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Chandhok to race in FIA GT Series

10:13 PM Jun 01, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

New Delhi: Indian racer Karun Chandhok will now ply his trade in FIA GT Series as he sealed a last-minute deal with Seyffarth Racing. Jan Seyffarth who has been competing in the German GT series for his family-run team will join the former Formula One driver in the car. Chandhok will join Ricardo Zonta as the only two former F1 driver’s on the grid, alongside nine-time rally champion Sebastien Loeb.

“I am very happy to have secured a last minute deal to drive in the FIA GT Series. I tested the car last week and it seems fun to drive but we will never know our true pace till the first race.

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“I would like to thank Stephane Ratel (Series Promoter) and Rüdiger Seyffarth (Team Principal) for making this happen on such short notice,” Chandhok said. Chandhok also said that he is close to securing a drive for the prestigious Le Mans 24hrs, where he finished in a brilliant 6th position last year.

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Chandhok raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) last year with JRM and was poised to continue with the team but they had to pull out due to financial reasons.  “I really enjoyed last year with JRM in WEC and finishing 6th at Le Mans was easily one of the highlights of my racing career, along with racing at Monaco and winning the GP2 race in Spa. I am close to signing with an LMP2 team for the Le Mans 24hrs and can’t wait to go race again over there.  “However for now my focus will be on the FIA GT Series. I would like to personally thank JK Tyre and Tag Heuer, who continue to strongly support me,” Chandhok said.

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