Team owner and driver, Tracy W. Krohn, was given the responsibility of qualifying the team’s Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 prototype during the 12 minute session held this afternoon. Tracy put in a quick time right from the start and posted a consistent set of laps to significantly improve his personal best lap time of the weekend, ending up with a 2:14.291. The team is confident that they and their tire supplier, Michelin, have optimized the potential performance of the car and are looking forward to tomorrow’s race on the classic Belgian race track.
Tracy W. Krohn, Team owner and driver, Krohn Racing: “We’ve been fighting some handling problems with the car all the way up to this point. Once again I go out and qualify just to get a few more laps under my belt and this proved to be very fruitful. I was much quicker, and the car was much better after we made some changes, and now we know which direction to go with further changes for the race. The car was much more stable, the team did a really good job of figuring out what needed to be done. The car felt a lot better than it did earlier today, so we fixed a lot of little issues and I am certain that we have a good race car.”
Jeff Glover, Team Manager Krohn Racing: “We’re pretty pleased with the car and the performance today. We treated the session as more seat time for Tracy and he really improved his lap time. The car performed well and we’re comfortable with the set up. Thanks to all the team and Michelin who have made this possible.”
Lee Penn, Race Engineer Krohn Racing: “We opted to go with Tracy for Qualifying this afternoon, just to get him some more laps. We were struggling a bit with the car’s set up at the beginning of the weekend but made some huge improvements. Oli really liked the car and we wanted to get Tracy up to speed with the changes. He did a fantastic job and shaved over 3 seconds from his quickest lap time of the weekend and he is very happy and confident going into the race.”