Alex Brundle is confident the new Krohn Racing Ligier-Judd has the pace to challenge for honours in the Rolex 24 at Daytona after qualifying inside the top six.

One of the series' most recognisable teams, Krohn Racing moves from the GT class to the prototype division for 2015, embarking on a full season in the European Le Mans Series with a Judd-powered Ligier JS LMP2 car, as well as a handful of USCC races.

Spearheaded by owner-driver Tracy Krohn and long-time co-driver Nic Jonsson, the duo will tackle this event alongside Olivier Pla and Brundle, who helped develop the Ligier JS P2 throughout 2014.

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On a weekend that has seen the Michael Shank Racing Ligier-Honda sweep the board before claiming pole position for the 2014 race, Brundle concedes the 'Balance of Performance' levelled against the Judd engine has worked against Krohn Racing.

However, the 24 year-old - son of former F1 driver Martin Brundle - is confident that over a race distance the team can step up its challenge.

"The Judd is a good power unit for the car, the weight is nice and low and not too heavy," he told Crash.net. "In terms of balance we struggled a bit to make the balance of performance work for us. We don't quite have the room [without increasing revs beyond what is permitted] to make the straight-line performance compared to the Ligier Honda.

"MSR put it on pole and I know how quick that car is. They benefit from the BOP of the Honda engine and the Ligier is an excellent chassis. We know the chassis can do it, it is more frustrating than encouraging because we know through no fault of our operating we can't deliver that level of performance."

"[However] We are fast enough to be in the lead pack at the start and in the hunt at the end. If we have a clean race, we will be right there."