Kruse Back For More In 2006
2006 season plans for many race teams are coming together rapidly
and Kruse Motorsport is no different to most in that respect.
merry men showed excellent pace with the pair of Courage C65s they
campaigned in 2005, and the Judd-engined car will be back in the
team's hands for the coming season.
showed strong performance at more or less every event (Sebring [right],
Le Mans, Silverstone, Monza, Nurburgring and PLM) where we participated
in 2005," says the team owner. "But we suffered with a
run of supplier linked (four different electric looms in the car!!),
vibration problems to our A frames, etc.
of experience with this sort of car showed early on and we gave
ourselves too little preparation time for the beginning of the 2005
learnt from those tough lessons though and made a major investment
in putting a team of suppliers in place for 2006 that we have confidence
in. Many of them are suppliers to the factory teams too, so they
understand the need for quality and reliability in this form of
in final negotiations with a tyre supplier for the season too. I
hope we can stay with Pirelli: their rain tyres are fantastic and
we never had a single puncture during the season. I think not every
tyre supplier is able to say that!
looking to take the car to Sebring and of course we hope to be invited
to race at Le Mans. We're looking at the calendar to determine whether
or not we race at Petit Le Mans or do the full Le Mans Series calendar.
To finish at Laguna would be fantastic, but in the end it depends
on sponsors and drivers.
a the level of competition in LMP2 to be very high this season with
the Lolas, Radicals, and Courages, I don't expect many of the new
LC75s will be out this year, but I think the Pilbeam with the Judd
now can also be a surprise. We are looking to get our fair share
of the champagne though.
also race again in the German long distance championship (VLN) with
our BMWs. We are getting a new E46 V8 and are looking for some good
races there too."
A busy year
ahead then for Kruse Motorsport - Kai's not too busy though to speak
to anyone keen to talk about filling a seat in the Courage or his
BMWs - call him on +49-179-7955672.