Indian racing driver Karun Chandhok confirmed his return to the historic Le Mans 24 hours with LMP2 Team Murphy Prototypes. Last year Chandhok became the first Indian to compete in the Le Mans 24 hours and will join Brendon Hartley and Mark Patterson to race for the Irish team at the marquee event in June this year. Both Chandhok and Hartley have previously worked together as they were test drivers at the Red Bull Racing F1 Team. Chandhok, who is supported by JK Tyre and Tag Heuer, will continue to drive in the FIA GT Series as well for the 2013 season.
Chandhok could not hide his delight at being back at the Le Mans 24 hours and commented, “I am really excited to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours as racing there last year was one of the highlights of my career. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had a great race to finish second in the privateers class and sixth overall. I'm really glad to be back in a prototype for the biggest endurance race in the world. While I've enjoyed my first steps into GT World, racing high downforce cars are what I know and love."