Chandhok's JRM team 11th in first Le Mans quali

Chandhok's JRM team 11th in first Le Mans quali

14th Jun 2012 3:27 pm

Brit Peter Dumbreck posted the team’s fastest time in the opening night qualifying session at Circuit de la Sarthe.

Indian driver Karun Chandhok's JRM Racing team finished 11th quickest overall at the opening night qualifying session at the 2012 24 hours of Le Mans.

JRM made the step up to Le Mans after its FIA GT1 World Championship title victory last year with the trio of Australian David Brabham, Brit Peter Dumbreck and Karun Chandhok driving the Honda HPD ARX-03a in the LMP1 category.
Earlier in the day, David opened running in the practice session for JRM with three runs in the first 90 minutes. The Le Mans 2009 winner recorded the team’s best time of 3:34.641, 10th in the overall classification.
David then handed the HPD over to Karun, but the Indian reported some instability on the rear of the car on his second run and ran wide into the gravel on the first corner. He returned to the pits for checks before David got back in the car to compare set-ups with the beginning of the session. .
Dumbreck was behind the wheel next, completing four timed laps with the team’s overall best time of 3:37.088.
At the head of the order, the Audi factory team continued its expected domination, with the radical
'e-tron' hybrid entries narrowly outpacing their in-house 'Ultra' rivals and the pair of debutant Toyota TS030 Hybrids.
Full classification below:
Pos  Cl     Drivers                             Team/Car                     Time
 1.  P1     Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer           Audi e-tron                  3m25.453s
 2.  P1     Capello/Kristensen/McNish           Audi e-tron                  3m26.536s
 3.  P1     Dumas/Duval/Gene                    Audi Ultra                   3m26.694s
 4.  P1     Wurz/Lapierre/Nakajima              Toyota                       3m27.191s
 5.  P1     Bonanomi/Jarvis/Rockenfeller        Audi Ultra                   3m27.554s
 6.  P1     Davidson/Buemi/Sarrazin             Toyota                       3m28.295s
 7.  P1     Leventis/Watts/Kane                 Strakka HPD                  3m32.750s
 8.  P1     Belicchi/Primat/Bleekemolen         Rebellion Lola-Toyota        3m33.140s
 9.  P1     Prost/Jani/Heidfeld                 Rebellion Lola-Toyota        3m33.211s
10.  P1     Ara/Minassian/Bourdais              Pescarolo Dome-Judd          3m34.716s
11.  P1     Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck           JRM HPD                      3m37.088s
12.  P1     Moreau/Baguette/Kraihamer           OAK Pescarolo-Judd           3m38.414s
13.  P2     Beche/Thiriet/Tinseau               TDS ORECA-Nissan             3m39.252s
14.  P2     Firth/Hughes/Hartley                Murphy ORECA-Nissan          3m39.877s
15.  P2     Potolicchio/Dalziel/Kimber-Smith    Starworks HPD                3m40.639s
16.  P2     Briere/Petersen/Nakano              Boutsen ORECA-Nissan         3m40.727s
17.  P2     Nicolet/Lahaye/Pla                  OAK Morgan-Judd              3m40.902s
18.  P2     Dolan/Hancock/Kurosawa              Jota Zytek-Nissan            3m41.287s
19.  P2     Sims/Buurman/Iannetta               Status Lola-Judd             3m41.451s
20.  P2     Heinemeier Hansson/Leinders/Martin  OAK Morgan-Nissan            3m41.721s
21.  P2     Martin/Charouz/Graves               ADR ORECA-Nissan             3m41.791s
22.  P2     Perez-Companc/Ayari/Kaffer          Pecom ORECA-Nissan           3m41.916s
23.  P2     Ordonez/Brundle/Brundle             Greaves Zytek-Nissan         3m42.125s
24.  P2     Panciatici/Ragues/Rusinov           Signatech ORECA-Nissan       3m42.157s
25.  P2     Tucker/Bouchut/Diaz                 Level 5 HPD                  3m42.224s
26.  CDNT   Franchitti/Krumm/Motoyama           Highcroft Delta Wing Nissan  3m42.612s
27.  P2     Mailleux/Lombard/Tresson            Signatech ORECA-Nissan       3m44.495s
28.  P2     Zugel/Gonzalez/Julian               Greaves Zytek-Nissan         3m47.408s
29.  P2     Holzer/Schultis/Moro                Kodewa Lola-Lotus            3m48.067s
30.  P2     Frey/Hirschi/Meichtry               Race Performance ORECA-Judd  3m48.124s
31.  P2     Giroix/Johansson/Badey              Gulf Lola-Nissan             3m50.526s
32.  P2     Haezebrouck/Thirion/Papin           Extreme Limite Norma-Judd    3m51.012s
33.  GTE P  Gavin/Milner/Westbrook              Corvette                     3m55.910s
34.  GTE P  Makowiecki/Melo/Farnbacher          Luxury Ferrari               3m56.076s
35.  GTE P  Taylor/Garcia/Magnussen             Corvette                     3m57.181s
36.  GTE P  Fernandez/Mucke/Turner              Aston Martin                 3m57.466s
37.  GTE P  Bertolini/Beretta/Cioci             AF Corse Ferrari             3m57.509s
38.  GTE A  Neiman/Pilet/Pumpelly               Flying Lizard Porsche        3m57.594s
39.  GTE P  Lieb/Lietz/Henzler                  Felbermayr-Proton Porsche    3m57.648s
40.  GTE P  Alfaisal/Curtis/Edwards             IMSA Porsche                 3m58.035s
41.  GTE P  Bergmeister/Long/Holzer             Flying Lizard Porsche        3m58.717s
42.  GTE A  Simonsen/Nygaard/Poulsen            Aston Martin                 3m58.725s
43.  GTE A  Bornhauser/Canal/Lamy               Larbre Corvette              3m59.192s
44.  GTE A  Ried/Roda/Ruberti                   Felbermayr-Proton Porsche    3m59.529s
45.  GTE A  Armindo/Narac/Pons                  IMSA Porsche                 4m00.332s
46.  GTE A  Ehret/Montecalvo/Jeannette          Luxury Ferrari               4m00.849s
47.  GTE P  Walker/Cocker/Wills                 JMW Ferrari                  4m00.883s
48.  GTE A  Bourret/Gibon/Belloc                Larbre Corvette              4m03.021s
49.  GTE A  Rodrigues/Ferte/Illiano             JMB Ferrari                  4m04.416s
50.  GTE A  Perazzini/Cadei/Griffin             AF Corse Ferrari             4m04.493s
51.  GTE A  Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo                Krohn Ferrari                4m04.698s
52.  GTE A  Kauffman/Aguas/Vickers              AF-Waltrip Ferrari           4m04.861s
53.  GTE A  Camathias/Daniels/Palttala          JWA Porsche                  4m08.170s
54.  P2     Deletraz/Ihara/Quick                Gulf Lola-Nissan             4m14.086s
55.  P1     Collard/Boullion/Hall               Pescarolo-Judd               3m39.656s
56.  GTE P  Fisichella/Bruni/Vilander           AF Corse Ferrari             3m57.735s

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