wins at Inje and Fuji, KCMG driver James Winslow – who will be joined by Tsugio Matsuda this weekend in Sepang – is at the top of the championship standings with 68 points and the hope is that the 25 points for a win will seal the teams place at the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Matsuda, who will be making his first start in the AsLMS, is not a complete outsider to the team having raced the team’s Morgan-Nissan at the much shortened Six Hours of Fuji in the FIA World Endurance Championship: “It is an honour to compete for KCMG in this crucial Asian Le Mans finale. I had a great time working with the team during the 6 Hours of Fuji in October, which is why I’m excited to represent them again this time in Sepang alongside James. Once again, I’d like to thank Paul Ip and Ryuji Doi for giving me this opportunity. I’m looking forward to the race and see you all in Sepang!”
Paul Ip, KCMG Managing Director: “We’ve come a long way and Sepang will be the final push for this season. The team is looking forward to this title-deciding finale and our aim is to win. James has done a superb job throughout the season and we’re also pleased to have Matsuda-san race for us in Sepang. I believe that their ability, complemented with the great crew that we have, will help us achieve our ultimate victory in Asian Le Mans.”