mercredi 4 mai 2016

KCMG Porsche returns to Spa Francorchamps for WEC GTE-Am assault


KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is back in the glorious Ardennes region for the second event of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which is considered a prelude to the highly anticipated Le Mans 24 Hours, will be a test for KCMG’s #78 Porsche 911 RSR shared by seasoned Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler, Christian Ried and Joel Camanthias on the legendary 7.004km circuit.

Spearheaded by Proton Competition, the Hong Kong-based squad’s GTE Am campaign had a promising start at Silverstone last month. The blue and white liveried iconic sports car, which features lightweight construction and sophisticated aerodynamics, heads to Spa-Francorchamps with an aim to challenge for the top spot in its class. The world championship’s second six-hour round will start on Saturday, May 7 at 2:30pm CEST.

Christian Ried (Porsche 911 RSR #78): 

The race in Spa is the final rehearsal for Le Mans and therefore is of special importance. If you want a top position in Le Mans, you already have to do well in Spa. At the season kick-off in Silverstone, we were heading for the podium for a long time. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough in the end. We’ll have another go in Spa.

Wolf Henzler (Porsche 911 RSR #78):

We are looking forward to Spa after our unfortunate season opener. We were already very strong in Silverstone, but unfortunately weren’t rewarded for this. I hope that we can build on this good performance and turn it into a good result on the challenging circuit in Spa. We will definitely try everything.

KCMG Press Release

Photo: FIA WEC / Adrenal Media