At the halfway mark of six hours at the 12 Hours of Sebring race, the No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari of Tracy W. Krohn, Nic J0x00f6nsson and Eric van de Poele was third in class and 17th overall in the 33-car field. Nic J0x00f6nsson was the starting ...
At the halfway mark of six hours at the 12 Hours of Sebring race, the No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari of Tracy W. Krohn, Nic J0x00f6nsson and Eric van de Poele was third in class and 17th overall in the 33-car field. Nic J0x00f6nsson was the starting driver with the driver rotation going to Krohn second and van de Poele third.
TRACY KROHN, Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT Driver and Krohn Racing Owner: "The stint was really good. The car was good. I liked it on this different tire compound. It's really warm. Last time we didn't get the drink bottle hooked up. Other than that, it was really good. I'm looking for a good result here at Sebring if we can keep this up."
NIC JONSSON, Driver, No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT: "We decided to run the hard tires in the middle of the day since we have a limited amount of medium tires, so we didn't have to run hard tires at night. I think actually it worked out very well because they stayed very consistent and they had the exact same grip as the mediums. I think it is hot enough out that the hard tires are actually quite good.
I was very pleased with this stint. Unfortunately we were about 12-14 laps under yellow. Then they put the lights out on the pace car at the wrong position on the race track and we missed out on a pit stop opportunity there. But otherwise, I was very pleased. I was able to run leader pace this last stint, 2:05's, so that's very good. We just have to keep digging here and stay out of trouble there's a lot of people making mistakes out there. We will see if we can avoid mistakes and I think then we'll have a very good chance to compete for the podium. Tracy's out there and doing a good job so he should continue on what he's doing. Eric will then get in and we'll see where we are at that point. Everything is good!"
ERIC VAN DE POELE, Driver, No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430 GT: "There were no real problems. The car was very consistent. We had no grip because we had the hard tires, as I knew. So I tried to stay in the car a long time to get the temperatures up. During one pit stop we had a problem. I just barely touched the starter while they were still fueling and the engine restarted very easily. I switched it off directly, but unfortunately, they penalized us. I think we only lost about 30 seconds with that penalty, so it was okay.
There are not too many cars now, but it's very hot outside and it's very hot in the car. The helmet air blower was not well connected in the beginning, so I had no air during my first stint. When I did a pit stop, they put it back and it was much better. It was tough in the beginning though."