After just missing out on victory in 2012, Krohn Racing heads to Fuji with its eyes set firmly on going one step further and standing on the top step of the podium.
The 2012 6 Hours of Fuji saw Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Michele Rugolo drive to second in the GTE-Am class. Maurizio Mediani will replace Rugolo for the 2013 race, hoping to get Krohn and Jonsson to the top step of the podium for the first time in their WEC career.
Mediani and Jonsson have extensive experience in Japan, having spent part of their early racing careers living and racing in Japan, while it will be only Krohn’s second visit to the 2.8 mile circuit.
“We had a good race last year,” said Team Owner, Krohn. “We were fast and I had a strong and long stint. We fell a little short in the end but had out best finish of the year with second place. We need to improve that by one step this year.”
“We were fast right out of the box last year,” added Jonsson. “The main reason was most people had not been to the Fuji circuit before as it was the first year for the WEC but I had been there racing for three years. With our engineer, we got the car set up quickly and that helped the whole process. Tracy did a great job and we were en route to a win but had a mishap that put us behind. We worked our way back up to second. This year we are going back with same hopes, and along with Maurizio, who has also lived and raced in Japan for a year and is familiar with track, we are optimistic this will hopefully play into our hands. We have had our fair share of bad luck this year with Krohn Racing so we do want to turn that around this coming weekend.”