KCMG extended their championship lead by winning the LMP2 class at the 6 Hours of Nurburgring.
Piloting the #47 ORECA 05, drivers Richard Bradley, Matt Howson and Nick Tandy came home seventh overall, ahead of the two G-Drive Racing Ligiers.
Tandy took the car from pole position and instantly established a strong lead over the rest of the class. The Hong Kong-based team lost the lead during their second pitstop, but Matt Howson was in the car next, and he overtook G-Drive’s Romain Rusinov to retake first position.
“The Nurburgring race was a superb victory and one of KCMG’s finest,” admitted Howson. “It is our first race back after winning at Le Mans and we were able to largely control the race again after a nice fight with G-Drive. Huge thanks to my teammates who put in superb stints, our engineer Greg for an amazing car and the team who never put a foot wrong! Championship lead extended, roll on Austin!”
Richard Bradley’s stint started from sixth position, after having lost a few places in the pitlane. Steadily, he moved back up through the field before handing the car back over to Tandy for the final run to the chequered flag. He crossed the line with a margin of over a minute.
“It’s a great feeling to win two races in a row and consolidate our lead in the world championship,” said Bradley. “We did a fantastic job to improve the car and we can be happy on how well we worked as a team to make the car work the way it did. The team did a fantastic job and the three of us completed perfect stints and it was great to be able to conclude the weekend with great results.”
“What a fantastic race!” added overall Le Mans winner Nick Tandy. “At the end of the day we did an excellent job for a six-hour race and equal seven stints we managed to stretch the fuel, which was a concern before the race. We pulled a gap at the start and by the time I was in the car at the end, Richard and Matt have done such a great job. My work was very easy at the end of the race, so it was a fantastic team effort and its great to continue our winning run- both KCMG and myself.”