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6 Hours of Fuji to be staged this weekend

Motorsport enthusiasts, here's something to look forward to this weekend. The sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is taking place this weekend on the scenic foothills of Mt. Fuji. Considered as one of the most celebrated events on the WEC calendar, the "6 Hours of Fuji" will witness teams battling in one of the most competitive disciplines of motor racing on Fuji Speedway's 4.563km track.

The KC Motorgroup (KCMG) returns to Japan for the said round. KCMG Super Formula driver Richard Bradley will join Hiroshi Koizumi and former Formula Nippon champion Tsugio Matsuda in the team's latest WEC event. Bradley and Koizumi recently teamed up to represent the international motorsport group in Asian Le Mans's second event in September.

"The last time I drove this car at this track, we were able to win," Bradley. "I'm feeling confident for this race and I'm very happy to be teaming up with Tsugio and Hiroshi. Having spent nearly three years racing in Japan and making many good friends, it will almost be like a home race for me. I hope our fans will be out in full force to help us repeat our Asian Le Mans series success."

The team's debut in Le Mans Prototype racing yielded impressive results in Europe and Asia this season. Thus, KCMG is looking forward to a strong showing at the Fuji Speedway, a venue that has been the team's stomping ground since 2007.

"After an amazing Asian Le Mans experience and win at Fuji in September, I am very excited to work again with KCMG and to compete in the 6 Hours of Fuji with Richard and Tsugio," said Koizumi. "The competition will be tight, but I am confident that we'll deliver strong results this weekend."

Meanwhile, Matsuda considers the circuit his home track, so the race is special to him. "I'm delighted to be racing in the 6 Hours of Fuji this weekend with KCMG," said Matsuda. "This will be an amazing experience for me. I would like to thank our supporters in advance."

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