Richard Bradley and Matt Howson will defend their LMP2 class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with KCMG, the Hong Kong-backed team revealed on Thursday.
The duo have been confirmed in KCMG’s Oreca 05 Nissan alongside Japanese ace and team regular Tsugio Matsuda for the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, which will mark the team’s only expected LMP2 start this year.
KCMG withdrew from full-season prototype competition at the end of last year but took up its auto-invite for the race, courtesy of Bradley, Howson and Nicolas Lapierre’s class victory in the race.
Bradley is part of Manor WEC’s two-car LMP2 effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship, but the British team only has a single entry for Le Mans, which has allowed the Englishman to return to the Paul Ip-led team for the one-off race.
KCMG’s Oreca Nissan will join its Porsche 911 RSR entry, run by Proton Competition, at Le Mans which is entered for the entire nine-round WEC season.