KCMG announces factory-supported Porsche entry into 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona – automobilsport.com – automobilsport.com
05.01.2022: KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is readied to start the brand-new year with an entrance in the 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 27 30, the very first time the group has actually completed at the renowned American endurance race. Participating in the GTD Pro course, KCMG will certainly complete in
KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is readied to start the brand-new year with an entrance in the 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 27– 30, the very first time the group has actually completed at the renowned American endurance race. Participating in the GTD Pro course, KCMG will certainly complete in the factory-supported #2 Porsche 911 GT3 R. Because its inaugural operating in 1966, the Rolex 24 has actually happened on the Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile consolidated roadway training course, which includes the tri-oval along with the infield roadway training course. As the gem in the crown of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the historical race notes the beginning of the 2022 project as well as commemorates its 60th wedding anniversary. As having manufacturing facility assistance from Porsche, the motorist line-up will certainly consist of 3 of the German marque’s motorists: Rolex 24 at Daytona course victor Patrick Pilet, two-time IMSA course champ Laurens Vanthoor and also Dennis Olsen, all 3 having actually formerly contended with KCMG at numerous occasions in the past. Alexandre Imperatori finishes the team, proceeding his enduring collaboration with the Hong Kong attire. The group is delighted to invite back Adam Hardy as primary designer for this occasion. Hardy formerly dealt with KCMG throughout the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as has actually because sustained Porsche’s manufacturing facility entrance in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He will certainly be signed up with by Kai Störling, that was the designer behind the race-winning Porsche at the 2021 Nürburgring 24 Hours. The yearly Roar Before The Rolex 24 occurs on 21-23 January. A week prior to the centerpiece, a 100-minute certifying race referred to as the Motul Pole Award 100 will certainly establish the grid for the major 24-hour race that begins on 29 January.
” I’m incredibly delighted to start the year with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. I’ve wished to return there for some time as well as KCMG has actually created an excellent group as well as a great deal of initiative to deal with the difficulty in the brand-new GTD Pro course.
I’m eagerly anticipating sharing the cars and truck with Patrick, Laurens as well as Dennis in what is toning up to be a remarkable race. A large many thanks to KCMG for their ongoing depend on and also we will certainly be intending to pay back that with a solid outcome.”
” I’m truly satisfied to be back with KCMG as well as to be completing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona this year. The group has actually revealed piece de resistance with the 911 GT3 R both at Nürburgring and also Spa so I have complete self-confidence that we will certainly begin with an excellent auto.
The objective is clear, we have a group as well as an automobile that can win and also we have an extremely solid line-up, yet it’s a tough race in lots of means, so we require to maintain concentrated on our goals for the race.”
” It’s fantastic to sign up with KCMG for the Daytona 24 Hours. After interacting 2 years earlier, it’s wonderful to go back to the group. I won this race in 2014 so I wish to win once more as well as with this line-up, staff as well as group, I make sure we have a likelihood of defending the triumph.
Currently the major task will certainly be to focus on ourselves as well as see to it we have the most effective auto feasible. Over the following 2 weeks I will certainly offer 100% in order to be completely prepared for the start of the race.”
” Through the years, great outcomes at the Rolex 24 has actually belonged to my success in winning 2 IMSA champions, however success at Daytona is something I directly have not had the ability to accomplish yet, and also it’s extremely high up on my listing. My desire is to win all 4 large 24-hour races; Spa, Nürburgring, Le Mans and also Daytona, and also Daytona is the one missing out on to make sure that is the primary objective.
Belonging to KCMG’s team after doing Spa with each other indicates we understand each various other a bit much better. We’ve obtained a seasoned line-up as well as a great design staff, so we will certainly be expecting it. We are functioning truly tough in the direction of a favorable weekend break and also I can not wait to obtain 2022 and also the race weekend break began.” MATT HOWSON TEAM MANAGER” The 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona is a considerable as well as interesting minute in KCMG background as it notes the group’s very first entrance in the last of the huge 24-hour races, having actually formerly completed at Le Mans, Nürburgring as well as Spa occasions. We have an amazing vehicle driver line-up, incorporating young people as well as experience which can testing for the inaugural GTD Pro course win. We’re additionally pleased to invite back Patrick, Laurens, Dennis as well as Alex, every one of whom completed
with KCMG formerly. Proceeding our superb partnership with Porsche and also the 911 GT3 R is the design as well as an honour mix of Adam Hardy as well as Kai Störling produces a powerful group to sustain KCMG’s initial program at Daytona.” PAUL IP KCMG FOUNDER “It is a really amazing minute to see the group preparing to take
on the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the very first time. After our previous success at Le Mans and also tries Nürburgring and also Spa, we’re certain that a great outcome below is feasible, and also it is terrific to have Porsche onboard with us once more. The line-up is a great mix of chauffeurs that have all completed for KCMG in the past as well as they prepare to be a component of the group’s initial program at this historical race. The 911 GT3 R has actually executed quite possibly for us considering that our connection with Porsche started in 2020, so our primary objective is to bring this right into the brand-new year and also go for the GTD Pro course win at Daytona.” Roar Before The Rolex 24( CET) Friday 21 January Method 1 -17:15 Technique 2– 22:15 Saturday 22 January Technique 3– 16:00 Qualifying– 21:25 Sunday 23 January Exercise 4– 01:00 Motul Pole Award 100– 20:05 Rolex 24 at Daytona Thursday 27 January Technique 1– 17:05 Method 2– 21:20 Friday 28 January Method 3– 01:15 Exercise 4– 17:20 Saturday 29 January Race– 19:40 KCMG additionally pictures Paul Miller Racing buttons to BMW M4 GT3, preserves Snow, Sellers for 2022 04.01.2022. Fresh off of their second-place coating
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