China based Australian Josh Burdon is set to spearhead the KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) return to the Asian Le Mans Series’ 2017/2018 grid with an entry in the LMP3 class. Burdon will have the support of teammates Neric Wei and Louis Prette.
Josh Burdon and Neric Wei have both driven for KCMG this year in the FRD LMP3 Series. The duo delivered numerous podiums throughout the season and rounded off the series’ thrilling finale with a dominant win in Zhuhai last month. As a result of this victory, Burdon and Wei concluded the Hong Kong outfit’s FRD Series LMP3 campaign as 2017 Vice Champions.
Meanwhile, Monaco driver Louis Prette will line up along side Burdon and Wei in the Hong Kong-based outfit’s full season campaign in the Asian sports car endurance championship.
The much-anticipated 2017/2018 season of the Asian Le Mans Series highlights a 4-event calendar which will be held in premier circuits around Asia. Apart from Zhuhai International Circuit, the races will be staged at Fuji Speedway, Japan, Buriram International Circuit, Thailand and Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.
Asian Le Mans organizer, Automobile Club de l’Ouest has announced that the series will be divided into four categories: LMP2, LMP3, GT and GT Cup category. Notably, the series winners in the LMP2, LMP3 and GT class will be awarded entry into the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 2018.
Josh Burdon: I am excited to be back working with KCMG for the 2017/2018 season of Asian Le Mans Series. Myself along with my co-driver Neric and the entire team proved to be a strong, race-winning package in the FRD LMP3 Series this year, so to continue our partnership with the addition of Louis as our third driver gives me confidence and will be ready to push for wins. I’m really looking forward to beginning work with the team.
Louis Prette: I am really looking forward to get started with the 2017/2018 season of Asian Le Mans Series! It’s going to be great to working with KCMG as they have proven in the past that they are very competitive and very professional. I’m also happy to join Neric and Josh, who have both raced together in the FRD LMP3 Series and as we know, is a winning package. Neric has been my team mate in Asian
Formula Renault this year, while Josh is my coach. We all know each other very well and that’s a great point for endurance racing. I hope that we can deliver strong results throughout the season and contend for the championship.