Chatterjee sets sights on 2019 ELMS move

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Chatterjee sets sights on 2019 ELMS move
Rachit Thukral
By: Rachit Thukral
Dec 18, 2018, 5:10 AM

Nayan Chatterjee is putting together a budget to race in the LMP3 class of European Le Mans Series in 2019.

Chatterjee finished runner-up to Karthik Tharani in this year’s JK Tyre National Racing Championship, losing out only after a rival crashed into him in the season finale.

He is now eyeing a move to sportscar racing in Europe and has already raised enough money to help him see through half the season in ELMS' LMP3 class.

His chances of racing in the series could be boosted by an additional 25,000 euros in sponsorship from JK Tyre.

That fund is currently earmarked for Tharani as a reward for winning the JK Tyre championship, but would be transferred in Chatterjee’s hands if Tharani is unable to find the remainder of the budget.

“I’m just waiting for Karthik. If he can find the funds, he can take this ahead. If he can’t find the funds, I’ll take this ahead," Chatterjee told Motorsport.com India.

“We have the money to survive only half a season. So we will have to find sponsors. I’m already looking to add a few by end of this year or start of next year.”

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Chatterjee has ample international experience under his belt, having raced in the Asian Karting Championship and the Formula 4 South East Asia series in the past.

Should the deal to race in ELMS come through, he will drive for EuroInternational, the same squad which is responsible for tuning Euro JK cars in the JK Tyre championship.

Nayan Chatterjee

Nayan Chatterjee

Photo by: M Saad

 

 

 

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