Nick Tandy, the English Porsche factory ace, has been confirmed Wednesday to race KCMG’s new Oreca 05 Nissan coupe in six of the eight FIA World Endurance Championship rounds this season. He’ll share the No. 47 entry with Matthew Howson and Richard Bradley.
Tandy will race his home event in Silverstone with KCMG, shift to Porsche’s third factory 919 Hybrid for the next two WEC rounds at Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, then resume with KCMG from the Nurburgring round August 30.
“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 said of the opportunity.
To add to his plate of LMP2 for six races and LMP1 for two, Tandy will also race in the remaining GT Le Mans rounds of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the CORE autosport-run Porsche North America factory team, in one of the Porsche 911 RSRs.
Tandy is expected to miss the TUDOR Championship round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as clashes with the Spa WEC race. WEC and TUDOR race together at Circuit of the Americas in September.
It makes for a diverse and busy schedule in three different classes.
Replacements in the KCMG car for Spa and Le Mans, and the Porsche for Monterey, are yet to be revealed.