on pace Krohn Racing/TRG put a new Pontiac-powered Riley into the top two during the first day of practice for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Oliver Gavin set the the fastest team time on Friday afternoon with a lap of one minute 48.998 seconds on...
Krohn Racing/TRG put a new Pontiac-powered Riley into the top two during the first day of practice for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Oliver Gavin set the the fastest team time on Friday afternoon with a lap of one minute 48.998 seconds on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway infield road course. He is driving the No.66 Daytona Prototype car wth Jorg Bergmeister and Max Papis.
"It's been a very successful day for the team and for the drivers," Gavin said. "We're still trying to learn a lot about the cars; every tme we get in the car we learn more. So for us to be on the pace, at the front, is fantastic for everybody here. It's giving us a lot of confidence., and it keeps the momentum going. If we can keep that up over the next two days, I think we'll be in a very strong position come the race."
Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson will share the No. 67 Krohn Racing/TRG Riley in the Rolex Sports Car Series this season. Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice and Boris Said will join them for the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Krohn was happy with the first official practice day, following a two-day team test in Savannah, Ga., earlier this week. "For me, it's getting used to this new car and the track together," he said. "The car itself feels pretty good -- we had a little bit of push and we're working on that; there seems to be an engine-management issue -- more software-related than true horsepower-related -- and we're working on that. It's a very driver-friendly car, I can see why everybody likes these cars."
Jorg Bergmeister, who set the team's fastest time during Friday night practice (1:47.182) learned karting techniques from Michael Schumacher, now seven-time Formula One world champion. "My dad has a VW dealership and he worked there for two and a half years," Bergmeister recalled. "My dad also sponsored him when he was doing Formula Ford. He taught my brother and me the special things in go-karting."