Having withdrawn from the Mosport race on the Saturday of the event,
and then missed Road America, the Krohn-Barbour Lamborghinis are
back for Petit Le Mans – with Nic Jonsson joining David Brabham
and Peter Kox in #5, and Road Atlanta instructor (and Tracy Krohn’s
GA Cup partner) Joe Fox joining Krohn and Scott Maxwell in #6.
Nic Jonsson raced the
#6 car at Portland in July, standing in for Scott Maxwell, while
the last time a track instructor raced the #6 entry (Dave McEntee,
at Infineon Raceway), the Murcielago managed to finish second in
All six Krohn-Barbour
Racing drivers drove the Lamborghinis in testing last weekend, and
both cars covered more than 300 miles – trying out developments
that have been built into the two cars during the team’s break
from race action.
"This was a valuable
chance to try things that we didn't have time to try before because
of the tight schedule, having taken delivery of the cars one day
before a race and then having five races in seven weekends,”
explained Dick Barbour. “By taking a break from the race program
we've had chance to take a good look at the cars, make some detail
improvements, and prepare thoroughly for an exceptionally long race.
For Nic [Jonsson] and Joe [Fox], the test also provided useful seat
time in the car."
coverage of Petit Le Mans will begin later today (Wednesday), with
a report from Tom Kjos on the official test session.