Krohn Racing completed a successful test at Sebring International Raceway this week in preparation for next month’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race at the historic 3.74-mile road course, having run consistently in the Top 3 of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) teams during the Thursday and Friday sessions. The team posted a best lap time of 2:00.731 during the two-day test.
Krohn Racing joined forces with fellow GTLM Ferrari team Risi Competizione for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test, receiving both technical support and shared driving duties with Risi Ferrari pilot, Matteo Malucelli, for the four sessions in the Florida sunshine. The Krohn team will continue to receive technical assistance from Risi Competizione for the remainder of their abbreviated five-race season with the IMSA series.
The Krohn Racing No. 57 Ferrari F458 proudly displayed the Justice Brothers, Inc. logo during the test for the first time, having forged a new partnership with the car care product manufacturer for the 2014 IMSA Tudor Championship season.
NIC JONSSON, driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:
“The test went well, and we got through our normal program and tried a few different setups to figure out what would work best for the long haul in the race. We struggled a little on Thursday with mechanical issues, but eventually everything got sorted out. We ended up third fastest out of the GTLM cars, so that’s really good. The Porsches are so fast that it’s hard to keep pace with them, but I think we have a good shot of it after getting through this test. Matteo had a few pointers so we’re very happy with how it went. We got a handle of the car and we have a pretty good base to come back with next month.”
The next event for Krohn Racing will be the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on March 15th.
(Photo: Marcel ten Caat)