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JRM Racing second in class at Fuji

14th Oct 2012 10:21 pm

Indian driver Karun Chandhok's British outfit finished second in the privateer LMP1 class at the penultimate FIA WEC round at Fuji Speedway.

Karun Chandhok and JRM Racing team posted its best result of the season at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan, finishing second in the privateers’ class and fifth overall. 

The #22 HPD ARX-03a driven by David Brabham, Peter Dumbreck and Karun Chandhok had qualified P3 in the privateers’ class for the penultimate race of the FIA World Endurance Championship, setting up a good race today.

Dumbreck got the six hours underway for the team and had a good start, gaining a place in the first corner. He was in the car for the first two hours and 40 minutes, managing the tyres perfectly and lapping at a very consistent pace. After a double stint, the Scot handed over to David. The Safety Car had to come out half way through the race so debris on track could be cleared, but David looked after the tyres and when the race got underway again he was able to run at consistent pace, constantly swapping track positions with the #12 Rebellion.

Karun got behind the wheel for the last third of the race and had a minor contact with the #1 Audi  during his first stint. This resulted in an extra pitstop during the last minutes of the race to change the damaged rear end .Nevertheless he managed to hold fifth and even managed to set the fastest lap of the race for the team in the final minutes.

 The final round of the championship is schdeduled at the Shanghai International Circuit in China on 28th October.

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