KCMG delivers top-five finish at official Le Mans Test Day

June 3, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The KCMG Nissan-powered #47 Oreca 03-R performed well at the official Le Mans Test over the weekend.

KC Motorgroup Ltd (KCMG) successfully completed the Le Mans 24 Hours official Test Day last Sunday (June 1) with its #47 Oreca 03-R finishing as the fifth fastest LMP2 runner in both sessions. The eight-hour test – split into two four-hour periods – provided the Chinese squad with its first opportunity to assess their upgraded machine’s technical... [Read more...]

Test Day signals the start of KCMG’s Le Mans return

May 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The KCMG team are aiming for a top result in LMP2 in their Oreca 03

After their historic debut in 2013, KC Motorgroup Ltd (KCMG) returns to France in June for the 82nd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. In preparation for the world’s greatest endurance race the squad – which became the first Chinese outfit ever to compete there 12 months ago – travels to Circuit de la Sarthe next weekend (June 1) for the event’s... [Read more...]

Finished racing in 2013? Time to train the mind!

November 17, 2013 by Linda Keen  

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Four wins and a host of podiums brought Mindmaster pupil Keith Donegan to runner up spot in the closely fought Ginetta Junior Series in the UK.

The racing season is all but finished but on Saturday, December 7th, Mondello Park will be playing host to another event altogether. Linda Keen will be running another of her unique Motorsport Mind Mastery Seminars, which have helped several drivers this year race their way to MI Young Driver of The Year Kevin O’Hara is a fan of Linda’s... [Read more...]

Thompson Races to Historic Win in Korea

August 7, 2013 by KCMG  

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Thompson had the honour of taking the chequered to give the team an historic win!

Gary Thompson has carved another little slice of motorsports history with victory in the inaugural Asian Le Mans Series Race at the newly built circuit in Inje, South Korea on Sunday, taking fastest lap of the event in the process in a KCMG Morgan-Nissan he shared with James Winslow and Akash Nandy. Dubliner Thompson was given the honour by the Chinese... [Read more...]

KCMG impresses during historic Le Mans 24 Hours debut

June 26, 2013 by KCMG  

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The KCMG Morgan-Nissan showed well in LMP2 but sadly was forced to retire with a leaking fuel cell.

After setting a milestone in motorsport history by becoming the first Chinese outfit to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours, KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) continued to impress by delivering a promising performance during their maiden appearance at the Circuit de la Sarthe this weekend. Ultimately however the team’s blue and white #47 Morgan-Nissan LMP2 was... [Read more...]

John O’Hara: From Mondello to Le Mans!

February 11, 2013 by John O'Hara  

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KCMG will run a recently acquired LM P2 Morgan chassis from OAK Racing’s constructor department, Onroak Automotive

Another eventful year has passed for KCMG and as we are in between racing seasons, it’s nice to recollect the highlights of 2012. The team was very busy competing in different series’ across Asia last year. Aside from the Japanese F3 and Formula Nippon championships which we’ve been part of since 2008, we took part in new racing competitions... [Read more...]

Take It Outa That: Tadgh says it like it is!

October 25, 2012 by Tadgh  

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So here I am in Hong Kong with John O'Hara and the Nulty fella

Sure that’s it- the season is over. Bit of rallycross now should keep me going over winter I suppose. Stayed in the stand for the first one last Sunday- saw the peoples champion T Bone Tommy watchin all the action and the oul Fiesta sittin at home. Maybe he will have a go in one of those new Buggys- they didn’t look too bad! Bit nippy back... [Read more...]

60 seconds with John O’Hara

September 4, 2012 by Leo  

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John leading Vivian Daly and the rest of the Formula Europa grid into the first corner at Mondello Park. John went on to win the last ever running of that championship and also the Leinster Trophy. Photo: Con Connolly

Name: John O’Hara Age: 33 Occupation: Working for KC Motorgroup Ltd Road Car: Toyota Fortuner Race of My life: Can’t remember Best race car: Dallara Toyota F301 Dream race car: Mclaren MP4/8 Dream Road Car: Ford RS200 Other Interests: Irish Formula Vee Biggest Supporter: LOH & MOH Favourite Food: MOH’s shepards pie Favourite restaurant:... [Read more...]

60 Seconds with… Vee Festival Winner Kevin O’Hara

July 24, 2012 by Leo  

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Kevin with his LOH Leastone and trophies - Vee Festival win and Motorsport.ie Driver of the Day! Photo: Cregor Elliott

Name: Kevin O’Hara Age: 22 Occupation: Business and Law student Road Car: The mighty Punto! Race of My life: That is yet to happen!! Best race car: Formula Renault. Dream race car: Ferrari p4 5 competizione Dream Road Car: Took a while to decide this one, Ford Mustang GT500 just like Steve McQueen drove in Bullit. Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang... [Read more...]