TUSC: Krohn Racing Adds Pla, Brundle For Rolex 24

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HOUSTON – official team release – Krohn Racing photo –

Krohn Racing has revealed its driver roster for the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

The team, owned by Tracy Krohn, will pair with his longtime teammate, Nic Jonsson, for their 11th consecutive Daytona effort. The has added drivers Olivier Pla and Alex Brundle to the Krohn team for the 53rd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, round one of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Pla competed in the 2014 running of the Rolex 24 with OAK Racing in the Morgan LMP2 Nissan, finishing eighth. Brundle drove with Muscle Milk in an Oreca Nissan, finishing fifth overall. Both drivers competed in the premier Prototype class.

Krohn Racing received delivery of their new LMP2-class Onroak Automotive-built Ligier JSP2 race car in late November and immediately began an extensive testing program, which totals eight days prior to this weekend’s Roar Before the 24 test days. Pla worked with the team at their shakedown in Estoril, Portugal in November 2014 and Brundle joined Krohn and Jonsson at a private test at Daytona in December.

“We had a lot of discussion concerning the driver lineup for the 24 Hours of Daytona. There are so many excellent drivers with loads of experience and proven records, so it was a quality problem trying to determine who would be best for this race,” said Krohn. “All that said, we decided that we would be best served by relying on proven drivers with the most time in the Ligier chassis.

We think that with Olivier Pla and Alex Brundle we have met all of those specs and more. They are both proven champions and have done much of the development work on the Ligier chassis and Judd engine combination. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

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