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T-Sport confirm Karun Chandhok, Steve Tandy for LMP3 Cup opener

New Delhi [India]: T-Sport have confirmed that Karun Chandhok will team up with Steve Tandy for the opening round of the 2017 Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship.

The former Formula One driver will team up with sports car racer Steve Tandy in a Ligier JS P3 – marking the first time either driver will have raced the most successful LMP3 car in the market.

Karun is best known for racing in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2010 and 2011, but has also competed in a number of prestigious sports car races, including the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Euorpean Le Mans Series.

He has also raced in the Formula E, FIA GT Series and the GP2 Series. Karun is now Williams F1 Heritage driver and Channel 4 F1 commentator.

Steve has raced in the British GT Championship for a number of years and has extensive experience in racing Radical sports cars.

Steve also competes in a lot of historic Group C racing. The opening round of the Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship will be the first time Steve and Karun have driven a Ligier JS P3.

T-Sport are familiar with running Formula One drivers, as Force India driver, Sergio Perez raced for the team in 2007, winning the British F3 Series National Class.

The opening round of the series begins on Saturday with free practice at 10:35. Qualifying begins at 13:10 with race one starting at 15:25. On Sunday, qualifying starts at 12:00, with race two beginning at 15:40. (ANI)

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