Photo: Eurasia Motorsport
Tracy Krohn, driver of the #44 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JSP 217 with teammates Niclas Jönsson and Andrea Bertolini is looking forward to the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, having last driven a prototype at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2016 in a Ligier JS P2, under the old regulations.
“We’re very comfortable with the car,” said Krohn. “This is a much faster car than we had last year (the #83 DH Racing Ferrari F488) . We’re very satisfied with where we are and the team has worked together very well.”
Tracy Krohn commented on the cockpit dimensions of the latest generation Ligier P2 prototype when speaking at Scrutineering for the 2018 running of the French classic.
“It’s true that the cockpit is certainly smaller than it was in the previous car but my team-mates Niclas and Andrea fit in it quite well so that’s one positive. Nic, of course, has been with us for thirteen years and this is the second year for Andrea so we’ll get through it!”
Tracy Krohn is very happy that the driving partnership with Jönsson has lasted into its second decade.
“Yes, it’s a real positive for the team. Nic and I are, of course, very good friends. It’s delightful to drive with him.”
Niclas Jönsson is under no illusions that there is still much to be learned about the Ligier JSP217.
“Yes, it’s a fantastic car,” said Jönsson. “Obviously ORECA has a good car too but to be back in a P2 car here at Le Mans is fantastic. As Tracy has already said, it’s faster than we ran here three years ago so it’s still a learning curve for us. Neither me or Tracy has been in one of these cars for two years so it’s a learning curve to get up to speed but the team we have behind us and the support from Onroak is very good so we feel very confident going into the race.”
First Practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans grid gets underway at 16:00 local time on Wednesday June 13.