Chandhok creates history at Le Mans

Jun 18, 2012, 08:25 IST | IANS

Karun Chandhok created history by becoming the first Indian to finish the historic Le Mans 24-hour race as his JRM Team crossed the line in sixth position here yesterday

Chandhok, along with teammates David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck, delivered faultless performances to finish the race on the team’s debut at the world’s largest motorsports event, with over 400,000 fans in attendance through the week.

Karun Chandhok 

Brabham, the 2009 Le Mans winner, took the start in the team’s Honda HPD ARX-03a LMP1 car and immediately gained a place from the starting slot of 11th. The Australian set a consistent pace to hold 10th position overall before handing over to Chandhok just after 5 pm.

“Driving for nine of the last 36 hours and sleeping for four makes for a pretty tiring ratio! I ended up doing the graveyard shift from 2-5 am, which was very special and exhausting in equal measure,” Chandhok said.

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