AUSTIN, Texas – official release — Krohn Racing photo — Krohn Racing will be competing in a new race car, the Ligier JS P2 built by Onroak Automotive of Le Mans, France, for the 2015 season.
While the Houston-based team has not yet confirmed which series or races they will be entering for 2015, it is expected that the Krohn Racing P2 machine will be contested in a combination of races in the U.S. and globally.
The team’s new Ligier JS P2, a closed-cockpit prototype car, was designed and built by the French Onroak Automobile and will fit into the current ACO-FIA regulations, including IMSA and FIA WEC, until they are re-configured in 2017. The Krohn Racing Ligier will feature a Judd HK V8 LMP2 engine.
Team owner/driver Tracy Krohn will pilot the new Ligier JS P2 car, which the team has tested at Magny Cours circuit in France, along with an upcoming test scheduled after the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) race weekend at NOLA Motorsport Park, alongside his long-time teammate Nic Jönsson. Krohn and Swedish native Jönsson have raced as co-drivers since 2004 and have recorded more than 100 races together in their 11 years sharing the cockpit.
“I’m very much looking forward to the possibilities that have opened up for next season,” said Krohn. “We had been discussing the switch from our Ferrari to a LMP2 car for some time and the decision was very much dependent on how the car felt when we went for a test. Both Nic and I had a chance to get behind the wheel of the Ligier and really liked driving it. The ergonomics work me, which has historically been difficult due to my frame. We were able to partner with Judd as our engine supplier and believe the Ligier-Judd pairing will offer a formidable entry, so the decision was made to move forward with the package for competition in 2015.”