QUOTES: TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari FF458 GTE-Am:
"The first thing we had were some set-up issues with the car and some tire issues we had to deal with. Finally toward the end of the first practice session we got the tires sorted out a bit and the car got quicker. During the second session we were testing some different tires, different compounds and the car was almost undriveable. It was all over the place and not fun to drive. We had a similar experience Thursday as well. The car was ok to start with and as we started playing with set up and tires and diff and ride heights and everything else and we kind of got off track a little bit but came back around to a good set-up. Then in the second session we got some good runs out of it. We played with the tires and the balance of the car and it continued to improve. We're still not where we want it. Then the gear box came apart while I was in the car. We got a high gearbox temp and I babied it on in to the pit box and found out we'd destroyed the gearbox. I've been doing this for ten years and I've never torn up a gearbox before so not quite sure what's happened."
NIC JONSSON, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari 430 GTE-Am:
"We have gone through all the preparations through practice and then trying to get in race mode. We haven't necessarily been as quick as we wanted to be on one lap. I think we have a pretty good, solid race car. "This race is all about being safe, staying out of trouble and just having scheduled pit stops. You need to stay out of trouble and not make any mistakes. Even if you are running fourth, fifth or sixth, off the pace of the quickest cars, it's okay. It you do that for 24 hours, you still have a good chance of at least finishing on the podium. I think this year the GTE-Am class has become very competitive, even more competitive than the GTE-Pro class. There are a lot of good drivers and a lot of good teams. I think we have a really big task ahead of us to try to compete out front. I do believe the Krohn Racing team with the Ferrari 458 has a very good chance of being a front runner here at the 24 hours. When Sunday afternoon comes around, hopefully we will be there!"
MICHELE RUGOLO, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTE-Am:
"We have worked on many things this week in preparation for the race. Although we have had a few problems over the course of the week, getting the car set up the way we can all drive it and be comfortable has been the priority. In the end, we accomplished that. We should have a good race ahead if luck is on our side and we don't fall prey to someone else's problems."
DAVID BROWN, Krohn Racing Team Manager/Race Engineer:
"Now that it's Saturday morning and we'll finally get a chance to race after spending so much time at Le Mans. We've been through our practice program. Surprisingly, we haven't run in wet conditions at all yet but we'll get a chance in the warm-up. We think we are prepared to face 24 hours of bashing around Le Mans." For more information, please go to www.lemans.org or www.fiawec.com.