Krohn Racing will participate in both the European Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans after their application was accepted by the ACO at a press conference in Paris earlier today.
The Texas-based team will enter a Judd-powered Ligier JS P2 in the five-round ELMS season, which includes races at Silverstone (April 11), Imola (May 17), the Red Bull Ring (July 12), Paul Ricard (September 6) and Estoril (October 18). In addition, Krohn Racing will join 19 other LMP2 entries at the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 13-14).
New signing and 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona pole winner Oswaldo Negri Jr will partner Tracy Krohn and Nic Jönsson for four of the five ELMS rounds.
“This is the result we were hoping for,” said Krohn, team owner and driver for Krohn Racing. “The ELMS offers a great series for a gentleman driver like myself and will provide a good mix of competition and excellent race tracks for our new Ligier-Judd. Having Nic [Jönsson] and Ozz [Negri] as my teammates in the series should provide both fun and success, although we know there will be some very competitive teams we’ll be racing against. I would like to thank the ACO for the invitation to Le Mans and look forward to competing at the most prestigious race in the world.”
A third driver for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be announced at a later date.
The next event for Krohn Racing is the 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, which takes place on March 18-21.