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Karun hopes to race in WEC this year

Karun Chandhok. Photo: S. Subramanium   | Photo Credit: S_Subramanium

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The former Formula One driver was keen to stay on the WEC in order to take part in the famous 24 Hours Le Mans race.

Prominent racing driver Karun Chandhok said he would like to race in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year.

Chandhok, who competed in JRM Racing in WEC in 2012 and FIA GT Series with Seyffarth Motorsport in the following year, hopes to continue his stint in sports car racing.

The former Formula One driver was keen to stay on the WEC in order to take part in the famous 24 Hours Le Mans race. “I would like to go back to the Le Mans. I am testing for a couple of companies in Europe. Will see how things work out,” said Chandhok at the launch of Nissan’s PlayStation GT Academy here on Tuesday.The 30-year-old said he would also like to take part in the first ever Formula E competition this year. “Let’s see. I am in touch with two-three teams,” he said

Meanwhile, Chandhok said the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy, which would select six racing enthusiasts to represent the country as real race drivers at the International Race Camp in UK, might change the scenario in motor sports.



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