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16/03/2010 - Sebring 12 Hours 2010

2009 - Sebring 12 h

Krohn Racing and Risi Competizione, both of Houston, Texas, are partnering for a fourth season to field a Ferrari 430 GTE in the very competitive GT2 class at both Sebring and ALMS Monterey 6-hour race on May 22. The threesome finished third at the 2008 running of the once-around-the-clock Central Florida historic enduro race and was sixth in class last year. Additional, the three Risi-Krohn drivers will also compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, seeking a third podium finish in four years. The Risi-Krohn Ferrari finished second in 2007 and third in 2009 at the classic French endurance race.

ERIC VAN DE POELE, Risi-Krohn Ferrari Driver:

How do you feel about being back with Tracy and Nic as co-drivers and with a team you have had much success (with both Risi Competizione and with Risi-Krohn)?

This is again a fantastic privilege to join this race with such a great team. I'm looking forward to be back in the car with my 'green' usual teammates! And I cannot wait to be back with Risi Competizione. I grabbed so many successes with Giuseppe's Team in the past; it is definitely synonym with podium.

What is the toughest or best part of the Sebring race track (as in the most satisfying to get it right)?

I always believe that the 12 Hours of Sebring is the hardest race of the year. It is a 12-hours sprint race. The conditions are very warm and humid in general, and it is a very demanding racetrack -- fast, bumpy and narrow. Of course, we must be aware of the LMP cars and avoid any small mistakes that could penalize us with extra stops in the pits.

What make driving the Ferrari 430 GTE car so special, especially at Sebring?

I had the chance to win overall with a Ferrari in 1995, and of course I will never forget that. So, to be back again at Sebring with Ferrari is already special. It is the last year of the Ferrari 430. It means that this car has been developed during many years and is nearly perfect. Last year already, this car was very nice to drive and competitive. I expect even more fun and efficiency this year.

The 12 Hours of Sebring will be broadcast live on SPEED from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and 2:00-11:00 p.m. ET. American Le Mans Radio and Live Timing & Scoring will be available at americanlemans.com.

For more information, please go to www.krohnracing.net, www.risicompetizione.com or www.americanlemans.com.

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