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USCC: Krohn: Perseverance key to success in Sebring

Tracy W. Krohn believes self-preservation will bring success at Sebring and the quickest car won't necessarily win in the 12 Hour race
Tracy W. Krohn says the key to success at Sebring isnt necessarily having the quickest car but steering clear of any trouble in the 12 Hour race for round two of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series.

The Krohn Racing team owner and driver has recently completed two tests at the Florida track ahead of this weekend's race with the Judd-powered Ligier JS P2 prototype along with regular co-drivers Nic Jonsson and Olivier Pla.

Krohn, along with Jonsson, has one victory to his name at Sebring in 2011 in the World Endurance Championship with the GTE-Am class in a Ferrari 430 GT.

The American has been testing the high downforce aerodynamic package for this weekend and gathering data on the Continental P2000 tyres which will be used at Sebring instead of the Daytona-specific P1000.

"We learned a huge amount about the car and had a couple of quality control issues that will help for the rest of the season,” Krohn said. “We believe we understand a great deal more about the proper setup for this car, not only for Sebring, but for the rest of the year. The consensus opinion is that if you can withstand all that Sebring dishes out, then you will do well just about anywhere else."

"Perseverance is probably the most important thing, but we do contingency planning and try to keep everything as simple as possible. Sebring always has a lot of yellow flag situations and staying out of trouble is certainly important as well. You do not have to be the quickest car to win, you just have to be the car that has the least amount of trouble."

Jonsson and Pla echoed Krohn's sentiments are excited to tackle the challenge Sebring possesses.

"We have had very good and solid testing at Sebring,” Jonsson said. “One of the most important things is to make sure you get a good handling over the bumps which are very severe at Sebring. I feel we have a very good and well-handling car after the testing we have done.

"What I like is there is no other track like Sebring. It's very bumpy, physical and a real driver's track, where you never get a chance to relax.

“The most difficult thing is the different grip levels in the different corners. Because of sealer and concrete patches in different corners, the grip level changes differently when the temps and conditions change."

Pla added:"It's one of my favorite tracks in the world and probably one of the hardest and more demanding for the cars and the drivers with a mix of slow and fast corner with a lot of bumps."

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