Krohn knows key to LM24 success

June 13, 2014

Krohn knows key to LM24 success

June 13, 2014


Tracy Krohn has three podium finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He coincidentally has  three keys to a podium finish here. They are in inverse order; 3. “Keep it on the track, 2. Make really good pit stops, 1. FINISH!”

“You don’t have to be the fastest car to do well,” said the Texas team owner who loves the challenges and the traditions of Le Mans.

“This is my favorite race in the world,” said Krohn, who is in his ninth year at Le Mans and leads one of just five U.S. car entries.

The simple concepts are easy. It is the planning and execution required that make the difference for Krohn Racing whose ability to respond to a late invitation in less than three weeks shows no signs of stress. “Having our own team, led by team manager Gary Holland and being together for a while gives everyone more confidence in the group,” said Krohn.

Krohn is joined aboard the # 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari 458 Italia by co-drivers Nic Jonsson of Sweden and Ben Collins of the UK.

Asked if he had any advice to the 41 rookies in the race, Krohn said: “stay on your line and, if you have any doubts, close the door early.  There are no ties at the corner.”

Audi’s Loic Duval escape from serious injuries in a heavy crash on Wednesday evening brought sincere thanks and praise from Krohn.  “The fact that he came out of it so well is a testament to the engineering and design. I applaud Audi, the ACO and FIA for the efforts they make to promote safety,” said Krohn

Krohn Racing completed the required paces on Wednesday and Thursday, June 11-12, at the Circuit de la Sarthe in preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Ben Collins all completed their required three night laps.

The green-and-blue liveried Ferrari 458 had a combined qualifying position of 16th of 19 GTE-Am cars in the 55-car field while the team continued to work on set-up of the car.

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

“The first session we didn’t quite get the set up right, it was a little too soft. We stiffened it up for the later session and the car was much better, it was like night and day. After coming out of Turn 1, I felt we had different tires on the car. It was much better after we started running a different set up. However, there was a lot going on, I couldn’t get a clean lap with all the yellows and the cars in the wall but clearly the handling was better. It felt good to get out there. We have a race car and we’re here.”

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