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Chandhok's JRM Racing finish 7th at Silverstone race

August 27, 2012 15:24 IST

The JRM Racing crew of Karun Chandhok, David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck finished the '6 Hours of Silverstone' race in seventh position, fourth in the privateer class, in the FIA World Endurance Championship, at Silverstone.

Just months after entering the championship in the ultra-tight LMP1 class, JRM showed solid improvement, racing competitively with the privateers.

Karun ChandhokThe race was however not without incident as Peter Dumbreck –- who started the race –- was pitched into a spin at only the first corner.

The Scot rejoined the race but had a fight on his hands to regain track position amongst the LMP2 cars from 20th position.

When he handed the car over to Karun 1.5 hours into the race, Peter was already back up to seventh.

Karun then started the first of his four stints in the car. Over the three hours he moved steadily up the order, first picking off the Strakka Racing of Nick Leventis by a rate of 5 secs a lap. He then set out taking the Rebellion and got past for fifth by the midpoint of the race.

A spin through Copse Corner 1.5 hours from the end of the race dropped the team back to seventh, but undeterred, David took over the challenge to finish the race two laps behind the Rebellion.

"We've definitely moved on from the last WEC event we did in Spa. The speed is better compared to the rest of the privateers -– I was able to match the pace of the Strakka and Rebellion for most of my stints," Chandhok said.

"Then at the end unfortunately I was going into Copse and had to go on the marbles to get past a GT car and lost grip and spun. It's looking a lot more positive for Brazil and with a three-week gap between here and Interlagos we can really look at everything and work out how to get everything coming together," the Indian racer said.

Photograph: Paul Gilham / Getty Images

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