Max Papis and Krohn Racing/TRG wrapped a successful test for the 2005 Rolex 24
Krohn Racing/TRG wrapped a successful test for the 2005 Rolex 24 At Daytona with the second-fastest Daytona Prototype time of the three-day test. Max Papis, Jorg Bergmeister and Oliver Gavin took turns topping the team times in the new No. 66 Krohn Racing/TRG Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI.
"It was a very productive weekend," Papis said. "We've been running in the top three or five, which is a little bit more than we expected -- we exceeded our expectation. We ran flawless for three days and that's a great starting point. We'll regroup and understand exactly what we need to go to the next level, but I'm really pleased with what we've done."
Also at Daytona was Papis' future father-in-law, Emerson Fittipaldi, driving a race car for the first time since a crash at Michigan in 1996. Fittipaldi was testing the No. 54 Kodak EasyShare Bell Motorsports Pontiac Doran that his nephew Christian is entered to drive at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Both Papis and Christian, although busy with their own testing, kept an eye on Fittipaldi's progress and were impressed with the way he quickly adapted to driving a race car again.
-Max Papis Racing