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Risi, Krohn team up for PLM, Laguna.

Risi Competizione has confirmed that it will extend its relationship with Krohn Racing for the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series.

Having teamed up for endurance races in both the United States and at Le Mans in recent years, the two teams will now come together once again for the race at Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca, with the #61 car running in the familiar lime green of the Krohn Racing squad – which focuses most of its attention on the Grand Am Rolex Series.

The #61 Risi Krohn Ferrari 430 GT will be driven by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Eric van de Poele for the two races later this year, while the #62 Risi car – in its traditional Rosso red – will be in the hands of regular pairing Jaime Melo and Mika Salo.

“I'm very happy to welcome Tracy, Nic and Eric back to Risi Competizione,” team principal Giuseppe Risi said. “We've achieved some great results together over the last two years and we hope that Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca will produce yet more success.

“Tracy, Nic and Eric all know Road Atlanta very well now, and are familiar with the Ferrari GT2 car, so we're confident that – with that little bit of luck which we seem to have been missing in our ALMS season so far – we'll continue our great endurance record. Nic is based nearby to Road Atlanta so it's his 'home' track, and Eric will, I'm sure, be hoping to add to his recent Spa 24 Hours victory.”

Krohn, Nic Jonsson and van de Poele all admitted to be looking forward to returning to ALMS competition and, having finished third at Sebring at the start of the year, Krohn said he was hopeful that a similar result could be on the cards in the closing events of the season.

“We're getting ready for Petit again this year,” he said. “We had a very good result at Sebring, although not so good at Le Mans. Nic and Eric are very familiar with the track, as am I, which makes a pretty good combination with also having our Krohn Racing team right at Road Atlanta. We've got a lot of laps around that track and the Ferrari is a wonderful car to drive. I really enjoy driving it.

“As far as Laguna is concerned, who doesn't want to go to Laguna? What a great place to race! I got knocked around a couple of times by the Prototype cars and beat up a little bit. It's time for a little redemption there as well.”


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