Mont-Tremblant: Krohn/TRG race report

Krohn Racing/TRG finished fifth after a grueling six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race at le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Both Jorg Bergmeister and Christian Fittipaldi led the rain-soaked race in the No. 66 Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI, but eletrical...

Krohn Racing/TRG finished fifth after a grueling six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race at le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Both Jorg Bergmeister and Christian Fittipaldi led the rain-soaked race in the No. 66 Pontiac-powered Riley Mk XI, but eletrical gremlins finally zapped them back to fifth place. Their teammates weren't as lucky in the No. 67 Pontiac-Riley. Nic Jonsson fought a failing electronic control unit and, as he slowly returned to pit lane, he was hit by a GT car, taking him out of the race.

Jorg Bergmeister, No. 66:

"Right when I went out of the pits, I lost the power-shift so I had to use the clutch on upshifts. After five laps, I started to get misfiring and it got worse and worse. But I could do turn one flat out!"

Christian Fittipaldi, No. 66:

"It was a really competitive race. I didn't expect that for six hours the top six cars would be running nose to tail. In the wet, it was pretty bad because I went out with a brand-new set of rains [tires]. which was a mistake. The car was simply undriveable. The tires took about six or seven laps to come in and then it was okay. I just had to be very, very patient and make sure the tires would come in."

Nic Jonsson, No. 67:

"You can't see anything in the spray -- it's a lottery of whether or not you'll stay on track. It's just very dangerous. We had an ECU go bad on us several times and then it just completely died. I got the car refired, fixed the idle and tried to make it back to the pits, but on the back straightaway, a GT car just came at full speed and hit me from the side. That was it."

Tracy Krohn, No. 67:

"Apparently, we got a lot of water inside the car. The splitter acts like a water funnel and Nic said he had about three inches of water inside the car, so the ECU crapped out about three times. Vision inside the car was no problem -- there was no fogging -- but the outside was really hard to see. And this track has old asphalt on it, so it throws up a lot of spray. It's pretty risky out there."

-kr/trg-

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Series Grand-Am
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