European Le Mans Series

Krohn Racing Welcomes Nissan star Pla for Paul Ricard

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Nissan LMP1 driver Olivier Pla will join Krohn Racing for this weekend’s European Le Mans Series race at Paul Ricard.

The Frenchman will partner Nic Jonsson and team owner Tracy Krohn for the four hour clash, driving the American team’s Ligier JS P2 Judd.

Pla is no stranger to Krohn Racing, having assisted with the initial testing of the team’s Ligier chassis at Paul Ricard. He also partnered Krohn and Jonsson at the Sebring 12 Hours in March, finishing 8th overall.

“It will be great to have Olivier back with us at Paul Ricard this weekend,” said Krohn. “He was a big asset to us earlier this season when we first started racing the Ligier to help us learn the nuances of the new car.”

“When the Nissan program stepped back and he became available, we decided to ask if he wanted to come back and race at Paul Ricard with us. He’s very knowledgeable of the circuit and, of course, with the Ligier, so we hope he can advance us further along again this week. He’s also just a great guy and we enjoy working with him. He fits right in with the team and with Nic and me.”

“t was a very good surprise when I got the email from Gary (Holland, Krohn racing Team Manager) saying he would like me to do the Paul Ricard race with the team,” added Pla. “Since the beginning I have really enjoyed working with them.”

“I think the car should been good. Paul Ricard is always a compromise between straight-line speed and downforce in the fast corner, and I think it will suit our car very well.”

Free practice for the 4 Hours of Le Castellet begins at 10:30 local (CEST) today (September 5). View The Checkered Flag’s feature length preview for the race here.

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