JJ In A KR DP, Max For The Season
Here’s a turn up for the book: JJ Lehto will join Krohn Racing’s
line-up at next month’s Rolex 24, and will drive a Daytona
Prototype for the first time.
The Finn will
partner Colin Braun and Max Papis in the #76 car, while Tracy Krohn,
Nic Jonsson and Boris Said will drive the #75.
the green Rileys will revert to Pontiac power for 2007, having been
Ford-powered in 2006 (except at the Rolex 24).
line-ups for the rest of the season will be Jonsson / Krohn and
Braun / Papis – so Max replaces 2006 Champion Joerg Bergmeister,
who is expected to be only Porsche powered next season.
ready to get the new season underway and get back to Daytona with
a great line-up of drivers,” said Tracy Krohn. “A top
five finish last year with the new team was great, but we’re
coming back to win this year.”
“We’re pleased with the drivers we’ve
compiled for the year and Daytona,” said Krohn Racing Team
Manager Jeff Hazell. “We’re very glad to welcome Colin
and Nic back to the team, as well as adding Max as a full-time driver
for the season. Boris helped us attain a victory at Watkins Glen
in 2006 and we’re glad he’s joining us for the 24 Hours.
Adding JJ and his endurance experience for the Rolex race is another
asset for Krohn Racing.”
Lehto in a DP
has a certain appeal from a spectating point of view. The Finn is
known to be very keen to race an LMP1 car this year, and negotiations
Bergmeister pulling off a remarkable move at VIR this season (below):
expect similar action with Lehto at the wheel.
describes this moment: "The 39 Cheever Crawford was a bit slow
entering the esses as Joerg came in behind, flat out. Both were
committed so Joerg dove outside at the first right hander and
they went side by side through the next left and right. Noboody
passes in these esses, much less run side by side!"