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Anders KrohnRound 8

Qualifying report
After four practice sessions, we felt confident that we had a car that could put us towards the front of the field. The only thing was, nobody told us that parts of the track was still damp from the rain shower the night before, and that there was a river floating across the track in one of the corners. I headed out on track and quickly found out that the track was incredibly slippery. With every lap gone by, lap times got lower and lower and we found ourselves in P2 for most of the session. Right towards the end, some other teams took a gamble and went out on another set of new tires. This improved their times massively and we got relegated to P5 at the end of the session. Not where we wanted to be, but still something to race for.

Race report
I made a terrible start from P5 and immediately fell down to P7 before the first corner, but started my recovery heading into turn two. I took the inside line and looked set to take over sixth place when the car on the outside spun his car and went nose first into my side pod. I was very lucky that the side pod took most of the beating, and the rear toe only got slightly altered. From there on it was one of those races where everybody runs on a string and no passes are being made. With three laps to go there was a safety car period, and a few corners after the drop of the green flag I managed to make a pass and sit in P5 as the last lap started. The race was not over by a long shot yet though. On the entry to a high speed left hander, I ran too wide and went straight off the track. I managed to get the car back on track, but with the field bunched up from the safety car, I crossed the finish line in a disappointing 10thplace. Making a mistake like that is not good at all, but I’ve learned a lesson for sure.

Round 9

Qualifying report
The session was held late at night on Saturday and the track proved to be very fast. The session lacked any sort of drama, but I also never really got a great feeling when driving around. The first half of the session we were on the pace, but got shuffled back to a disappointing P8 when other teams switched to new tires for the latter half of the session. All the guys at Mundill and I were hoping that the Sunday race would make up for themisfortunes throughout the Saturday.

Race report
Finally, I managed to get a good start off the line and after spending turn one on the very outside of the track I found myself in P6. A few corners later I was challenging for fifth, but any illusion of a top five finish got lost when I was hit from behind going into a tight chicane. I spun off the track and fell to the back of the field. The first few laps I was not happy with the car at all, but around mid race the balance was improved and I posted a lap time that was third quickest. I did not manage to climb quite as high up as I would have liked to, but brought the car home in 12thand at least got some points.

Weekend thoughts
It was an exceptionally tough weekend and unfortunately we dropped from P6 to P8 in the championship battle. There should still be room to improve in the standings before the end of the season as four rounds remain though. I think that the guys at Mundill did a great job in giving me a car that could handle the abuse of the Autobahn track. Most people involved in motorsports know that Sebring in Florida is known as one of the bumpiest and most demanding tracks in North America. Well guess what, this track is even rougher than Sebring and is cause for a very interesting car set up as well as a difficult task for the mechanics to keep the car running. I liked the track, but desperately wanted to be higher up on the sheets. We’ll move on from this and put all of our efforts to succeeding at the next event.

Next event
On August 16thwe will enjoy one of the most high profile events of the season; The Grand Prix Trois Rivieres in Quebec, Canada. The race will be held in the streets, and will represent my first ever street race in an open-wheel car. My previous street racing experience is limited to the 2002 Monaco Kart Grand Prix. I’ve only heard great things about this event and the crowd turnout is supposed to be very good, so I’m very excited. Being that it is a street race, there will be very little room for driver errors, much like on the ovals. I’m looking forward to a new challenge and together with the Mundill crew we’ll push even harder than before and aim for the top.

Mentions
I’d like to thank Mundill for their hard work throughout the season, and would love to be able to give them another win as the season draws to an end. My sponsors Trallfa Industries and Colosseum Dental should also be mentioned. They have been with me since the start of 2007 as my main sponsors, and were the first companies that enabled me to go open-wheel racing. Antenor and ZAT Graphics are new partners for this year, and I look forward to my continued work with them.

I’ll be back with another news update soon, but until then, check out www.anderskrohn.com

Anders KrohnCompleting 100 laps of racing under the lights, Norwegian racer Anders Krohn finished sixth in round seven of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear at Iowa Speedway. The race started in dramatic fashion when the 21-year old was involved in a crash before the drop of the green flag, but luckily only sustained front wing damage and could finish the race.

Following oval racing traditions, all drivers got two timed laps each in the single car Qualifying session. Krohn had a clean run, but was affected by a heavy gust of wind on the backstretch and only managed to put the car ninth on the sheets. The Mundill crew felt confident for the race and not too concerned about the less than ideal starting position. Two weeks earlier they had started seventh and won the race at the Milwaukee Mile.

After three warm up laps, the race looked ready to start with Krohn on the inside of row five. As the field accelerated for the start of the race, several front runners suddenly slowed down and Krohn had nowhere to go but hit the car in front of him. The other car had to retire from the race following the hit, but Krohn could carry on despite front nose and wing damage. The race was to be one of the wildest Krohn had ever witnessed, but he managed to dodge any further drama en route to a good points scoring race.

“I was very lucky to get away from the start crash the way I did. From there on the car was decent when driving alone, but very difficult to drive in traffic, so I decided to drive a conservative race and get points. All the guys at Mundill did an excellent job, and I feel confident we would have been higher up in the standings had it not been for the damage. I’d like to thank Mundill for their continued support, as well as my sponsors Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental, Antenor and ZAT Graphics.” Ended Krohn, who currently sits seventh in points, only 11 points behind third.

Rounds eight and nine of the Star Mazda Championship will be held on July 25&26 at AutbahnCountry Club, just outside Chicago, Illinois.

Round three of the Star Mazda Championship at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT did not go according to plan for Mundill and their driver Anders Krohn. Qualifying seventh, Mundill and Krohn were looking forward to fighting for top honors in the 22-lap race. However, a clutch problem in the start of the race threw the team an unexpected curve ball.

Mundill battled several mechanical issues in the test sessions, but improved the car massively for qualifying. Krohn managed to qualify seventh, a mere eight tenths of a second from pole position. A field of 33 cars took to the grid for Saturday’s race, with Krohn piloting the #27 Mundill/Trallfa /Colosseum car from row four. As the start procedure began, Krohn’s clutch started gripping, causing him to start moving prior to the green lights being shown. The 21 year old Norwegian spent the first two laps in sixth position before receiving a Stop and Go penalty, relegating him to the back of the field.

Once back on track, Krohn started gaining positions with some crowd pleasing moves. Krohn eventually crossed the finish line in an impressive 12thposition, having set the fourth quickest race lap despite spending most of his race in traffic. “This was another difficult weekend for us.” Said Krohn, reflecting on the start of the 2009 season. “We fought through mechanical issues in the test sessions and managed to qualify not too far off the leaders. I was looking forward to a race where I could fight it out at the front of the field, but the clutch problem prevented me from doing so. It’s a shame to have another weekend like this, but we will do everything we can to turn our luck around. I’ve got some great guys behind me at Mundill, and with the continued support of my sponsors Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental, Antenor and ZAT Graphics I feel confident we can turn it around together.” Ended Krohn, who currently lies 9thin Overall points, and 5thin Rookie points.

The next two races in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear will be held at New Jersey Motorsports Park on June 13 and 14.

Rounds 9 and 10 of the US Formula 2000 Championship at Road America did not go as planned for Anders Krohn and his team, Andersen Racing. Having to retire from race one in the first corner and starting 37th in the second race was not what they had hoped for. “It was a very difficult weekend for the entire team and myself. All we can do is learn from the races that just went by, and look forward to the next ones.” Said Krohn briefly following the completion of the Road America weekend.

Qualifying for Race 1 went well, and Anders managed to qualify on the front row with his factory Van Diemen car, missing pole position by a mere tenth of a second. “Qualifying was a massive draft battle. It was hard to find a position that would give you a draft all the way around the track, but I was lucky and found just that. It will be exciting to see what we can make of it in the race. The team is doing an excellent job with the car set-up, and hopefully my driving will be likewise.” Commented Krohn.

Race 1 started very well with the 41-car grid rolling down the long front-straight. Heading into turn one, Anders passed the polesitter through late braking, and looked set to grab the lead with an outside move around the corner. The last word was not said though, as the polesitter came back mid corner and squeezed Anders further to the outside, before eventually hitting and driving over his front right suspension, ending both their races in turn one. “Being taken out of the race on the first lap and in the first corner is not what I had in mind at all. I was off to a good start, and then I outbraked the polesitter for the lead. It’s a great shame that this had to happen, specially regarding the loss of championship points. We ha ve to handle with it, and I am sure we will come back strong tomorrow.” Said Krohn.

Qualifying for Race 2 seemed just like a continuation of Saturday’s luck, as Anders was involved in an incident while outbraking and passing a slower car. Anders was on the inside for turn 8, but the other involved competitor reportedly didn’t see Krohn in his mirrors prior to the pass, and turned in. This would end Krohn’s qualifying session before it had really got going, and he would have to start 37th for Sunday’s race. “It looks like we have a massive task on our hands for today’s race. My main goal for the race will be just finishing and hopefully bagging some points for the championship.” Said a slightly frustrated Krohn following qualifying for round 10 of the US Formula 2000 Championship.

Race 2 was to be a very dramatic race. Anders got off to a fantastic start once again, and over the first few laps he gained several positions each lap. But four laps into the race, the rear part of his front shock cover came loose and thereby blocking most of his frontal view. Passing was harder to do, but he still managed to get a couple of more positions in the bag when the safety-car was deployed. Following the restart, the two cars in front of Anders clashed, leaving Anders with nowhere else to go than the grass on the outside of turn three. With this, he lost five positions that he would have to make up later in the race. He did just that, and managed to finish the race in 12th, having advanced 25 positions in 10 green flag laps. “Today’s race was a compilation of hard charging, passing and moments that almost happened. I am glad for Andersen Racing and my sponsors that we were able to bag at least a few points for the championship chase.” Anders said after completing round 10 of the 14 round championship.

Anders Krohn still leads the US Formula 2000 Championship by a healthy margin, but the lead has been decreased. The Road America race weekend was not what Andersen Racing nor Anders Krohn expected, but in racing there will allways be ups and downs. “First of all I want to thank Andersen Racing for staying supportive and 100% focused during a difficult weekend like this. Special thanks goes to my mechanic and engineer, Chuck Lessick and Marc Maurini respectively, for pushing for perfection and always being able of getting my car back on track in perfect state. I would also like to thank my main sponsors Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental and Kruse Smith. They stay with me through both the good and bad, and luckily most of this s eason has been very good. In fact, this is the very first weekend this year that I haven’t won a race! I can’t wait to get to the next event now, and I feel certain we will be right up there once again, continuing to fight for race wins and the championship.”

Rounds 11&12 will be held at Mosport in Ontario, Canada on August 23-24.

As rounds 7 and 8 of the US Formula 2000 Championship came to a close, Anders Krohn once again proved he was the quickest driver in the field, after having won the first race at the very technical Mid Ohio Raceway and stormed through the field to take fourth in the second race. Anders continues to pull away in the championship battle.“It was a special weekend where we dominated race one, but starting at the back of the field in race two prevented us from repeating the feat.” Anders said.

Qualifying for Race 1 went according to plan for the Andersen Racing crew and Anders Krohn driving the No.9 Van Diemen race car. Anders was able to set a fast lap a full seven tenths up on the next competitor, and also crushed the previous track record with his time of 1m24,909sec. Said Krohn just after qualifying “In the first part of qualifying I was not happy with my car, but after some changes in the pits, I managed to put one quick lap that no one could match.”

Race 1 went Anders’ way as he managed to stay in the lead through two safety-car periods, and won the race by 2,5 seconds in a two lap dash to the checkered after another full course caution was completed. Multiple accidents were the cause of the safety-car periods, and only a handful of green flag laps were driven. “This is one of those races you just need to complete, but don’t enjoy too much. Winning is allways good and we showed our pace by pulling out huge gaps after every full course yellow, but sitting behind the safety-car for the majority of the race is never fun.” Anders commented after winning his fifth race of the season.

In Qualifying for Race 2, rain fell hard and Anders put on the rain tires for the first time in his Formula 2000 career. However, the stint was short lived when he made an unusual mistake and went off track. Therefore, he did not get any laps in, and would have to start towards the end of the field in the second race of the Mid Ohio weekend. “It was a stupid mistake, and I want to apologize to the team. With the mistake already done, now I just need to focus on doing a good job in the race.” A clearly disappointed Krohn said.

Race 2 was to become one of the most entertaining races of the season as Anders had his work cut out by having to start 29th on the grid. Quickly after the green flag dropped, Anders started working his way through the field with impressive speed and passing moves. Half way through the race he was up to 9th when the safety-car was put on track. Going green again, Anders made his way up to 4th and quickly caught the leading trio. But unfortunately as he was ready to attack the lead pack, the checkered flag fell and he had to settle for 4th. It was an impressive showing by Anders Krohn, storming through the field to gain 25 places in 10 green flag laps. “This was the most fun race I have ever driven! I pushed 100% every inch of the race, and we made it all the way up to fourth. I made some good passes early on, and kept going. It’s a shame we didn’t have three or four more laps.” Ended Krohn, who also set the best race lap almost a second clear of anyone else.

Another impressive weekend completed for Anders Krohn, who is sponsored by Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental and Kruse Smith. He is pulling away at the top of the Championship and now has a 102 point gap to the nearest rival.

Next up for Anders Krohn is a symposium with IndyCar team Rahal Letterman Racing, where he will meet Bobby Rahal and several of his key staff. “It’s a good opportunity for me to learn and get feedback from the very top of motorsports. I enjoyed my last meeting with them, and I look forward to the upcoming one. It can help me a lot for the future, so I am thrilled to get this opportunity.”

Rounds 9&10 of the US Formula 2000 Championship will be held at famous Road America in Wisconsin on August 2-3. He will then be seeking to further extend his points lead in his rookie season of Formula 2000 racing. “I would like to thank my sponsors once again for supporting me through this adventure. They make it happen, and I appreciate it beyond words. Now I want to prove their support right once again, by doing a good job at Road America.” Said Anders Krohn.

Anders Krohn has just concluded his very first racing weekend in America, and in the US Formula 2000 Championship. The weekend could not have gone any better, with Anders capturing the win in both races together with Andersen Racing at Virginia International Raceway. ”I am absolutely over the moon about these results! We have worked very hard and to see that pay off in my very first Formula 2000 weekend is fantastic. And now to walk away from this weekend with the Championship lead is great!” said Anders shortly after finishing race 2.

The weekend saw one of the biggest fields in the formula car world with 44 entries lined up for the races. There is yet more to come, as a total af 62 has registered for the US Formula 2000 Championship. Anders Krohn is driving for Andersen Racing, the Van Diemen factory team. In addition to this, the team also runs cars in Indy Lights and is the official development team for IndyCar team Rahal Letterman Racing.

Qualifying for race 1 went allright for Anders, albeit with some handling issues with his car. Still, Krohn was able to put the car in on P2 for race 1, a very respectable place to start his F2000 career. ”We sat the car up based on the information we gathered through testing the last couple of days, but unfortunatly the track changed overnight and we had rather big oversteer the whole qualifying session.” Anders commented.

Race 1 and Anders was off to a blistering start, capturing the lead into turn 1. Already at the end of lap one, the safety car had to go out on track as a massive pile up had occurred in turn 1 further back in the field. With Anders leading the field at the restart, he was quickly able to pull out a gap of 2 seconds to the nearest competitor, and held his position until the chequered flag fell. In other words, a perfect start to Krohn`s Anmerican racing debut. ”This was absolutely great. The start of the race was key, and I was able to pull out a gap right out of the box. From there on in, I just tried to control the race, which worked out very nice indeed. It`s a fantastic feeling to be able to win my first race in the U.S, but now all focus is on the qualifying and race tomorrow.” said Krohn.

Qualifying for race 2 was alot better for Anders Krohn, and despite some red-flag periods he was able to put in one good lap to score pole position for race 2 and three extra points in the bag even before the race had started. ”I am really happy with my car now, and we have to try and carry that momentum into the race later this afternoon.” said a satisfied yet focused Krohn.

Race 2 started in the best possible fashion for Anders as he once again took the lead heading into turn 1. This time, the race went green all the way, and Anders Krohn led from lights to flag. But it was hard fighting, and pushing was needed all the way to get the big win. Krohn also set the fastest lap time of the race to score two extra points in addition to 50 points for winning the race. Said Krohn ”What a weekend it has been! My first two races in the U.S and in Formula 2000, and being able to walk away from that with two wins is awesome. For the second race my car was really great, and I could push the car without it fading away.”

Anders Krohn now leads the US Formula 2000 Championship as he is heading into the second race weekend of the championship at Road Atlanta on May 10-11. Together with Andersen Racing, Anders is putting all his efforts towards the upcoming races, and will bring his new knowledge from Virginia International Raceway with him to Road Atlanta. ”Now all the hard work begins, towards Road Atlanta. It will be a very challenging track, and we have to try and get up to pace as fast as possible. With that being said, I would like to thank Andersen Racing and Allied for their great efforts, and my personal sponsors Trallfa Industries, Colosseum Dental and Kruse Smith for making this happen. Off to the next one!” Krohn ends.

Anders KrohnIn a press-conference today at the Trallfa Industrier AS headquarters, It was revealed that Anders Krohn will be driving the US Formula 2000 Championship with Van Diemen factory team Andersen Racing in 2008. ”I am beyond happy about this! It has been an exciting off season, and I am glad to have been able to put this package together.” said Anders Krohn

2007 was a great debut year in single seaters for Anders, in which he secured 6 race wins, 9 pole positions and 11 podiums from 15 races to secure the Runner-Up spot in the Dutch&Benelux Formula Ford Championships. The wish was to move further up the racing ladder for 2008, and after a test with the Andersen Racing crew at Sebring International Raceway in Florida early January, it was clear that Formula 2000 and Andersen Racing was the highest wish. ”The staff at Andersen Racing were truly professional and the Formula 2000 car was great to drive. I had two great days with the team at Sebring, and we were right up there in the timesheets, so it couldn`t have gone much better” said an enthusiastic Krohn about the test.

On January 17th, Krohn signed a deal with Andersen Racing to drive the US Formula 2000 Championship (F2000 Championship Series presented by Hoosier Racing Tire). A well known and respected step in the Formula-car world, Formula 2000 has been the choice of many now-professional drivers. The 2008 season will consist of 14 races being held over 7 weekends, including famous events such as the Grand Prix of Cleveland, Grand Prix of Mosports and tracks such as Road America and Virginia International Raceway. In 2007, there were over 30 cars at each event, and with even more cars set to enter for 2008, it will be one of the largest fields in todays Formula-car world. ”Everything will be new for me this year. New car, new tracks, new team, new country and new culture. I am looking forward to every bit of it, and I am sure I will be able to do a good job together with the Andersen Racing crew. The fields this year will be huge, so it will be huge challenge to stay up there in every race in order to challenge for a top position in the Championship.” Anders said.

As well as fielding cars in the Formula 2000 and the Indy Pro Series, Andersen Racing is also the official development team for IndyCar team Rahal Letterman Racing. Anders will benefit from this through several symposiums with Bobby Rahal and his key staff. ”It`s the perfect opportunity for me to learn from the best, and hopefully good results in 2008 will lead to some doors being opened for the future.” said a happy Anders Krohn regarding the driver program put together by Andersen Racing and Rahal Letterman Racing.

The first race of the season will be held on April 19-20 at Virginia International Raceway. But before that time, Anders will test his brand new Van Diemen race car to be fully prepared together with the Andersen Racing team, for a tough 2008 season.

”I think we are headed into a great season, racing in the USA. It would not have happened without the help of my main sponsors Trallfa Industrier AS, Colosseum Dental AS and Kruse Smith AS, nor without the help from Andersen Racing. I am hoping to carry on the positive progression from 2007, and to be able to fight for wins also in 2008. This is a dream come true for me, and I am going to make sure I make good use of it.” ended Anders Krohn.

In front of 98.000 spectators, Anders Krohn took a dominant win in the season finale in the Dutch & Benelux Formula Ford Championship, held at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. The winning margin was a huge 5,127 seconds. ”I am absolutely thrilled about the race. After a brief Safety-Car period, I took the lead and after that never looked back. It`s only a shame we missed out on the Championship title by one single point, as we have been the dominant force in the second half of the season.” Krohn says

Qualifying went very well indeed for Anders Krohn, setting the fastest time for both races by a margin of over 0,4 seconds. With this, Krohn has captured 9 pole positions in only 15 races. ”We are always able to do a great job with qualifyings. The car works really good and I am using the new tires to its fullest. I am really happy for the pole positions, and it comes to show the great speed we have.” ends a happy Krohn.

Race 1 and the rain had fell. It was decision time in the pits on whether to go on used or new rain tires, with Anders Krohn and his team choosing the latter of the two options. This decision would prove to be the wrong one as the track dried up more than expected. As the start went, Anders was able to take the lead and by lap 2 had a gap of some 2 seconds. On lap 3 however, the problems started and Krohn rushed down the order to eventually finish 4th with destroyed tires. ”This was just one of those races which you want to forget as soon as possible. After lap 2, the car was undriveable, so I swithced from race-winning modus, to stay-on-the-track modus. I am looking forward to tomorrows race.” said Krohn directly after the race.

Race 2 was filled with sun and a fully packed stadium. Krohn got off to yet another good start to lead until the end of lap 1 when he was slipstreamed and overtaken. A few seconds later, the Safety-Car signs came out following a huge crash in the Audi-S chicane. After the restart, Krohn quickly retook the lead and started pulling out a gap, to eventually finishing 5,127 seconds in front of the second placed driver. With this, it looked like Anders had the Benelux Championship sealed, but when two drivers went off on the penultimate lap, promoting Championship leader to 5th, Krohn lost the championship by a mere point. ”This was maybe my best victory this season! Huge crowds and sponsors at the event set the stage, and then to go out and dominate in the way we did, is nothing short of fantastic! It`s only a shame about the Championship. We have been so fast for the majority of the season, but haven`t quite had the luck of the championship-winner.” were Krohn`s immidiate thoughts after the race.

Both the Dutch and Benelux Championships are now concluded, with Anders Krohn as runner-up in both Championships. It has been a great debut year in single-seaters for Anders, capturing 9 pole positions, 6 race wins and 11 podiums in 15 races. Krohn has been the dominant force the latter part of the season, winning 5 of the seasons last 6 races. ”It has been a brilliant first year in formula-cars. With all the podiums, race wins and pole positions, I couldn`t ask for too much more except for the Championship title. But I`m keeping my eyes straight for the moment as the Formula Ford Festival is coming up soon, and I want to do my best at the worlds biggest Formula Ford race.” ends Krohn

The Formula Ford Festival will be held at Brands Hatch in Great Britain on October 20-21.

Anders Krohn has just completed his first visit to the famous Spa Francorchamps-track in Belgium, and coming home with mixed emotions. Another two podiums, but not the outcome Krohn had hoped for.

The Spa-circuit was totally different from what Anders had ever driven on, but it was clear from practice-session one that this was to be no big disadvantage. In qualifying, Vuik Racing and Anders Krohn put their car on pole-position for both Race 1 and Race 2 with two stunning flying laps. On pole for Race 1 with 0.569 sec and just over 0.4 sec for Race 2. This now means Krohn has had pole-position for the last 4 races this season. ”It just seems like we are able to pull something extra out of our hat in qualifying compared to the competition. Once again, my car was nothing but perfect!” says an optimistic Krohn after qualifying.

Race 1 was to be Anders` first encounter with a wet track, and rain-tyres. His start was terrible falling back to 5th by the entrance of Eau Rouge, only to regain to 2nd in a real late braking manouvre in the coming right-left section. After that Krohn finished his first race in the rain in 2nd place, not quite capable of moving up to 1st. ”The rain on the track was unbelievable. When it rains at Spa, it rains big-time! I couldn`t see anything. Behind the leader I couldn`t even see my own pitboard, not to mention the checquered flag. When the leader slowed down on the start/finish straigh, I realised that the race was over, not before.” says a happy Krohn, which did a close to perfect first race in the rain.

Race 2 must go down in the history books as one of the most special. The race started off in a good way for Anders, who took the start from pole and held on to the lead for the first half of the race. Mid-way in the race the 2nd placed driver was about 100 metres behind Anders, and thereby managed to catch Anders`draft. From here on it was a tough battle for 1st, and it looked like Anders closed the battle when he passed on the outside coming into Eau Rouge 2 laps before the end. However, on the last lap Anders was slipstreamed on the straight and passed easily, with no chance of answering before the chequered flag was shown. ”It was a highly special race, and also a bit irritating, as I was faster in the corners, but could not escape the incredible slipstream-effects of Spa Francorchamps. On the last lap on the longest straigh, I was not only slipstreamed, but totally passed many metres before the upcoming corner, and then there was nothing more to be done!”

After the race though, controversy rose, when the 1st-placed driver was penalised for a jump-start, meaning the victory was given to Anders Krohn. However, Racing is sometimes a harsh world and suddenly the penalty was taken away. ”It`s strange how you can escape from a thing like that. Many drivers and marshals could confirm the jump-start, but somehow it was no longer a thing to be penalised for.”

Anders Krohn comes home from a successful weekend, but knowing that it should have been just that tad better. ”We have really shown our speed now. Coming to a new track and putting it on pole by over half a second, shows that we are doing something right. I am also happy with my pace in the wet, without ever having driven on it, and the set-up of the car being as good on wet as on the dry.”

Krohn has now moved up to 2nd in the Benelux Formula Ford Championship and hoping to improve further when the Benelux champs continues at Zolder on August 4th and 5th. But first up for Krohn are the coming rounds in the Dutch Championship, which will be held at Assen NL on July 7th and 8th. ”I`m really looking forward to the coming races. We have great speed and now it`s just a matter of putting the pieces into the puzzle.”

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.