World Endurance: Karun and team qualify eighth (Lead)

May 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Spa-Francorrchamps (Belgium), May 5 (IANS) India’s Karun Chandhok and his team JRM Racing, which also includes David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck, qualified eighth in the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship here Saturday.

Driving the Honda Performance Development ARX-03a, Chandhok set the eighth-fastest time for the six-hour Endurance race in a grid of 41 cars.

Chandhok enjoyed his first ever qualifying session in Sportscar racing at Spa and was confident of a better showing in the race.

Said Chandhok: “The car ran well although we were trying different set ups during the practice sessions and qualifying.

“I feel there’s more to come and, with a good clean run tomorrow, I see no reason why we won’t be able to improve on our start position.”

Having arrived at the ionic Belgium circuit earlier this week, the team prepared the car for its first competitive outing since the opening round of the championship at Sebring in March.

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