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Two KCMG Nissans Confirmed in Full-Season Entry

Two KCMG Nissans confirmed in full-season IGTC entry; Bathurst drivers named…

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KCMG will enter next year’s Intercontinental GT Challenge with a pair of Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s.

As first reported by Sportscar365, the Hong Kong-based squad had been considering a move to SRO Motorsports Group’s international series for 2019.

It will run both cars in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour for the first time in February, as well as the subsequent rounds at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Spa-Francorchamps, Suzuka and Kyalami.

KCMG’s pair of Nissans will compete in the Pro category at Bathurst, with Oliver Jarvis, Tsugio Matsuda, Edoardo Liberato, Alexandre Imperatori, Josh Burdon and 2015 winner Katsumasa Chiyo nominated to drive.

Exact driver lineups are expected to be confirmed in the full entry list, which is being released later today.

“We are really looking forward to competing at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit for the first time in the 2019 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour,” said team founder Paul Ip.

“It will for sure be a tough challenge but we have a great team and drivers and look forward to competing against some of the world’s top teams and drivers at this world-class event.

“KCMG is proud to continue its successful partnership with Nissan NISMO and look forward to seeing the mighty Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 conquer the mountain.”

KCMG will also contest the Dubai 24 Hours in January with the current-gen Nissan GT3, which was introduced this year.

The team ran a two-car program with the package in Blancpain GT Series Asia this year, and also entered three cars into the FIA GT World Cup held in Macau.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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