Krohn Racing remain upbeat following a challenging qualifying session at Silverstone today for the FIA World Endurance Championship which saw them finish the session seventh in class.
Team owner Tracy Krohn took on driving duties along with Maurizio Mediani for qualifying completing the two flying laps each required to set an average time, unfortunately for the pair they would finish over a second off the pace of the sixth placed IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
“I don’t think we’re that far off” admitted Krohn. “We have three different drivers and variable weather conditions, which makes it harder to get the set-up right. I went much quicker than I did yesterday in qualifying, so quick that when I came into turn 3 I got there quicker than I thought I would, hit the brakes and it was too late. That won’t happen again though.
“I’m cautiously optimistic about tomorrow and think it will be an interesting day…rain, shine or both. With the variable weather we’ve had this week it’s an advantage for everybody. If you didn’t learn anything, then it was your own fault.”
A downbeat Mediani admitted he had hoped to do better in qualifying. “I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t get a good qualifying lap. I’m going to work with the Engineer now” he said.
“During the week and with all the weather, I did no driving at all in the dry conditions and the qualifying was in the dry. Qualifying is not important for an endurance race. It is only for my mind because I wanted to go faster. It’s a problem in my mind that I want to solve by the end of the day.
“I will sleep tonight and I will think that tomorrow at the end of the day we can be fast enough to have a good result and be on the podium.”
Team Manager David Brown believes the team have it in them to turn things around for the race tomorrow. “We are disappointed to be so far down the grid. We don’t think it’s a true reflection of our pace. We will make some adjustments to the setup for the race tomorrow. We expect to be competitive throughout the race and achieve a good result.”