The race will be held on the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France and is the fourth round of the 2016 European Le Mans Series. Team owner and driver, Tracy W. Krohn, took on the role of Qualifying driver for the team during the ten minute session to decide grid positions. Setting an initial benchmark time Tracy improved his lap times progressively, with the clock stopping on his final lap at 1:52.690, a significant improvement on his personal best time for the weekend. The team has worked hard with their tire supplier, Michelin, to fine tune their Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 car and this performance is evidence that the direction taken is the right one.
Tracy W. Krohn, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver: “Qualifying for me went really well, we made the car a lot better and I had a lot more confidence in it. So I was quicker than I have run in the previous sessions. I am very happy to have gone out and done those extra laps, it made a big difference to my confidence. We have a good race car and we are ready to go.”
Jeff Glover, Team Manager Krohn Racing: “We are quite happy with this performance. We have had some difficulty with higher than typical ambient temperatures all week, higher than the rest of the year. It makes it difficult to get much grip and we decided to have Tracy qualify the car, giving him more seat time. It was a good call because he picked up lap time and did really well. Also we are happy with the tuning of the car and we are looking forward to the race tomorrow.”
Lee Penn, Race Engineer Krohn Racing: “Today we chose to qualify Tracy, we struggled with some of the Full Course Yellows and he did not get enough track time during Free Practice, so this was a way of addressing that issue. It helped him build his confidence to get some running in clear air. We made some very big set up changes from Free Practice 2 to Qualifying and Tracy really likes the car now and we are looking in good shape for the race.”