2012 News

Krohn Racing returns to the Daytona International Speedway in January for the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 26-29, 2012, with many familiar faces behind the wheel of the No. 76 Krohn Racing Proto-Auto Lola.

Saturday, 07 January 2012 11:19

Krohn Racing Daytona Test Days Notes & Quotes

Krohn Racing Daytona Test Days Notes & Quotes Krohn Racing brought all four drivers, Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson, Ricardo Zonta and Colin Braun to the Daytona Test Days, January 6-8 for testing in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Proto-Auto Lola in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 26-29, 2012.

Krohn Racing Announces 2012 Plans to Enter World Endurance Championship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE....January 12, 2012, Braselton, GA...

The Krohn Racing team is elated to return with a "dream team" of drivers to the historic Daytona International Speedway this week for Daytona Test Days, January 6-8, 2012. The popular lime green-and blue liveried team will test their No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Proto-Auto Lola in preparation for the 50th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn brings back his co-drivers Nic Jönsson, from Sweden and now living in Buford, Georgia, former F1 ace Brazilian Ricardo Zonta and All-American motorsports rising star Colin Braun, all seeking their first victory at the 3.56-mile Florida superspeedway/road course.

The No. 76 Krohn Racing Team is set to hit the track for the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Friday, 27 January 2012 11:05

Daytona Test Days Notes & Quotes

Daytona Test Days Notes & Quotes Krohn Racing brought all four drivers, Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson, Ricardo Zonta and Colin Braun to the Daytona Test Days, January 6-8 for testing in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Proto-Auto Lola in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 26-29, 2012.

Saturday, 28 January 2012 11:02

2012 ROLEX 24 at Daytona 6 Hour Race Report

2012 ROLEX 24 at Daytona 6 Hour Race Report The No. 76 Krohn Racing Proto-Auto Lola Ford started from the 12th position on the grid for the 50th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona. Qualifying driver Tracy W. Krohn was the first Krohn driver at the wheel for the 3:30 p.m. ET race start. He drove a clean single stint and turned over the car to Nic Jönsson at the first scheduled pit stop, 43 minutes into the 24-hour race.

2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona 12 Hour Race Report The No. 76 Krohn Racing Proto-Auto Lola Ford of Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson, Colin Braun and Ricardo Zonta was in fifth position at the 6-hour mark. Since that point, the four Krohn Racing drivers have been driving steadily pacing through the laps.

2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona 18 Hour Race Report After Krohn Racing's lengthy pit stop to change the entire rear end of the car during the eleventh hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona race, the next six hours were relatively uneventful for the popular green-and-blue liveried car.

2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona Post Race Report– 24 Hour/Finish The 50th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona race had all the excitement you would expect such a momentous race to produce. Three cars finished on the lead lap, Lap 761, with drivers John Pew, Oswaldo Negri, Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Justin Wilson in the No. 60 Ford Riley of Michael Shank Racing on the top step of the podium.

Thursday, 09 February 2012 16:52

In the Cockpit: Nic Jonsson, WEC Preview

Nic Jönsson SpeedTV.comBlog – 3.9.2012

Hi Everyone! Nic Jönsson here. I've been asked to write a regular blog for SpeedTV.com about the exciting season we have ahead for 2012. Krohn Racing will be competing in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship in the GTE-Am class. Our team owner/driver and my friend, Tracy Krohn, bought a new Ferrari F458 for us, which we expect will be very competitive. Plus it's always nice to have a new toy to play with!

Thursday, 09 February 2012 16:48

Krohn Racing Sebring Winter Test Notes & Quotes

Krohn Racing spent Wednesday and Thursday, February 8-9, of this week at Sebring International Raceway with other American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and World Endurance Championship (WEC) competitors testing their race cars in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the 12 Hours of Sebring. For many, this is the first test for their new cars.

The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 team of owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo are ready to return to the global stage and embark on the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship season. The showcase event at the season start is the 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida for ALMS/FIA WEC race, March 17 at Sebring International Raceway.

Krohn Racing has spent the week in sunny Florida preparing for the 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race, which begins tomorrow, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and his co-drivers Swede Nic Jönsson and Italian Michele Rugolo have cycled through the days getting seat time in the new No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458. The 12 Hours of Sebring race is Round One of the new eight race World Endurance Championship (WEC), paired along with the inaugural 2012 running of the American Le Mans Series.

Nic Jönsson was the starting driver of the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 for the 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida race. He started second in the GTE-Am class and 42nd overall in the 63 car field.

The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 team of Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo were unable to repeat last year's GTE-Am class victory at today's 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida for the ALMS/FIA WEC race, March 17 at Sebring International Raceway.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:37

In the Cockpit with Nic Jonsson

Hey, Nic Jönsson here again. I wish I would have had something more positive to write about than our finish position in Sebring this past weekend! Well if you just look at the result it would be very disappointing, but the fact that we got to race and that we get to do what we love to do is a very fortunate and positive thing on its own.

Krohn Racing has been actively organizing all travel logistics for the Team's 2012 contest of the FIA WEC.

As one of only two American teams to contest the full 2012 WEC schedule, Krohn Racing's first-class operation's prerequisite was to make the task as efficient as possible. With over 329 years experience among 14 staff, not including the drivers, the Krohn Racing Team is one of the most knowledgeable teams in the WEC paddock.

The USA-based Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 Team of owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo travel to Spa, Belgium this week for Round 2 of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 6 Hours of Spa race will be held on Saturday, May 5 at the 7.004 kilometer Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Forty-one cars are pre-entered for this prestigious event at the historic Spa circuit, only the second round of an 8-race championship series.

The Krohn Racing Ferrari Team of owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo have been practicing at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit the past couple of days in preparation for Round 2 of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Spa, to be held on Saturday, May 5.


6 Hours of Spa WEC Race Made Available via Live Video Stream in USA

Saturday morning, May 5, 2012..... Great news for Krohn Racing fans in America...the FIA World Endurance Championship has confirmed that the live video stream of today's Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps race will be available to U.S. viewers!

Go to the website: http://live.fiawec.com Race begins at 8:30 am ET.

For additional information, please go to www.fiawec.com or www.krohnracing.net . You can also follow the Krohn Team on the Krohn Racing Fan Facebook page or on Twitter @KrohnRacing.

The Krohn Racing Team came to Spa this week with high hopes for a podium finish, maybe even a victory in the 6 Hours of Spa race. Those hopes were dashed as the cold and rainy Belgium weather played havoc on the tires and race set-up. Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo drove their Ferrari F458 to a seventh place finish in the GTE-Am class at the 6 Hours of Spa World Endurance Championship (WEC) race at Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Saturday, May 5.

Tracy W. Krohn is stepping out of his usual role as Krohn Racing team owner/driver to be a weekend racer in the American Le Mans Series Monterey Presented by Patron 6 Hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, May 10-12.

The No. 57 Krohn Racing's Ferrari F458 GTE-Am team is headed to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the Le Mans Test Days this weekend in preparation for the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 16-17.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:21

In the Cockpit with Nic Jonsson

Nic Jönsson here again! We have reached the time of year when the attention turns to Europe and France! That's right – the 24 HOURS of LE MANS is here again. This is always a great part of the season when you get to go back to the legendary track at Le Mans.

The 2013 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a special, historic race marking the eighth decade of the legendary event. Krohn Racing is eager to add their names to the history books with a class victory in the 80th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race, June 16-17.

Krohn Racing team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and co-drivers Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo have participated in all the practice and qualifying sessions leading up to today's 80th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458will start from the 53rd position on the grid with Michele Rugolo, top team qualifying driver at the wheel for the twice-around-the-clock endurance race.

The Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 of team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo proudly made an appearance on the podium at the 80th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race today. The Krohn Team finished in third place in the GTE-Am class, the third podium for Krohn Racing in the past seven years.

The Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 of team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo proudly made an appearance on the podium at the 80th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race today. The Krohn Team finished in third place in the GTE-Am class, the third podium for Krohn Racing in the past seven years.

The popular green-and-blue liveried Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 of Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo continues to climb the timing charts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. At the 12-hour mark, the Krohn Team was sitting in the third position in class and 34th overall.

Krohn Racing 18 Hour Report 24 Hours of Le Mans The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 continues to soldier on in the 80th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and co-drivers Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo have maintained the third position in class at the 18-hour mark, and 27th overall.

The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 started from the 52nd position overall in Saturday's start of the 80th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race in Le Mans, France. At the 6-hour mark, Nic Jönsson was behind the wheel and in fifth place in class and 39th overall after a steady climb during the opening hours of the race.

Thursday, 21 June 2012 08:18

Nic's Blog: My 2012 Le Mans Experience

Exhilarating and an unbelievable experience are a few words that explain a finish and completion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I had another opportunity to compete at Le Mans this year with Krohn Racing and my teammates Michele Rugolo and my good friend, Tracy Krohn.

Krohn Racing is a team always striving to improve and better themselves as a team and in their racing performance. The challenge of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship requires every entrant to be at the top of their game in order to achieve success. Even after a podium finish (third place) in the GTE-Am class at the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Krohn Racing has not stopped in their analysis of how to progress and accomplish their goal of a GTE-Am championship this season.

The No. 57 Krohn Racing GTE-Am Team is energized to return to the race track on August 26th for the 6 Hours of Silverstone race. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn hopes to celebrate his 58th birthday in victory circle on race day with his co-drivers, Swede Nic Jonsson and Italian Michele Rugolo, and the entire Krohn Racing Team.

Round 4 of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, on Sunday, August 26, has seen 35 cars take to the track over the past two days in preparation. Saturday's qualifying session featured a mix of wet and dry conditions that challenged even the most seasoned teams and drivers.

The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTE-Am team started and finished the 6 Hours of Silverstone race in the same fourth place class position. Sunday's Round 4 race of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship marks the half-way point of the 8-race schedule. Today was also Team owner/driver Tracy Krohn's birthday. The Krohn Racing Team had hoped to celebrate his birthday and a victory this afternoon but it was not meant to be.

Friday, 31 August 2012 08:06

Nic Jonsson's Speedtv.com Blog 4

We have now reached the mid-point of the 2012 WEC season with the race at Silverstone in the UK. I'm sure most race fans and racers have been waiting for the re-start of the season. A 2 ½ month break is a long time for most people, but in racing nothing stands still. Even if we don't have race events, we do testing and always try to come up with new ideas that can improve the performance of the team and car.

The Krohn Racing GTE-Am Team feels the 6 Hours of São Paulo race on September 15 will be a level playing field for most FIA World Endurance Championship teams. As the inaugural endurance race at the 2.676-mile (4.309 km) circuit for FIA WEC series, most competitors have never races at the famous Autodromo Jose Carlo Pace race track before.

The No. 57 Krohn Racing GTE-Am Team had high hopes for a podium finish at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo race at the Interlagos circuit today. Those hopes were dashed on the first lap when Krohn starting driver Michele Rugolo had no place to go when two Prototypes spun in Turn Four. He ended up punting the rear of the No. 61 Ferrari. The resulting damage was severe to the chassis, causing the popular team to retire after a thorough assessment of the damage.

The Krohn Racing Team is more determined than ever to stand on the podium at the 6 Hours of Bahrain race on September 29. After suffering an unavoidable accident on the first lap of the 6 Hours of São Paulo, the Krohn Team was devastated at receiving zero points following their Brazil DNF (did not finish) result.

There have been numerous challenges during the preparation for tomorrow's WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain race. The Krohn Racing Team has been working on car set-up, tire preservation, how to overcome the stifling desert temperatures for both the drivers and crew and assisting the drivers in learning a brand new circuit. All three drivers, Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo, have made the most of the laps the schedule allows to learn the circuit, which has constantly changing conditions.

There have been numerous challenges during the preparation for tomorrow's WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain race. The Krohn Racing Team has been working on car set-up, tire preservation, how to overcome the stifling desert temperatures for both the drivers and crew and assisting the drivers in learning a brand new circuit. All three drivers, Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo, have made the most of the laps the schedule allows to learn the circuit, which has constantly changing conditions.

The sixth round of the 2012 World Endurance Championship at the 6 Hours of Bahrain race produced the third podium finish of the season for the Krohn Racing Team, a third place finish in the GTE-Am class.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:00

Nic's Post-Bahrain Blog (Blog #5)

It's not often you come away from a weekend disappointed if you finish on the podium! But unfortunately this weekend this happen twice to me!

Krohn Racing heads to the land of the Rising Sun for the 6 Hours of Fuji World Endurance Championship race, scheduled for October 14, 2012. Team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Michele Rugolo just celebrated a third place finish in the last month's 6 Hours of Bahrain and are determined to collect a victory at Fuji.

Michele Rugolo qualified the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 second on the grid in the GTE-Am class for tomorrow's World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji race. Rugolo's time of 1:41.701 was only bettered by Jean-Philippe Belloc in the No. 70 Larbre Corvette with a time of 1:41.386 to take the GTE-Am pole.

The Krohn Racing Team scored another podium finish today in the GTE-Am class at the 6 Hours of Fuji race at the Fuji International Speedway with a four-pit stop strategy. Qualifying driver Michele Rugolo started the No. 57 Krohn Ferrari from the second position in class and 23rd overall. He was able to become the class leader before his first pit stop to turn the reigns over to team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, who maintained a solid second in class drive. Rugolo drove the middle stint and then gave the Ferrari to Nic Jönsson before the four-hour mark to finish the race.

Monday, 15 October 2012 09:50

Nic Blog - Post-Fuji

I am on a 14 hour flight back home from the seventh round of the WEC at Fuji Speedway (Japan). This race has been something I've been very excited and anxious to go to, with the reason being that I lived and raced in Japan back in the beginning of the 90's for the Honda "Mugen" factory in both F 3 and Super GT.

As the FIA World Endurance Championship finale descends upon the Shanghai International Raceway, the popular Krohn Racing GTE-Am team hopes to ascend to the top of the podium for its first victory of the season. The layout of the 5.451 km (3.387 mile) circuit, located in the Jiading District of Shanghai in China, was inspired from the Chinese character shang (?), the first character in the name of the city of Shanghai, meaning "above" or "ascend".

Krohn Racing Team owner/driver Tracy Krohn qualified the No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 sixth in the GTE-Am class for tomorrow's World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Shanghai race.

The Krohn Racing Team celebrated another podium finish today in the World Endurance Championship GTE-Am class at the 6 Hours of Shanghai race, their fifth podium in eight races this season. The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari scored a third-place finish today at Shanghai International Circuit, as they had previously at Le Mans, Silverstone and Bahrain.
They earned a second-place at the penultimate race at the 6 Hours of Fuji earlier this month.

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