Krohn Racing head into Sao Paulo hoping its post-Le Mans hiatus will have given them enough time to take a podium result as the FIA World Endurance Championships starts up again.
The team spent time after a challenging Le Mans rebuilding the Ferrari F458 and testing at Vallelunga in Italy. Team owner Tracy Krohn will once again pilot the car alongside Nic Jonsson, who both have experience at Interlagos, but only for testing for last year’s 6 Hours of Sao Paulo. Third driver Maurizio Mediani has only raced once at the Brazilian track, driving a Ferrari 360GT in the Brazilian Championship.
“We did buy a new chassis, but were able to salvage some parts,” said Krohn. “We were able to do some testing at Vallelunga and we left feeling as though we had improved the car, but you do not really know until you go racing.”
“With a very tough start to the season we have fallen behind in the points but the Krohn Racing Team has a great attitude and has kept working hard to make sure we turn that luck around,” added Jonsson. “We are not doing anything different; just keep doing the same thing we have done for years are going to take us back in the hunt!”
After a lengthy break following the Le Mans 24 Hours, the WEC now takes on five races in three months and on three different continents, providing an extra challenge for both teams and drivers.
“We have done this before as many of our competitors have” concluded Krohn. “I travel a lot even when I am not doing anything with the team, so the real key for travel is maintaining an eating/ sleeping ritual that makes sense so that we can adjust for the jet lag as soon as possible.”