JRM Racing has achieved its best result of the season at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan.
The Rye-based team finished second in the privateers’ class and fifth overall.
The car driven by David Brabham, Peter Dumbreck and Karun Chandhok had qualified in P3 in the privateers’ class for the penultimate race of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Dumbreck got the six hours underway for the team and had a good start, gaining a place in the first corner. He was in the car for the first two hours and 40 minutes, managing the tyres perfectly and lapping at a very consistent pace. After a double stint, the Scot handed over to Brabham.
The Safety Car had to come out half way through the race so debris on track could be cleared, but Brabham looked after the tyres and when the race got underway again he was able to run at consistent pace, constantly swapping track positions with the number 12 Rebellion.
Chandhok drove during the last third of the race. Minor contact with the Audi was made during his first stint, and during the last minutes of the race he also had to do an extra pit stop to change the rear end of the car that had been damaged. Nevertheless he managed to stay in fifth position and even set the team’s fastest lap of the race, a 1:30.907.
After achieving the best result of the season so far, the team looks forward to the eighth and final race of the year that will take place in China in two weeks’ time.