Impressive Rebuild Allows Krohn Racing To Qualify For Le Mans

Krohn Racing completed an extensive chassis rebuild in order to get their #57 Ferrari GTE-Am car in to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The team had to lease a replacement Ferrari 458 of the same specification from Italy after the Krohn chassis was deemed too damaged for repair. The replacement car was stripped and rebuilt to ACO GTE-Am specification in just nine hours.

Krohn’s Le Mans rookie, Maurizio Mediani, had to complete his compulsory five night-time laps before starting the race on Saturday, which he achieved in the final 30 minutes of the final qualifying session.

“The team did a fantastic job on getting the car together,” said Team Owner and driver, Tracy Krohn, who was driving at the time of the incident in Wednesday’s Free Practice. “We were very fortunate that everything came together at the very last minute. We were just getting ready to send the car out when we got a red flag in the session. That was unfortunate. Now we just need to wait to get approval from the Stewards to enter the race.”

“We still have some work to do tomorrow to finish its preparation for the 24 Hours race,” added Team Manager and Race Engineer, David Brown. “We’re confident that having built the car that it will be a robust vehicle for the length of the race. We are now awaiting advice from the Stewards in regarding to the race on Saturday.”