Karun Chandhok To Race At European Le Mans Race

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Karun Chandhok will race for Murphy Prototypes at the European Le Mans race this weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Chandhok will be racing for the first time after securing the fifth position for the team in the LMP2 class at Le Mans last year. He will drive the Murphy ORECA-Nissan 03R race car for the first time.

Karun Chandhok To Race At European Le Mans For Murphy Prototypes

Team Principal Greg Murphy said, "I'm very pleased to have Karun back with us for this event. We know him well and he just slots back into the team and always does a great job for us. We're fortunate to be able to attract such high profile drivers. It's something we're very proud of."

The Indian driver will race along with teammates Guglielmo Belotti and Sean Doyle, this will be one-off basis alongside with his teammates. All the three drivers will race with the same Murphy ORECA-Nissan 03R LMP2 car.

The car has been completely rebuilt since it successfully completed the 24-hours of Le Mans for the third time.

Chandhok said, "I was at the Red Bull Ring just two weeks ago for the F1 weekend, so it's going to be great to actually go back to drive there. I had a run around the track when I was there and, having never competed at the circuit before, I'm really looking forward to it. With so many strong teams and new cars in the ELMS this year it's a really competitive place to be, but this is endurance racing and anything can happen."

The 32-year Indian racing driver started his career in Le Mans in 2012 and raced for Murphy Prototypes team in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

"It's great to be back 'super-subbing' for Murphy Prototypes this weekend. I haven't had the chance to compete in Sportscars since Le Mans last year, so when Greg called to ask if I could fill in for him, I was happy to take the opportunity to race with the team again. It's always great fun working with the guys from Murphy Prototypes." said Chandhok.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 18:57 [IST]
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