Karthikeyan eyes Le Mans start

Mon, 5 February 2007, 05:02

Narain Karthikeyan wants to follow 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve into the 24 hour Le Mans race this year.

Dumped by BMW-Sauber, Villeneuve last week at Paul Ricard tested the prototype Peugeot 908 that he will drive in the famous race this year.

Indian Karthikeyan, 30, is one of Williams’ official test drivers but he has already started to fill his spare time with a race seat in the ‘A1GP’ series.

He told Reuters last Friday: “There is a possibility I might do the 24 hours of Le Mans.

“When you start doing well in this category, which has good drivers, people still see you as a potential (F1 race driver) candidate.”

Karthikeyan, backed by the Williams sponsor and Indian business conglomerate Tata, raced 19 times for Jordan in 2005, including a fourth place in the six-car United States grand prix.


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