Chandhok finishes tenth in LMP2 class at Le Mans 2017

  • Published On: 21 June 2017
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He rose from 21st on the grid to finish 10th in the LMP2 class.

Indian racer Karun Chandhok, marked his return to Le Mans after a year of absence with a tenth-place finish. He raced for the Tockwith Ligier team, along with teammates Nigel Moore and Phil Hanson. The team started the race from 21st place, and the #34 Tockwith car steadily overtook the pack. Chandhok started his work in the race with a quintuple stint in the Ligier Gibson JS P217, and drove multiple long stints. He even set the fastest lap time for the team - 3m 33.875s in his first stint.

“I'm very pleased to finish 10th this year. Going with a rookie team and a rookie teammate, this was always going to be a hard Le Mans. Throw in the fact that we didn't have the most competitive chassis, and in the end to go from 21st on the grid to 10th in the race is a very good result,” said Chandhok. “I started the race with a mammoth quintuple stint during the hottest part of the day. This was my first year at Le Mans with a closed-roof car and we don't run air-conditioning, so it's boiling hot in the cockpit – over 40 degrees centigrade.”The #2 Porsche took victory at the incident-filled race in the LMP1 category, with #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca winning the LMP2 class.

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