Indian racing driver Karun Chandhok recovered after an awful qualifying session to finish 4th in Round 3 of the FIA GT Series race in Zandvoort with his team Seyffarth Racing.
Earlier, Karun along with team-mate Jan Seyffarth qualified in the 16th position. They finished 8th in the qualifying race before finishing 4th in the main race on 7th July 2013.
The weekend started off well for Karun as he finished 8th and 11th in the free practice sessions. Qualifying though was a total struggle for Seyffarth Racing as they encountered problems with the grip on the car, the team finishing in a lowly 16th position. The race pace seemed to be a lot better for the team as they moved up the order in the qualification race to finish in a creditable 8th position.
Chandhok started in 8th position for the main race and had a great start quickly moving up to 6th place at the end of the first lap. His team-mate Jan Seyffarth took over for the second half of the race and held off Alvaro Parente off Loeb Racing to finish in 4th place.
“Today we started in 8th position and I had a great start and moved up into 6th place. After that it was tough as the cars ahead of us were much faster. Jan (Seyffarth) also drove well and did a great job holding off (Alvaro) Parente in the last part of the race. After the Le Mans recovery it was good to have my best finish in the FIA GT Series,” Karun said after the race.
There are three more rounds of the FIA GT Series to go:
18th August: Slovakia Ring, Slovakia
29th September: Navarra, Spain
20th October: Baku, Azerbaijan
Here’s hoping that Karun and Seyffarth racing do well. Follow Car Blog India for more India specific racing news.