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04 April 2013

Karun Chandhok enters Le Mans 24 hours

Karun ditches Formula One and enters world’s greatest endurance race

Agasti Kaulgi
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Missing an Indian face in this season of Formula One? Wondering where Karun Chandhok has disappeared? So here goes, Karun has confirmed his return to Le Mans 24 hours with LMP2 Team Murphy Prototypes.

Last year Chandhok became the first Indian to compete in the Le Mans 24 hours and will join Brendon Hartley and Mark Patterson to race for the Irish team at the marquee event in June this year. And in case you’ve forgotten, both Chandhok and Hartley have previously worked together as they were test drivers at the Red Bull Racing F1 Team.

Chandhok delighted at being back at the Le Mans 24 hours said, “I am really excited to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours as racing there last year was one of the highlights of my career. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had a great race to finish second in the privateers class and sixth overall. I'm really glad to be back in a prototype for the biggest endurance race in the world. While I've enjoyed my first steps into GT World, racing high downforce cars is what I know and love."

So if you’re fond of endurance races and a fan of Karun Chandhok, you know what sort of motorsport to follow.

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