Karun Chandhok has a drive!

It's probably not the F1 drive he was hoping for but nevertheless Karun has been signed for 2012 which is a big story!

Karun will race in the inaugural season of the FIA World Endurance Championship for LMP1 team JRM Racing. LMP1 is the top class in the series so he has the potential to win races with his car.

For those who don't know about the championship, take a look a brief preview video here:

Karun said:

"I'm very excited to join JRM Racing for the new World Endurance Championship this year. Of course, I am very happy to be racing again. At the end of 2011, we explored the options to race in F1 and when it didn't look like a possibility, I decided to look outside and the WEC presents the next best option. The cars are capable of speeds of over 360kmh, the calendar is fantastic and the quality of teams and drivers are very high".

The series has eight races over the season including Spa (Belgium), Silverstone (Britain) and Interlagos (Brazil). Furthermore, as part of this series, Karun will be entered into the legendary Le Mans 24 hour race (counting towards the championship as a double points weekend).

We'd all love to see the Indian driver in F1 - he may still confirm a reserve role in F1 in 2012 - but this will be a very exciting adventure indeed for him and just by writing this article i've gotten myself more excited about what the season has in store for Karun! :-)

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