Krohn Racing and Risi Competizione have announced that they will extend their working relationship into a third year in the 2009 American Le Mans Series.
The deal will see the second Risi Ferrari running in the familiar Krohn Racing colours for the season opening Twelve Hours of Sebring and also the Le Mans 24 Hours. Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Eric van de Poele will once again share driving duties in the #61 car during the year ahead.
“I'm delighted that Tracy is back with us once more,” team boss Guiseppe Risi said. “He has enjoyed some of his best results in sportscar racing with us – a second place at Le Mans and a podium finish last year at Sebring – and each time he drives the Ferrari 430 he becomes more comfortable and confident. I look forward to having he, Nic and Eric together again as I think it's a great driving combination, and their faith in Risi Competizione means a great deal to all of us.”
Tracy Krohn was also happy to see the tie-up continue into the 2009 campaign.
“We have had good success with Risi in that we have finished second at Le Mans in 2007, third at Sebring and fourth at Petit Le Mans in 2008,” he said. “I believe that we have also had a couple of other top ten placings as well in the last couple of years. The Risi team is always well prepared and completely professional. We have also had the benefit of the Michelin tyres and good support from Michelin as well.”
Krohn added that his principle aim for the season would be to try and secure a win in the season-opener at Sebring, admitting that to win the famed twelve hour race was firmly on his 'to-do' list.
“Sebring is one of my personal goals as it has always been one of my favourite tracks,” he said. “Winning at Sebring is certainly a high point in any driver's career, but for me it is really special because I do not make my living as a driver and competing at this level and winning against arguably many of the best sports car drivers in the world is something nobody can take away!”