Le Mans 24 Hours – Discovering the 488 GTE #83 of DH Racing

5 June 2017

Le Mans 24 Hours – Discovering the 488 GTE #83 of DH Racing

Maranello, 5 June 2017 – Ferrari.com is continuing its journey among the crews due to take part in the next 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of a Prancing Horse car. Staying with the GTE-Am class we are going to take a close look at the 488 GTE no. 83 of DH Racing, which in fact will compete in the colours of the Krohn Racing Team on the occasion of the French classic.
 
The team. DH Racing was founded in 2016 with a first aim of winning the Asian Le Mans Series championship. The team competed with two cars and triumphed with Michele Rugolo. Its victory in the championship secured it a place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for which occasion the car has been handed over to members of the Krohn Racing team. The car will be in green colour and crewed by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Andrea Bertolini.
 
Bertolini. Andrea Bertolini was born in Sassuolo (Modena) on 1 December 1973 and made his debut at 11 years old in the minikart category. In 2001 he had his first outing in GT races and the following year at the wheel of the Ferrari 360 Modena of team JMB in which he came fourth. In 2003, with the same team, he won the N-GT title while the following year he became a test driver for Scuderia Ferrari. It was at this time that the development of the Maserati MC12 began. He competed in this car in the last four races of the 2005 season together with Mika Salo. Bertolini ended up winning virtually everything with the Maserati. With Ferrari he took the laurels at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 in the 458 Italia GTE of SMP Racing along with the Russians Aleksey Basov and Victor Shaytar.
 
Jonsson. Niclas Jonsson is a Swedish driver born in 1967 who began his career in Europe with Formula 3 and became closely linked to US-based Tracy Krohn. This is also Jonsson’s twelfth time at Le Mans, and he has as a second place to his name, achieved in 2007 with F430 GT2 of Risi Competizione along with Krohn and Colin Braun and two thirds in 2009 (with Krohn and Eric Van De Poele) and in 2012 (with the 458 Italia GTE of Krohn Racing together with Krohn and Michele Rugolo).
 
Krohn. Tracy Krohn, an American driver born in 1954 also has plenty of experience, a long-term feature of the US motor sport scene. He has wins to his name both in the Grand-Am and IMSA championships. Tracy will be competing in the French classic for the twelfth time, the ninth in a Ferrari. He was second in 2007 with a F430 GT2 of Risi Competizione together with Nic Jonsson and Colin Braun and was third twice, firstly in 2009 (with Jonsson and Eric Van De Poele) and then in 2012 (with the 458 Italia GTE of Krohn Racing together with Jonsson and Michele Rugolo).