Krohn Racing is optimistic of enjoying success at the Silverstone six hour race this weekend.
Team owner and driver Tracy Krohn is hoping to have more than one reason to celebrate as the World Endurance Championship returns to action at the home of British motorsport. Krohn, who celebrates his fifty-eighth birthday on Sunday, is hoping for a victory in the GT-Am class.
He will share the driving duties in the Ferrari 458 with Nic Jonsson and Italian Michele Rugolo.
Krohn Racing currently sits second in the GT-Am standings in the WEC, only thirty points behind Labre Competition, and finished on the podium at Le Mans. To add to the enthusiasm, the team will have numerous guests cheering them on this weekend.
Tracy Krohn is hopeful that the strong result at Le Mans will be repeated at Silverstone.
“You always feel better when you’ve come off a particularly meaningful race with the idea that you can do it, you can accomplish your goals even in spite of the things you have to overcome. The car is really good. Part of the questions was if the car was going to make it 24 hours and it clearly did. Not only did it make it for 24 hours but it didn’t have a scratch on it,” he said.
“Silverstone is obviously a world-class facility, so it’s always nice to come to a track that has everything that you can ask for – great runoff areas, great pit lane garage areas, and professional marshals. Everything is very first-class there and that makes the driver much more confident and comfortable,” team mate Jonsson said.
“The track layout is also very challenging. You have fast sections of the track, sweeping corners, hard braking zones, sharp turns, really fast combinations, so it has a little bit of everything, which I think a race track should have. In my opinion, after having raced in Silverstone many years ago, is it is still one of the best race tracks in the world. I think we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to race there with the WEC and the Krohn Racing team every year. It’s a challenge but it’s a great opportunity for us to come there and showcase what the Krohn Racing team is all about.”
“I think Silverstone is a very nice circuit. It kept the same features that it used to have on the old version. It’s a pretty fast track where the rhythm is high,” Rugolo added.
“The best event of the year is for sure Le Mans, but UK is an important country for motorsport and you can understand it from the fans that you can find in the circuit. It’s very nice to talk to the people in the circuit.”