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Krohn happy with ‘unbelievable’ Sebring

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Krohn Racing drivers Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Andrea Bertolini say they are happy with the teams fourth place finish at the Sebring 12 Hours.

The team, based in Houston, started the race in eleventh place before moving up the field, with Bertolini leading eight laps in GT Le Mans before the ten hour mark. But the Italian didn’t do all the work himself, with Krohn and Jonsson, who celebrated their 100th race together at Sebring, both passing a fair amount of cars.

“The team did a really unbelievable job, especially in terms of strategy and pit stops,” said Bertolini. “At the end, the car had good balance, and I think it was on the top for us having a 2012 car. It was really good, and I’m really happy for Tracy and Nic.

“I tried to do my best, and in the last bit, they asked me to remain in the car. We put new tires on the left side and we achieved a good result. I am so happy, but also disappointed that we were so close. It was a dream for me to finish on the podium with Tracy and Nic, and everyone did their best. It was a really special weekend.”

Team owner Krohn also commented on the race, saying: “We put ourselves in a position to be on the podium but we didn’t quite get there. Andrea and Nic did a fabulous job, these guys are pros. It’s fun to watch them, and they drove just flawless. Everything went very well, the car was really good.

“We didn’t have any issues with it and that’s hard to do at Sebring. This is a tough place to race and a tough place to get on the podium no matter what class you’re in. It all worked out okay. We started 11th, finished fourth, and almost made the podium, so today was a good day.”

The next race for Krohn and the GTLM class is at Long Beach on April 12.

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