Krohn Racing just missed out on a podium finish in the GTE-Am category at Silverstone last weekend. Team owner and driver Tracy Krohn had been hoping to celebrate his birthday in style, but ultimately the team came up short.
Nevertheless it was still a positive race for the American team who started and finished the six hour race in fourth position.
“In my first stint the car started out very good, very stable. The tires were great and the car felt really good. Going into Turn #3 I got hit by one of the prototypes who spun in front of me. I was very fortunate not to take more damage than I had. There was no place for me to go. In my second stint we decided to go out on used tires to try to double stint the tires, which was probably a good decision. Unfortunately, I got hit early in the stint,” Krohn said.
“Again, it was not anything I could control. I got driven wide again, maintained a lot of pick-up on the tires and had a lot of oversteer in the car and was just really trying to hang on. I didn’t really have much traction at all and even with traction control it didn’t make much difference.”
“We’re halfway through the season and life is pretty good. I’ve had worse birthday presents than finishing fourth at Silverstone.”
“The Krohn guys did an unbelievable job again preparing the car. It was reliable and mechanically very sound. I think we ran pretty competitively out there the last hour or so. I feel very confident that we had a good car; good tires and we can be competitive. We just need to have a little bit of luck. We head to Sao Paulo next and hopefully we can have a win down there because we are still waiting for that first win in 2012. It’s coming very soon,” team mate Nic Jonsson said.
“I’ll describe the race in three words – car was quick! Like always, we had many contacts with prototypes. Tracy spun two times because of that but even though they penalize the other cars, they don’t give us back our race so this is the result. We are all really disappointed because when the car is quick and we are performing well, we should be able to achieve the result, but these are races. We are still second in the championship,” Michele Rugolo added.
“We are in the exact middle of the season because Le Mans is double points so it’s becoming really difficult.”