Karun and Team Finish Ninth in World Endurance Championship

Sao Paulo (Brazil), Sep 16 (IANS): The JRM Racing team comprising Karun Chandhok, Peter Dumbreck and David Brabham finished ninth overall and fourth in their class in the six-hour FIA World Endurance Championship at the iconic Interlagos circuit here.

An electrical glitch stopped the JRM car on track approximately two and a half hours into the race, losing 12 laps before it could be reset and restarted here Saturday.

Dumbreck opened the race for JRM who had qualified seventh, trading times and track position with the Rebellion and the Strakka Racing car. With excellent tyre wear and high fuel efficiency, Dumbreck was able to move from his starting slot of seventh to fifth and set increasingly competitive lap times.

After a double stint, the Scot handed over to Brabham, but almost immediately after the safety car was deployed and the car slowed dramatically, eventually grinding to a halt on track.

After a lengthy pause, Brabham was able to reset the systems and re-start, but had lost several positions and laps in the meantime.

Undeterred, Brabham pushed back up to 12th during his double stint before handing over to Chandhok two hours before the end of the race.

The Indian was able to regain a further three positions on track and set some quick times to finish fourth in class and ninth overall for valuable championship points.

Chandhok said: "The first hour I was in the car was good fun. I was out in the thick of it with lots of cars around me and we were quick so I was able to overtake and fight my way through.

"But then, we reached a point where it was going to be hard to make up any more positions on track so we started to conserve fuel and try to get past with fewer stops.

"Overall it's been a promising weekend and while it's disappointing not to get the result to show it, there are still plenty of positives."


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