KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is pleased to announce that 2013 New Zealand Formula Ford champion James Munro will join Matthew Swanepoel in the team’s 2014 assault on Formula Masters China Series.
The 17-year-old Christchurch driver began racing karts in 2009 and graduated to single seaters in 2013 after successful campaigns in the Rotax Max Challenge New Zealand and the Kartsport NZ South Island Sprint Championship. Munro’s consistency and innate skill on the circuit produced an impressive number of podiums and wins in his developing career in motorsport.
Munro made his debut in the 2013 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship and claimed the title after scoring 10 wins out of 15 races – a superb feat for a rookie. This year, Munro will represent KCMG in the full season of Formula Masters. The VW-powered Asian junior formula series posts a new challenge for the young champion who also competed in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand earlier this year.
James Munro, KCMG Formula Masters Driver: “I’m looking forward to working with KCMG this season. I tested with the team in March and I was impressed with how the team ran. By the end of the test, the car was also to my liking. We will be aiming to win the championship together this year and I think this is the right team to do it with. I’ve never raced in a championship outside of my native New Zealand, so I’m really looking forward to racing against different people and different tracks, especially the two grand-prix circuits we will visit.”
John O’Hara, KCMG Deputy Managing Director: “We are pleased to welcome James to the team and we’re looking forward to working with him and Matthew this season in Formula Masters. James had a very strong test at Zhuhai last month and we expect him to fight at the front. We have a very formidable line up this season and our goal is to win the Formula Masters crown.”