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Krohn Racing Finishes Seventh at the 24 Hours of Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla., January 26, 2014….After 24 grueling hours, Krohn Racing finished the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona race in the seventh position in the GT Le Mans class, besting their starting position by two places despite a few challenges. The Houston-based team started Saturday’s twice-around-the-clock enduro from the ninth position against a contingent of factory-backed teams.

 

Long-time Krohn Racing driver Nic Jönsson started the race, and handed over the No. 57 Ferrari F458 to team owner and driver Tracy W. Krohn. Fellow drivers Andrea Bertolini and Peter Dumbreck drove double initial stints, with a red flag stopping all cars on track for almost an hour during Bertolini’s stint.

 

After a few minor issues and a penalty for passing under caution, the green and blue Ferrari was taken to the garage in the early morning hours after contact was made with a GTD car during one of Bertolini’s many stints. The Krohn Racing team made repairs in fewer than 20 minutes, but returned to the track18 laps down from the class leader.

 

Once the sun rose over Daytona International Speedway, electrical issues brought the Krohn Ferrari back to the garage, where the crew made repairs and got back on track. Tracy Krohn piloted the Prancing Horse to the checkered flag in their first run in a Ferrari GT car in ten years of competition at the 3.86-mile Daytona superspeedway circuit.

 

TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“I had a great time this weekend, though we had quite a number of issues. I lost power going into the bus stop, which was pretty unbelievable. I lost power a second time, but I was able to get the car started in the bus stop and went on through. Something in the electrical system went wrong and we also had some radio issues. Other than that, the car handled quite well. We adjusted throughout the race and the car got better and better, and the guys work so hard. They just had a really hard weekend. The Risi guys chipped in and helped with everything they could. We’re glad to have finished, although I’d prefer to be at the top of the podium.”

 

NIC JONSSON, Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“We had a lot of issues throughout the night, with electrical fires, the air jack getting stuck and other small issues that made it very difficult to have a good result here. However, the guys worked really hard and they didn’t give up. They got the car back out there every time we had an issue. It’s always a good thing to finish a race, but I think we’re going to have to put this behind us and go to Sebring with a new outlook. It was an okay weekend, but we hope for a better race at Sebring.”

 

ANDREA BERTOLINI, Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“It was a really strong experience. I felt immediately at home, like coming into a family. All the guys did a really amazing job during the weekend, especially during the race. We had some problems and the team was really great. I am proud to be part of this family. Everyone helps to solve the problems. At the end, it’s good, because we finished seventh. We had electrical problems, as did many other cars. We changed the setup during the race and dropped the rear wing, which made us much faster. We learned something for next time, and we look forward to improving our performance.”


PETER DUMBRECK, Driver No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:
“It’s a great experience here. It is a fantastic track and a great race, where four classes all ran within a couple of seconds of each other at the end of 24 hours. It was an interesting race for us with a few issues, but it was a fantastic event and I am happy with our result.”

 

HAYDEN BURVILL, Krohn Racing Engineer
“We had a lot of escalating electrical problems during the night and at one point the whole car shut down and only some of the systems recovered. One of the casualties was the transponder, which is imperative to the timing and scoring. We got our issues fixed and ran the rest of the race smoothly. Tracy took the checkered flag, and it’s been an effort we’re proud of this weekend.”

 

JEFF GLOVER, Krohn Racing Team Manager

“We had a few obstacles. A few mechanical and electrical challenges, which brought us back to  the garage. All things considered, it’s good to have finished such an important endurance event with a newly relocated team and fresh faces, so we’re happy to be there at the end.”

 

Krohn Racing will compete next at Sebring International Raceway for Round Two of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will begin at 10:30 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 15.

 

Krohn Racing 18-Hour Race Report Rolex 24 At Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla., January 26, 2014….With just six hours remaining in the marathon Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, Krohn Racing has dealt with minor issues but kept their No. 57 Ferrari F458 out of major trouble. With 67 cars in the starting field for this event, traffic promised to be the biggest challenge for teams, especially Krohn Racing in the smaller field of GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars.

 

The team’s goal was to keep the car clean throughout the entire endurance event and aside from the impact with a GT Daytona car in the eleventh hour of the race that cost the team 20 minutes in the garage, Krohn Racing has managed to steer clear of the major on-track incidents.

 

TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:
“We lost power into the bus stop about two laps into the race and that was a little frightening. They towed me back in and they cranked it up using a recovery mode. Then when I started up I didn’t have anything on the dashboard and I didn’t have power steering, so I drove around a couple laps like that under yellow. We brought it back in and tore the dashboard apart. The electrical guys with Michelotto got it fixed. We went back out on the track and the car was quite good after that. It was just an unfortunate incident with the No. 72 Ferrari GTD. It wasn’t intentional but none the less I got back into him, tapped him and I spun around so I got a penalty for that.”

Krohn Racing 12-Hour Race Report Rolex 24 At Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla., January 26, 2014….After 12 hours, the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 is in 10th position in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, with half of the iconic endurance event still to go.

 

After serving a penalty for passing under yellow, Swede Nic Jönsson drove for a double stint and was only five laps down from the class leader. In a race that has thus far been riddled with full-course cautions and even a red flag incident, Krohn Racing had hoped to stay out of trouble. However, during Andrea Bertolini’s second stint in the Ferrari, he had contact with a GT Daytona car. The issue forced the Ferrari to the garage for minor repairs, but once back to the track, Krohn Racing was down 18 laps from the leader.


PETER DUMBRECK, Driver No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“It’s very busy out there, a lot of traffic. There’s a real mixture of driving abilities and all of a sudden, you’ll pass eight cars and they’re all fighting for the lead and you have to get by them. Our straight-line speed is maybe one of the slowest on the track, so it’s very hard work to pass the traffic cleanly. They might be two seconds a lap slower than us but you just can’t get by until they make a mistake. It’s really difficult out there, but we’re still running. The car is okay and there doesn’t seem to be any big issues, so we’ll just keep going as it is.”

 

HAYDEN BURVILL, Krohn Racing Engineer

“Andrea had contact with a GTD Ferrari. It broke a left front upper suspension component that meant he had to come to the pits and then to the garage. We’re fixing that and going to take the opportunity to change the brakes, which we were scheduled to do in the next hour or so anyways. We will service the car properly. We’re very happy with the car otherwise; it’s the fastest it’s ever been, and Andrea is very disappointed he couldn’t finish with his run. He was enjoying it and going really fast. The damage is modest compared to what could’ve happened and this is the kind of thing that we’re prepared for.”

 

ANDREA BERTOLINI, Driver No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“It’s a shame because the car was good, the tires were consistent, and we were moving very well. We changed a bit of the car; we took off some rear wing so we could be faster in a straight line. I was completely next to another Ferrari and he pushed me off.”

 

Krohn Racing 6-Hour Race Report Rolex 24 At Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla., January 25, 2014….Krohn Racing started the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona from the ninth position in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, after Scotsman Peter Dumbreck qualified the team’s Ferrari F458 during Thursday’s qualifying session. Long-time Krohn Racing driver and Rolex 24 veteran Nic Jönsson was the starting driver for the legendary 24-hour race.

 

Just four laps into the race, Jönsson pitted for an unscheduled pit stop after the car’s rear tire suffered a puncture and the team lost a lap to the class leader.

 

After a full-course caution almost immediately following the first Krohn pit stop, the remainder of Jönsson’s first stint went smoothly. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn took over piloting the Prancing Horse on Lap 37 and drove a single stint. After one hour and six minutes in the car, Krohn surrendered driving duties to Ferrari factory driver and Krohn Racing newcomer, Andrea Bertolini. Thirty minutes into Bertolini’s double stint, the race was red-flagged due to an on-track incident. The field sat on track under the red flag for nearly an hour before going green again, and Bertolini pitted and handed over the car to Dumbreck for a double stint.

 

TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“The car was pretty good. The problem was just that my right foot kept getting caught on the steering column. We changed the ergonomics of the car, and my foot kept falling asleep. We’re getting that issue sorted and should be in good shape once that’s taken care of.”

 

NIC JONSSON, Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“We obviously got a slow puncture in the rear tire at the beginning of my stint and had to come into the pits to put new tires on and we lost a lap. Then the full course yellow came out and for some reason we never got the wave by. I think the overall leader must not have pitted, so we didn’t get to take advantage of that. Otherwise, the car runs well, everything works mechanically fine on the car, it’s just that we’re slow in a straight line, so we’re a sitting duck basically. We just have to stay out of trouble and keep our concentration and keep plugging away.”

 

ANDREA BERTOLINI, Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“The car was good and felt quite balanced. In the infield we are quick, but the problem is on the straights. We have a lot of drag. We try to do our best but we lose a lot on the straights. We’re going to try something different, and we will see how it shapes up.”

Krohn Racing Post-Qualifying Report Rolex 24 At Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla., January 23, 2014….Krohn Racing will start the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona from the ninth position in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class after a solid qualifying run by Scotsman Peter Dumbreck.

 

The Krohn Racing team accomplished their goals during the inaugural qualifying session for the new IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.  Dumbreck, who has never raced at Daytona before, got more comfortable in the No. 57 Ferrari F458. Prior to qualifying, Dumbreck had only completed three laps at the famous Daytona International Speedway, clocking faster times with every single lap. The endurance racing veteran also turned the quickest lap of 2014 for Krohn Racing with a time of 1:46.863 at an average speed of 119.929 mph. With virtually no traffic on course for the GTLM-only qualifying session, the team was able to gather data that will be valuable during this weekend’s endurance classic, to get a solid race setup.

 

 

TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“The qualifying goal was to get more laps in the car for Peter, as he’d only gotten three prior to that. It’s a little unfair to expect a really stellar drive from him, but he did a really good job. He’s quicker with every lap he goes out, and we set it up so that we will have a couple changes to the car still. Tomorrow we will do back-to-back testing, so I’m really encouraged. The car felt pretty good when I got in today, and although I was bedding brakes, it was obvious that the car was better than it had been last time we were here, especially in the way it handled in the corners. The car felt better and the times were better, so it must really be better.”


PETER DUMBRECK, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

“Essentially, when I started that qualifying, it was only my fourth lap of the track, so I wasn’t going to be completely up to speed. It’s really just me still learning the track. We really just ran out of time at the end, because each lap I was faster and faster. I feel more confident in the car now, and that was the most important thing. We weren’t as worried about the qualifying pace as getting me dialed into the car and ready for the race. There was no traffic, so I was able to concentrate on what’s ahead and really focus. All in all, I think that’s the first step on getting me up to speed on this circuit. We’re not a million miles away from everyone else, so it’s quite good.”

 

 

HAYDEN BURVILL, Krohn Racing Engineer
“I think qualifying went as we planned. The way the track time is split up for the weekend, the fact that Peter hadn’t been here before meant that it was going to be difficult to get him a very good opportunity to learn the track and learn the car. By letting him qualify, there were only eight other cars on the track, so he got a solid 15 minutes to do whatever he wanted. For us, that was one of our objectives, to get him the seat time, so we were able to use qualifying for that. He was also able to turn the fastest lap that we’ve done in 2014 in this car, so it turned out to be a very good decision and worked exactly according to plan.”

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