Tracy Krohn and his Krohn Racing squad will go to the second season in the European Le Mans Series after deciding to leave the United States and the IMSA-sanctioned competition, but this time the green and blue team will have a slight shakeup in its operations.
While Krohn and his long-time partner Nic Jönsson will stay in the cockpit of the car, trackside operations will be made the European stalwart Greaves Motorsport, which also puts a change in the engine used in their Ligier JS P2, as they replaced their Judd powerplant for the trustful Nissan power. According to Tracy Krohn, Jönsson was a key person to seal the partnership, which will see Greaves' European camp get benefits of this as they will also use a Ligier JS P2 in their ELMS campaign.
Krohn also states that this partnership will reduce costs for the squad itself, as they will rely more on the British-based guys from Greaves than the U. S.-based staff, which means high expenditure with travel back and forth.
The third driver for the team will be an Onroak Automotive specialist, as they recruit the Ford GT factory driver Olivier Pla for most of the ELMS season, except the 4 Hours of Silverstone and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Ford's commitments will clash with Krohn's schedule. A replacement driver will still be announced to fill the void, which last year was a position shared by Brazilian ace Osvaldo Negri and the Frenchman Julien Canal.
It isn't exactly the first partnership deal that Krohn Racing seals this season, as they also have a link with Flying Lizard Motorsports to run their FIA GT3 spec Audi R8 LMS in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, which saw them finish the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the 44th position overall and 20th in the GTD class.
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