Noble Group-GruppeM Porsche For LMES
And Le Mans 2006
Honk Kong will
be represented at Le Mans next year, if the plans of Matthew Marsh
and Darryl O'Young come to fruition. These two HK-based drivers,
regulars in the Asian Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup (Marsh was the
2004 Champion) are planning to compete in the remaining four races
of the LMES this year, followed by Sebring and Le Mans next year.
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR has already been delivered to the UK and Marsh
and O'Young will begin testing in the UK soon.
is more than nine months away, so we have plenty of time to select
the third driver," said British-born Matthew Marsh, 36, who
has lived in Hong Kong for 14 years.
is the son of a Hong Kong mother and a father from Guangdong province,
long and hard to put the sponsorship package in place,” said
Marsh, “and now, with Darryl on board, Charles (Kwan) joining
as an adviser and the car delivered, we are ready to go racing.
We'll be going all out to make a strong debut at Monza."
is backed by two Hong Kong companies, the Noble Group and the William
E Connor Group, while GruppeM is already very well known in the
UK and Europe.
Kong could not ask for a better driving team than Matthew and Darryl,"
said GruppeM owner Kenny Chen. "They are both experienced Porsche
drivers with the talent and technical know-how needed to race at
the highest level. We're really looking forward to working with