Published on September 25th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Asian Le Mans Mount Fuji 2013, KC Motorgroup Claims Victory
The overall 3 Hours of Inje winner, KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG), claimed its second consecutive Asian Le Mans victory in the foothills of Mount Fuji this weekend (21-22 September). The international motorsport group once again took the chequered flag after Richard Bradley, Hiroshi Koizumi, and James Winslow each delivered impressive stints in the second event of the Asian sports car endurance series.
The team got off to a strong start as Richard Bradley topped the timesheets during Asian Le Mans’ first official practice session on Friday at Fuji Speedway. The KCMG Super Formula driver was fastest, with a time of 1m33.9s the quickest lap of the weekend. Team-mate and compatriot James Winslow followed suit, setting the best lap time in Free Practice 2 the following morning.
Saturday afternoon highlighted a tight qualifying battle between Bradley and Oak Racing’s Cheng Cong Fu. The British driver secured a front row slot after Oak Racing’s frontrunner took pole position by a mere 0.05s.
Starting second on the grid, Koizumi took the lead from Jeffrey Lee of Oak Racing during the first hour of the race. The Japanese ace headed the class at the end of his stint, despite a quick spin that dropped him briefly out of the lead. James Winslow took over the #18 blue and white Morgan-Nissan LMP2 and steadily increased his lead over Oak Racing’s David Cheng. Taking over the final stint with a significant advantage in the field, Richard Bradley coasted to victory, sealing KCMG’s second triumph in the celebrated Asian series.