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KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) rounded off a strong season in Asian Le Mans Series after running a successful GTAm campaign with their Porsche GT3 Cup car. After clinching four victories out of four races, the Hong Kong-based outfit garnered the class title along with the Drivers Championship, which was awarded to KCMG’s very own Paul Ip.
“It’s been an excellent season in Asian Le Mans and we’re pleased to conclude our GTAM programme with the class title,” said KCMG Founder Paul Ip. “The finale at Sepang has been truly an enjoyable weekend for everyone. The team has worked hard throughout the season and I’d like to commend everyone! My special thanks goes to each of the crew members, my co-drivers Christian Ried, Dan Wells, Martin Rump, Yuan Bo and Akash Nandy, and most of all to our fans who supported us at Fuji, Buriram and Sepang!”
The Asian premier sportscar endurance racing’s finale was held at Sepang International Circuit over the weekend. The 3 Hours of Malaysia witnessed KCMG Formula Masters driver Yuan Bo and 2013 Formula Masters Macau GP Challenge winner Akash Nandy share driving duties with Ip as they faced new opposition from Team Starspeed Racing’s Lamborghini Huracan.
Despite the Huracan’s intimidating pace during Saturday’s free practice sessions, Yuan Bo went on to take pole position during Asian Le Mans’ qualifying run at Sepang’s 5.543km track. Unfazed by their opponent’s blistering speed, Ip, Bo and Nandy went on to deliver strong stints in the #51 Porsche and managed to maintain a commanding lead throughout the three-hour round. KCMG crossed the finish line first in class and 15th overall – completing an outstanding season with four victories in the GTAm category.
Apart from Paul Ip receiving the GTAm Drivers Championship title for KCMG, German driver and teammate  Christian Ried was awarded second place honours in the drivers standing as the season culminated at Sepang. After an outstanding year in motorsport, which highlights an LMP2 victory at Le Mans and Vice Championship in FIA WEC, the Hong Kong-based squad graciously adds the Asian Le Mans GTAm crown to its growing list of achievements in sports car endurance racing.
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