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HistoryEdit

KCMG entered the Formula Nippon series in 2010 as a Toyota customer team, with Katsuyuki Hiranaka finishing 12th. In 2011, Alexandre Imperatori finished 12th. In 2012, Ryo Orime finished 19th. In the 2013 Super Formula, Richard Bradley finished 21st. Yuichi Nakayama finished 20th in 2014, 16th in 2015, and 18th in 2016.

In 2013, KCMG expanded outside Asia with an entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans[2] before entering the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014, during which the team won three races.[3] The team went on to win the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 category on its way to a second-place finish in the 2015 WEC season. However, in the following year, KCMG pared down its LMP2 participation to a one-off entry at Le Mans. KCMG did contest the full 2016 WEC season, albeit in the GTE Am category,[4] finishing fourth in what would be its final season in the championship.

Beginning in 2017, KCMG has partnered with Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, sponsoring drivers Brandon Jones and Matt Tifft.[5]

DriversEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Entrant No Car Drivers Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013   KCMG
47 Morgan LMP2   Alexandre Imperatori
  Matthew Howson
  Ho-Pin Tung
LMP2 241 DNF DNF
2014   KCMG
47 Oreca 03R   Matthew Howson
  Richard Bradley
  Alexandre Imperatori
LMP2 87 DNF DNF
2015   KCMG
47 Oreca 05   Matthew Howson
  Richard Bradley
  Nicolas Lapierre
LMP2 358 9 1st
2016   KCMG 47 Oreca 05   Tsugio Matsuda
  Richard Bradley
  Matthew Howson
LMP2 116 DNF DNF
78 Porsche 911 RSR   Christian Ried
  Wolf Henzler
  Joël Camathias
GTE Am 300 41st 10th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship participationsEdit

Year Class Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points WEP
pos.
2014 LMP2   Matthew Howson
  Richard Bradley
  Tsugio Matsuda
  Alexandre Imperatori
47 SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
Ret
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
Ret
BHR
1
SÃO
1
130 3rd
2015 LMP2   Matthew Howson
  Richard Bradley
  Nick Tandy
  Nicolas Lapierre
47 SIL
4
SPA
3
LMN
1
NÜR
1
COA
2
FUJ
Ret
SHA
3
BHR
2
155 2nd
2016 LMGTE Am   Christian Ried
  Wolf Henzler
  Joël Camathias
78 SIL
4
SPA
4
LMN
5
NÜR
EX
MEX
3
COA
2
FUJ
3
SHA
3
BHR
2
125 4th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview of Paul Ip about Asian Le Mans Series". Endurance-Info. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ "KCMG takes delivery of Morgan LMP2 car for Le Mans". Endurance-Info. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  3. ^ Dagys, John (29 January 2015). "KCMG Confirms Purchase of First Oreca 05". Sportscar365. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "WEC: KCMG drops LMP2 program". "Racer.com". 12 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Richard Childress Racing, KCMG expand partnership in 2018". NASCAR.com. April 2, 2018.

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