Mont-Tremblant: Krohn/TRG Friday report

steering lock Krohn Racing/TRG will start seventh and eighth on the grid for the six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race on le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Jorg Bergmeister had a fast start to the Friday qualifying session, but a steering problem ...

steering lock

Krohn Racing/TRG will start seventh and eighth on the grid for the six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race on le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Jorg Bergmeister had a fast start to the Friday qualifying session, but a steering problem stopped his charge. He and Christian Fittipaldi will start seventh in the No. 66 Krohn Racing/TRG Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI, based on Bergmeister's lap of one minute 31.229 seconds on the 2.65-mile road course. Nic Jonsson qualfied eighth in the No. 67 Pontiac-Riley he shares with Tracy Krohn (1:31.280).

"In qualifying, the problem with the steering rack came back. The steering locks in a certain position and you have force it open, and that unsettles the car completely. It's a little strange, especially in turn one and the faster corners. It's not too nice!" Bergmeister said.

low grip

Jonsson noted the slippery Mont-Tremblant track is a challenge for the Krohn/TRG crew: "It's definitely very low grip. We haven't got to the place we really need to be at yet. We're going to work on the front end of the car, probably soften it up a little more, both on the shock side and the spring side, to try to get the car to dig in more to the track. If we can get the car more front-positive, I think we should be able to pick up some time and be running pretty competitively after that."

knee buffer

At 6-foot 3-inches, Tracy Krohn is one of the tallest drivers in the Rolex Series. He sports knee pads to help stabilize his position in the car, so he can focus on the track action.

"Part of the reason I wear knee pads is to stabilize my knees in the car," he explained. "My knees sit up fairly high, so they move around a lot left to right. If I put the pads in between them, it stabilizes them and I'm not having to fight for position inside the car. Then I can fight for position outside the car."

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Series Grand-Am
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