Sebring (USA): The JRM team comprising India`s Karun Chandhok and British drivers David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck, qualified fifth for the 12-hour FIA World Endurance Championship`s opening round here Saturday.
The Honda Performance Development (HPD ARX 3a) car has shown progress from the first testing session and continued that form into qualifying as well.
A delighted Karun said: "The team is working really well as a unit and I am glad I have been able to settle into the incredible world of Sportscars this quickly. It feels great to also be competing at the front end of such an elite field and be able to put in some consistently good times for the team."
Team Principal, James Rumsey said: "JRM Racing is going into the first season of the Championship with a great team, a great car and three great drivers. All of them bring a wealth of experience in different ways which means they have a good mix of skills and knowledge between them.”
"We are delighted that Karun has joined us this year. He has settled into the team well and already proved he is quick - even though driving sportscars is a completely new experience for him."
After winning the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship with Nissan, the British-based JRM Racing will partner with Honda Performance Developments to enter the brand new Endurance Championship in the LMP1 class.
JRM Racing will enter a single LMP1 Honda Performance Development ARX-03a powered by a specially designed and tested 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine. The ARX-03a is currently hailed as the most competitive petrol Le Mans Prototype around.