he Krohn Racing team returns to Grand-Am's Rolex Sports Car Series for this weekend's second round at Austin's Circuit of The Americas, as it explores its options for future competition. Team owner/driver Tracy Krohn will co-drive the team's Ford-powered Lola Daytona Prototype with Swede Nic Jonsson, behind the wheel. The two combined at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January in a rented Porsche GT.
“The main reason we brought the car out of ‘mothballs' was to be able to get the feel of a higher-downforce car again as we have been considering alternatives for 2014 and beyond,” explained team owner Krohn. “We intend to do a full season in FIA World Endurance Championship in the Ferrari 458. We would like to do some more races with the Krohn Racing DP this season, but that will be a function of timing for me as it looks to be a very busy year for me.
"The Ferrari 458 is a magnificent car and the feeling in it is very similar in the slow turns, but the DP just has so much more downforce in the higher-speed turns it is very hard to make a comparison between the two cars. It's a bit like comparing a jet to an eagle!”
Following the Austin race, Krohn Racing will head back to the World Endurance Series (WEC) for the balance of the 2013 season in the Ferrari F458. The next race is the 6 Hours of Silverstone, April 14 in Silverstone, England.