Krohn Racing has confirmed an 'association' with Flying Lizard Motorsport for this month's Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The agreement means Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson will now pair with Audi Sport customer racing drivers Pierre Kaffer and Christopher Haase in last year's second-place finishing #45 Audi R8 LMS in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
“I'm really looking forward to getting back on track for the 24 Hours of Daytona and with joining Flying Lizard Motorsports,” said Krohn. “We've competed against them for many years and know they run a great operation. Last month we conducted a test with the Audi R8 LMS at Sonoma Raceway. This was the first time Nic and I have had the chance to drive the Audi and we were both very impressed.
“I feel very confident in our package heading into the Roar Before the 24 [test]. This particular car should be very good at Daytona, and we have an excellent driver line-up, so it should be a great event.”
“Having the opportunity to join a team with such pedigree is great for both myself and Tracy,” added Jonsson. “And to do that as a collaboration between the two teams makes it very strong. I have been racing against and with many of the Flying Lizard guys over the years, so this makes it a very easy transition since we already know each other, and have great respect for what each one of us do.
“With the experience of endurance racing between the two teams, and specifically at Daytona, I'm really looking forward to the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2016. The Audi R8 LMS is a new car to both myself and Tracy, but with the Lizards having a few years of experience, along with great support from Audi, we know this is a great and winning package.”
“I'm also very excited to have the two Audi Sport drivers in Christopher Haase and Pierre Kaffer,” Jonsson continued.
“They both have a lot of success over the last couple of years here in the States. Pierre has obviously been racing for another manufacturer before, and Tracy and myself were teammates with Pierre, so he's going to be another familiar face in the mix.
“I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to race and have such great results over the years with the same teammate, and we plan on carry that on at the Rolex 24 in 2016.”
The Audi R8 LMS will run in the well-known Krohn green-and-blue livery and will be upgraded to IMSA-approved homologated GT3 specs.