KCMG is the first Chinese team to compete in World Championship
KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) announced its commitment to the full season of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) after its successful campaign in Le Mans Prototype racing last year. This officially makes KCMG the first Chinese outfit to contest all rounds of the World Championship.
Last year, KCMG achieved a milestone by becoming the first Chinese team to compete in the 6 Hours of Silverstone and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. KCMG’s participation in the 2014 WEC is part of the team’s pursuit to place itself at the forefront of the international motorsport scene.
“As an Asian-based team, it has always been our objective to expand our motorsport initiatives to a global scale and WEC has given us the opportunity to do so. The progress that we’ve shown in the past year since our debut in Silverstone has encouraged us to continue our campaign in Le Mans Prototype racing. Our plan this year is to extend our presence worldwide by committing to the season of the World Championship,” said Paul Ip, KCMG Managing Director.
KCMG team drivers Richard Bradley and Matt Howson will share time behind the wheel of #47 Nissan Oreca 03 in the upcoming FIA WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours.
“I am delighted to be able to join KCMG for this year’s World Endurance Championship. After the team’s strong showing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and WEC rounds at Silverstone and Fuji last year, we can be confident of having a good season ahead,” said Bradley.
“Taking part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013 was a life-changing experience and the fact I am involved again with KCMG on a full assault of the FIA WEC championship feels like a massive achievement,” said Howson.
The 2014 FIA WEC will have an 8-event calendar, with races in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, USA, Japan, China, Bahrain and Brazil.
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