Dublin-based Murphy Prototypes has announced that Karun Chandhok will return to the team for the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring on July 17. He joins Seán Doyle and debut driver Guglielmo Belotti for the third round of the 2016 European Le Mans Series.
Having last driven for Murphy Prototypes at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chandhok is excited at the opportunity to get back behind the wheel of the distinctive Nissan-powered ORECA 03R.
“It’s great to be back ‘super-subbing for Murphy Prototypes this weekend,” said F1 presenter Chandhok. “I haven’t had the chance to compete in sportscars since Le Mans last year, so when Greg called to ask if I could fill in for him, I was happy to take the opportunity to race with the team again. It’s always great fun working with the guys from Murphy Prototypes.”
Bergamo-based Belotti joins the team for the first time at the Red Bull Ring. Belotti has significant experience in prototypes. He joins Karun Chandhok and Seán Doyle who drives for Murphy Prototypes for the third time this year.
Team Principal Greg Murphy is delighted at the driving talent he has assembled for the Red Bull Ring.
“I’m very pleased to have Karun back with us for this event,” said Murphy. “We know him well and he just slots back into the team and always does a great job for us. We’re fortunate to be able to attract such high profile drivers. It’s something we’re very proud of.”
“We are also pleased to welcome Guglielmo for the first time and to have the opportunity to include Seán in our line-up again as part of our ongoing young-driver development programme.”
Qualifying for The 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring starts at 12:50 on July 16 and the race begins at 14:00 on July 17.