The Le Mans-winning KCMG group will certainly make its Daytona 24 Hours launching this month with a factory-supported Porsche in the IMSA SportsCar Championship’s brand-new GT Daytona Pro course.
The 2015 LMP2 course victor at the Le Mans 1 day will certainly field a solo Porsche 911 GT3 R at the IMSA opener on 29-30 January with a line-up consisting of 3 manufacturing facility motorists.
Two-time IMSA course champ Laurens Vanthoor, Patrick Pilet and also Dennis Olsen will certainly share the cars and truck with KCMG routine Alexandre Imperatori.
The sportscar arm of the Hong Kong-headquartered KCMG procedure, which additionally races in Super Formula in Japan, has solid relate to Porsche as well as has actually obtained manufacturing facility assistance at both the Spa as well as Nurburgring 24-hour enduros over the previous 2 years.
It comes to be the 3rd group to devote to running a Porsche in the brand-new GTD Pro course changing GT Le Mans for 2022 after WeatherTech Racing as well as Pfaff Motorsports, which are both running complete period projects with the 911 GT3 R.
Team owner Paul Ip stated: “It is a really amazing minute to see the group preparing to tackle the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the very first time.
“After our previous triumph at Le Mans as well as efforts at Nurburgring and also Spa, we’re certain that an excellent outcome below is feasible, and also it is wonderful to have Porsche onboard with us once more.
“The line-up is an amazing mix of chauffeurs that have all contended for KCMG in the past and also they prepare to be a component of the group’s initial program at this historical race.”
# 2 KCMG Porsche 911 GT3 R: Patrick Pilet, Dennis Olsen, Laurens Vanthoor, Alexandre Imperatori Picture by: KCMG Team KCMG group supervisor Matt Howson, that belonged to the chauffeur line-up when it won P2 at Le Mans with an ORECA-Nissan 05 in 2015, defined the involvement at Daytona as “a substantial minute” in the group’s background.
“We’re happy to invite back Patrick, Laurens, Dennis and also Alex, every one of whom took on KCMG formerly,” he stated.
“We have a superb motorist line-up, incorporating young people and also experience which can testing for the inaugural GTD Pro course win.”
The vehicle will certainly be crafted by Briton Adam Hardy, that has actually serviced the # 92 manufacturing facility Porsche worldwide Endurance Championship given that the 2017 period.