Anders KrohnAfter just returning home from the Netherlands and Circuit Park Zandvoort, there was nothing but smiles around Anders Krohn and his debut races in the Dutch and Benelux Formula Ford Championships. The Norwegian managed to notch up two great 3rd places. ”This was the dream opening for me, first races in Formula-cars and already on the podium!”

On Saturday April 7th the timed-practice was held, as well as race 1. Krohn was a bit unfortunate during qualifying with traction-problems meaning he had qualified 6th for race 1 and 4th for race 2. Race 1 was not to be the greatest race, as gear-problems emerged in the start and Krohn fell down to 13th place, only to regain terrain and finish 9th.

On Monday April 9th, Race 2 and Race 3 were held. Race 2 start went better this time off, but falling down to a 5th place, only to capture 4th by the end of lap 2. The first half of the race, Krohn had problems finding grip and struggled to keep up with the leading trio. After some laps, Krohn caught up with the 3rd positioned driver and did a brave move to take 3rd place. ”Coming out on the straight, the guy in front was trying to fend me off, so I decided to stay on the outside for turn one which is a hairpin called ”Tarzan”. I decided to brake real late into the corner, and thereby managed to snatch 3rd place in a hairy way.” Krohn smiles. From there on, Krohn was pushed hard, but just managed to finish 3rd. What a start to the debut season in Formula Ford.

Race 3 start went bad for Krohn as the Gear-problems emerged once again. But Anders`pace was very high, and after falling back to 7th in the start, was right up there with the leaders after two laps. ”I was really on the move, and just as I had catched up with the leaders, my team mate Henk Vuik got a hole in his radiator causing cooling-fluid to hit my tires. >From there on and in it was like driving on ice.” Krohn remembers. Henk Vuik later retired from the race. Anders Krohn just managed to hold on to 3rd place, finishing 0.061 sec in front of 4th place.

”All in all I am more happy than I thought possible. To come down here and get on the podium right away was just great! I didn`t expect it to come this soon, but most things have been working out very well. Next race we will be seeking even further perfection, and hopefully improve our results even more.” Krohn points out that the close work with the team was the key to the results, and would like to thank Vuik Racing so much for their efforts during this weekend.

Already on Friday April 13th, Anders will be on his way to the Netherlands again for more testing before the next races which will again be held at Circuit Park Zandvoort and the dates being May 26-28. ”I just cannot wait until the continuation of this season. We have kicked it off in a great way, and hope to make it even greater.” Anders Krohn ends.