KCMG and MOTUL Agree on Technical Partnership for 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Singapore, 22 May 2013. KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) announces its technical partnership with French oil company Motul in its latest campaign in sports car endurance racing.

KCMG And MOTUL Agree on Technical Partnership For 24 Hours Of Le Mans (640x427)

Motul and the Hong Kong-based motorsport team’s collaborative effort will be enforced in the biggest motorsport platforms, namely the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Asian Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship.

Motul will provide its high performance lubricants for the team’s LMP2 Morgan-Nissan prototype, as the team competes in these highly-competitive sport car endurance championships throughout the year. Known for improving the reliability and performance of engines in motorsport applications, the global oil specialist has developed its products and is the pioneer in the industry of motor lubricants. Motul has been recognised as the leading technical partner of various teams from different motorsport disciplines around the world.

KCMG recently made an impressive debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone Circuit last April. Represented by Alexandre Imperatori, Matthew Howson and KaTo Jim, the team successfully claimed 6th position in the LMP2 category during the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Following that successful run in the United Kingdom, the team is currently preparing for the classic sports car endurance race at the historic Circuit de la Sarthe in June. The 81st edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be the biggest challenge that will put KCMG’s LMP2 to a gruelling test. Notably, the race will challenge both driver and the car’s fused ability to outlast its competitors from other distinguished marques from across the globe.

The Morgan-Nissan prototype, which will run for hours on the Le Mans circuit, will require maximum technical efficiency that only Motul can expertly provide. KCMG Managing Director Paul Ip recognises that the collaboration between KCMG and Motul will aid the team in achieving their goal in Le Mans.

In line with this, KCMG has also confirmed its entry in the prestigious Asian Le Mans Series this season. Together with Motul, the team is looking forward to the much anticipated re-launching of the Asian championship at Inje Autopia on 4 August 2013. Asian Le Mans organiser Automobile Club de l’Ouest has released a four-race calendar, highlighting events that will be staged in South Korea, China, Japan, and Indonesia.

Eric Wang, Motul’s Chief Representative of Greater China, says, “This partnership of Motul and the first Chinese team to take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is yet another significant milestone for us. The commitment and technical expertise shown by the team is truly outstanding, and with Motul as a technical partner, I’m sure the competitiveness of the car will be second to none.”

Paul Ip is pleased with the new partnership that KCMG has forged with Motul. He states, “We are pleased to have Motul as our official technical partner in our sports car endurance campaign in Asia and Europe. They have provided the world’s best motorsport teams with adept assistance that has pushed powerful machines to perform to their limits. They are known to provide top quality products that are in sync with KCMG’s principles and strong belief in excellence. It is an honour to have them as a part of our newest initiative and I am looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”

With this new alliance, the team is looking forward to working with Motul in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 22-23 June and the upcoming 2013 season of Asian Le Mans Series.

Cheryl Tay

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