Krohn Racing announced Friday the addition of Andrea Bertolini and Peter Dumbreck to its driver lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The pairing will join team regulars Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson behind the wheel of the No. 57 Ferrari 458 Italia GT for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opener.
Both drivers have considerable GT experience. Bertolini, a Ferrari factory driver, claimed the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series GTC championship in an AF Corse-run Ferrari and has also achieved recent success in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
A former Mercedes factory driver, Dumbreck also boasts considerable GT experience, having been part of Nissan’s GT-R program in the FIA GT1 World Championship prior to most recently driving for Aston Martin Racing in select FIA WEC races last year.
While neither Bertolini or Dumbreck are expected to be at this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24, Krohn is looking forward to gaining track time in the GT Le Mans-class car, which is fresh off its 2013 program in the FIA WEC.
“I’m expecting massive competition for this weekend.” Krohn said. “Tests are always interesting because you have a lot of people that haven’t been to the track and you have people that have, and you have several different classes.
“It’s exciting to take part in a new championship, although I’ve never raced in a series that had no rules at a test that was so close to the start of the season. I am sure IMSA will get it resolved and the Rolex 24 will be another great event, both for us and for the series.”
Bertolini is expected to join Krohn and Jonsson for additional races this year, including the Twelve Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans, entry permitting.
The team plans to enter select rounds of the TUDOR Championship, primarily around the four-race North American Endurance Cup.