Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy will join KCMG in six out of eight FIA World Endurance Championship rounds this season.
Tandy will join Matt Howson and Richard Bradley in the team’s Oreca 05 Nissan at Silverstone, Nürburgring, Circuit of The Americas, Fuji, Shanghai and Bahrain.
For Spa and Le Mans, Tandy will race a works Porsche 919 Hybrid in his prototype debut.
The LMP2 opportunity provides the Englishman with additional prototype experience, following a similar path taken by Audi and Filipe Albuquerque last year, who took part in the European Le Mans Series with Team Jota.
“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,” Tandy said.
“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.”
Tandy will also join the Hong Kong-based team at the FIA WEC Prologue at Paul Ricard next month.
“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,” Tandy added.
“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,” said KCMG FIA WEC Team Manager, Erich Kolb.
“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.”
“Nick completes a formidable line up for the team in our LMP2 campaign in WEC and we are pleased to have him on board this season,” said KCMG founder Paul Ip.
“We have a very interesting year ahead with the new car and with the addition of Nick to our driver line up, we’re expecting things to get a lot more exciting.”