Disappointing WEC Opener For Krohn Racing


Krohn's familiar green and blue Ferrari (Photo Credit: Alexandre Guillaumot/DPPI)

Krohn Racing had an average start to their 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) campaign, only managing to come away from Silverstone with a sixth place finish.

The #57 Ferrari 458 started the six hour race from seventh on the grid, and team owner Tracy Krohn sharing the first four hours with Maurizio Mediani, before Nic Jonsson brought the car home in the final two hours of the race.

Contact between Krohn and another Ferrari caused left-front damage shortly before the four-hour mark, resulting in longer pit stops and the disappointing sixth placed finish.

“Clearly finishing sixth wasn’t where we were expecting to be.” said team owner and driver Krohn “It’s a very disappointing race for us. The good thing is that we finished and we did get some points. We finished eighth last year and finished sixth this year. In two more years we’re going to win the thing if you believe in the math.”

“It’s a little disappointing to have a sixth place finish here at Silverstone today.” added Jonsson. “We should have had a top four car. I think we ran fourth much of the day but unfortunately we had to stop much longer the last two pit stops to repair the front bumper that got damaged with a couple of hours to go in the race. That took us a couple of extra minutes in the pits and the loss of a position.”