And Chandhok has now spoken about the incident, insisting that despite the initial scare following a 'bang', he was well looked after by those involved.
Chandhok: I heard a bang
“The 250 GTO is one of my absolute dream cars,” Chandhok told Goodwood.com.
“I was pinching myself. The owner was lovely and so happy for me to go out and enjoy it. The race was fun but I wasn’t really going to be catching the front runners.
“So part-way around, I was just thinking to myself, ‘How cool is this? I’m in a GTO at Goodwood!’. Then coming out of Lavant onto the straight – I was in second and cruising – I heard a bang and the back wheels locked up.
“As I turned I saw flames, so I got right off the track safely, to minimise oil going down and get out of the way.”
“Obviously I was shaken but the marshals, the owner, were all great,” he added. “The owner's absolute first priority was that I was okay. He was extremely understanding.
“The owners deserve so much credit. They send these cars that were designed 60 years ago out racing, that are worth so much, understanding that things can go wrong and that these things happen.
"He told me, he wants to get the car fixed and get it back on track at Goodwood soon.”
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