Krohn Racing suffered a disastrous Rolex 24 at Daytona when engine failure ended their race shortly before the six-hour mark.

The number 57 Ligier JS P2-Judd completed 172 laps of the Daytona International Speedway circuit before Krohn's race was halted with British driver Alex Brundle at the wheel.

"We were making progress towards the leaders, then we had some kind of engine issue on the banking," Brundle said. "I lost power. There was a lot of smoke and, unfortunately, that was it. All I could do was get the car back. We're out of the race, which is a shame because the car felt excellent and we had excellent pace."

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Team owner and driver Tracy W. Krohn reflected on a difficult Rolex 24 which ultimately ended in disappointment.

"The first part of it was pretty ugly," Krohn said. "The tyres were just not set right and we had too much pressure in the rears and not enough in the front. We had a lot of oversteer and loose at entry and exits and I had to keep on track and it slowed me down immensely."

Gary Holland, Krohn Racing Team Manager, has said the team are still investigating why the Ligier engine blew and refused to speculate until the full facts had been found.

"We are obviously disappointed, but we will investigate all the causes and make sure to come back stronger for our next event," Holland said.