JRM aims for Shanghai Surprise

Car number 22 of JRM Racing will be hoping to finish the WEC season on a high
Car number 22 of JRM Racing will be hoping to finish the WEC season on a high

JRM Racing heads to the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship finale at the Shanghai International Circuit this weekend hoping to consolidate the strong form demonstrated in the previous round.

The Rye-based team, which competes in the LMP1 Privateer class of the WEC with a Honda HPD ARX-03a, delivered a scintillating performance at the Six Hours of Fuji two weeks ago, securing its first-ever podium position and third overall in the privateers’ championship.

The last event on the eight-round WEC will take place at the 5.451km Shanghai International Circuit used by the FIA Formula One World Championship for the annual Chinese Grand Prix.

The driving trio of David Brabham, Karun Chandhok and Peter Dumbreck will be looking for a repeat performance of the podium at the very least, and challenging for a surprise result should conditions allow.

Chandhok raced at the Shanghai track in 2010 in F1 and hopes his experience will benefit the team. He said: “Fuji was a positive result for everyone and it’ll be good to go one better in Shanghai this weekend. It will be reasonably cool at this time of the year which may not be ideal for us as we seem to be better relative to the Rebellion cars in the hotter conditions, but let’s see.

“The long straights will mean that overtaking shouldn’t be too bad with slower cars at least which is sometimes where we have been losing out. I really hope that we can finish the season on a high.”

See tomorrow’s Rye Observer for the full article.