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Krohn Considering Move to LMP2

Sportscar365 Exclusive: Krohn Racing considering LMP2, GTE options for 2014…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The ever-changing landscape of sports car racing has put a number of team’s programs up in the air for next year, including Krohn Racing.

The Georgia-based squad, which has spent the last three seasons in international competition, currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, has yet to finalize its plans for 2014.

According to team owner/driver Tracy Krohn, a number of options are being considered, including a possible switch to LMP2 or to remain with its tried-and-trusted Ferrari 458 Italia GTE car, either for the WEC or the new United SportsCar Racing series.

Krohn’s decision, however, hinges on the USCR regulations, particularly with the DP/P2 Balance of Performance, a category he’s expressed renewed interest in.

“It’s really disappointing they haven’t given more clarity on the rules as it’s really hard to plan,” Krohn said in an exclusive interview. “We don’t know what we’re going to do at this point.

“I have a GTE car out there. We could stay in WEC, we could run the Pro class in USCR or we could get a different car. It seems odd we’re waiting this long [for the rules]. How much longer do you need?”

After having run a Ferrari in WEC GTE-Am category for the past two seasons, one of Krohn’s options would be to graduate to a LMP2 car, for use in USCR, WEC, or a mix of both series.

However, the size of the cost-capped car, particularly in the cockpit area, could be a deal-breaker for the tall Texan.

“It would be fun to test it out,” he said. “We’d probably go test it first to see if it works and how comfortable I am in the car. I’m about 98 percent certain I’d like it, but it’s more about how I would fit in the car. Ergonomics are pretty important and I’m 6’3. I’ve sat in a couple of mock-ups and and it’s all about the length of the foot box and the width.”

While leaving the door open for a full-season venture in USCR, Krohn admits that the stability currently offered in WEC is one of the championship’s major selling points. It’s understood a number of U.S.-based teams are evaluating possible WEC programs for 2014.

“Right now, I would certainly be more inclined to do something that I know what the results will be, which would be WEC,” he said. “It’s been a pretty successful championship with good officiating and it’s a well-organized series.

“There’s no guess on what it’s going to do. Whereas with USCR, you really don’t know what is going to happen.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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