Karun returns to Murphy Prototypes

Karun helped the team score an impressive fifth in the LMP2 class at Le Mans last year. "It’s great to be back ‘super-subbing’ for Murphy Prototypes. I haven’t had the chance to compete in sports-cars since Le Mans last year," said Karun, who is supported by JK Tyre, AVT Premium, Sidvin and Tag Heuer.

“I was at the Red Bull Ring just two weeks ago for the F-1 weekend, so it’s going to be great to actually go back to drive there."   -  Shivraj Gohil

Indian racing driver Karun Chandhok will return to drive for Team Murphy Prototypes for the European Le Mans (ELMS) race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria this weekend.

Karun helped the team score an impressive fifth in the LMP2 class at Le Mans last year. “It’s great to be back ‘super-subbing’ for Murphy Prototypes. I haven’t had the chance to compete in sports-cars since Le Mans last year,” said Karun, who is supported by JK Tyre, AVT Premium, Sidvin and Tag Heuer.

“I was at the Red Bull Ring just two weeks ago for the F-1 weekend, so it’s going to be great to actually go back to drive there. I had a run around the track when I was there and, having never competed at the circuit before, I’m really looking forward to it. With so many strong teams and new cars in the ELMS this year it’s a really competitive place to be, but this is endurance racing and anything can happen,” he added.

Karun will join Guglielmo Belotti and Seán Doyle. The trio will compete in the team’s familiar 48 Nissan-engined Oreca 03R LMP2 car, fully rebuilt after having successfully completed the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third time last month.