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2014 Le Mans 24: Krohn Racing 18-Hour Race Report 24 Hours Of Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Jun 15, 2014 - 02:41 PM
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2014 Le Mans 24: Krohn Racing 18-Hour Race Report 24 Hours Of Le Mans


With daylight breaking and the sun rising on the Circuit de la Sarthe just before 6:00 a.m. local time, Krohn Racing held a solid fifth position in the GTE-Am class as they passed the 18-hour mark of the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

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Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, who drove a steady pace for his double stint, turned the reigns of the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 over to Brit Ben Collins just after the 12-hour mark. Collins was running in third position in the GTE-Am class as the team pitted to change brake discs and pads in the garage. He handed the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 over to Nic Jonsson, who resumed the race in sixth place. A full course caution after the 16-hour mark kept him in that position until the he was able to advance after the course went to green flag conditions again.

TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

"That was a pretty uneventful stint. The car was well balanced and everybody was behaving pretty well. There was no rain, so it was very pleasant in the car. I had a great time. It's neat to feel the car that well balanced, so I have a lot of confidence in the car now. I'm getting more seat time as well, so I'm getting quicker, but I was very pleased with the car and the tires. The whole set up was good. We ran the planned fuel laps, so it was pretty uneventful.

It's hard to see turn in and apex during the night, especially on the Mulsanne, in the kinks and everything. I'm sure I would probably go a little bit faster, but we're taking a very conservative approach to this race. We're not doing anything to push the car until we have to, so that's the plan for now."

BEN COLLINS, Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTLM:

"It was a really great stint. That was our first run on the soft tire, for me anyway, and the car was much easier to drive and we ran consistently faster times, which was great. We got up to P4, which is brilliant. I think we've been up as far as P2 when Nic was driving. That's a good place for him to keep pounding away. Hopefully we don't get into any trouble and we could have a nice result at the end, fingers crossed. It was a fun run; it's always exciting at night, especially with the battles we were having. The car feels really great and I think we have a good machine to take us to the end."

Viewers in the United States can watch continued coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on FOX Sports 1 until 7:30 a.m. EDT, and then witness the exciting conclusion of the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on FOX Sports 2 beginning at 7:30 a.m. EDT. The entire race will also be streamed on the FOX Sports GO app.

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