After contesting the opening three rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Dunlop rubber GTE Am outfit Krohn Racing will switch to Michelin tyres for next month's race at Silverstone.
“I am very pleased that we have succeeded in making arrangements with Michelin for Krohn Racing to use Michelin tires on our Ferrari F458 GTE-Am entry for the remaining events in the WEC,” said Tracy Krohn, driver and team owner. “I have raced on Michelins at Le Mans and in the ALMS and their tires and service are exemplary. I believe we will now find more speed at the forthcoming events and hope this will propel our Ferrari to race wins and Championship victory.”
“Changing tire provider in mid-year is unusual. We had enjoyed success in 2011 with Dunlop, whom we must thank for their contribution to those victories and for assisting us on short notice last year,” said Jeff Hazell, the team's Motorsport Manager.
“We felt that we were uncompetitive in track conditions that prevailed for much of the event. We have been continually struggling in cooler race conditions and at Le Mans without all the race tire specifications available to run until the race we were denied the opportunity to tune the car to the race tire during practice. In light of this the team had to review the tire situation and we are fortunate that Michelin have been able to respond to our request.”
In preparation for the fourth round of the WEC at Silverstone (August 25-26) Krohn and co-drivers Nic Jonsson and Michele Rugolo will test their car on Michelin tyres at Snetterton on July 24-25.