Archive | March, 2015

KCMG SHINES IN WEC PRE-SEASON TEST AT PAUL RICARD

30 Mar

KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) and Richard Bradley concluded FIA World Endurance Championship’s pre-season test with promising results after setting the fastest time in the LMP2 class during The Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard. Donning their new electric blue livery, KCMG’s NISSAN-powered ORECA 05 displayed competitive pace throughout Friday’s series of test sessions. The car was also recognised to have one of the most stunning liveries on the WEC grid this season, after the team unveiled the coupe’s new colour scheme for 2015 last Thursday.

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The Le Castellet pre-season outing witnessed the team test the #47 LMP2 with all four DRIVERS who will represent the team this season. Nick Tandy, who is slated to pilot the LMP2 alongside Richard Bradley and Matt Howson at the world championship’s six hour rounds in the UK, Germany, US, Japan, China and Bahrain, was in attendance as well as Nicolas Lapierre, who will race for the Chinese team in Belgium and WEC’s premier round in France, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

KCMG and topped Friday’s morning and evening sessions, with Richard Bradley setting the fastest time in the morning as his Dunlop-shod ORECA 05 Nissan package displayed impressive form on Paul Ricard’s 5.809km configuration. Cumulatively, the team logged 98 laps over the course of two days and posted their fastest time of 1:47.456 – emerging as the quickest LMP2 at the pre season test.

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A public day was also held as part of the two day event, where more than 10,000 fans flocked to Le Castellet to meet WEC teams and drivers. With KCMG’s formidable line up and their eye catchingly quick car, the team was surely one of the favourites of endurance racing enthusiasts from this part of France. The team will continue their preparations ahead of the 6 Hours of Silverstone, where the Chinese LMP2 squad is set to kick start the season by delivering race winning results.

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Richard Bradley: “I’m very happy with how the test went as we’ve had great runs, especially during Day 1. We definitely have the pace, but there are still areas that need to be improved. Stringent preparations are underway as we inch closer to WEC’s first event at Silverstone and I cannot wait for the real racing action to start!”

FIA WEC’s season opener will be held on April 11-12 at Silverstone Circuit. To know more about the FIA World Endurance Championship, please visit: www.fiawec.com

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