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Chandhok's team JRM Racing grab season's best result

October 14, 2012 18:51 IST

Karun Chandhok's team JRM Racing achieved its best result of the season by finishing second in the privateers' class and fifth overall the Six Hours of Fuji on Sunday.

The HPD ARX-03a, driven by Karun, David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck had qualified third in the privateers' class for the penultimate race of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Peter got the six hours underway for the team and had a good start, gaining a place in the first corner. He was in the car for the first two hours and 40 minutes, managing the tyres perfectly and lapping at a very consistent pace. After a double stint, the Scot handed over to David.

The Safety Car had to come out half way through the race so debris on track could be cleared, but David looked after the tyres and when the race got underway again he was able to run at consistent pace, constantly swapping track positions with the 12 Rebellion.

Karun drove the car the last third of the race. Minor contact with the 1 Audi was made during his first stint, and during the last minutes of the race he also had to do an extra pit stop to change the rear end of the car that had been damaged. Nevertheless he managed to stay in fifth position and even set the team's fastest lap of the race, a 1:30.907.

"Great to be on the podium! It was a good race and finishing for the team was a fantastic feeling, particularly as it's our best finish of the season so far," Chandhok said.

"I had a bit of contact with the Audi and there was a bit of bodywork damage but apart from that we were reasonably quick. We do need a little bit more pace to finish ahead of the Rebellion -– we stick with them at some parts of the race and only need a little bit more to get ahead," he added.

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