The news surrounding LMP2 team, KCMG has been coming thick and fast recently. The latest piece of the puzzle to fall into place is confirmation of yet another driver. Porsche works driver, Nick Tandy will compete for KCMG in this year’s WEC alongside the already confirmed drivers, Richard Bradley and Matthew Howson.
Tandy will compete in 6 of the eight WEC rounds for KCMG. Thee Briton will miss the rounds at Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans as he is competing in a third Porsche 919 for the Porsche LMP1 team. The driver that will step in for those two rounds is yet to be confirmed.
The experienced GT racer, Nick Tandy has yet to drive an LMP2 car, although he did not hesitate at the opportunity to drive for KCMG this season. In an Interview with KCMG, Tandy said; “When the idea came up I could compete with KCMG in Silverstone and for the remainder of the season after Le Mans, I jumped at it. Looking at the results from last year and what we’d seen first hand in the paddock, we immediately contacted KCMG and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to put a program together. One of my goals is to learn more about the WEC and the circuits across the world, but ultimately KCMG and I have the same aim, which is to compete at the front of the field, win races and fight for the championship. I can’t wait to test the new Oreca 05. I’m sure it will be a good step up from last year’s car.”
Enrich Kolb, KCMG’s FIA World Endurance Championship Team Manager added his thanks to Porsche and is looking forward to working with Tandy in the coming season: “We are happy that Nick will join us in our forthcoming LMP2 campaign and we’d like to thank Porsche for allowing this to happen. Nick is one of best drivers around and we are thrilled to have him represent the team in six out of eight events of the world championship this season. We’ve started preparations and we’re set for our first shakedown of the 05 beginning of March. This program will be a new challenge for Nick and we’re looking forward to working together!”
Source – KCMG