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30/04/2008 - VIR - A weekend to forget...looking forward to be at Laguna Seca!

Eric

The Krohn Racing two-car team did not have the result they had desired at the Bosch Engineering 250 at VIRginia International Raceway for the fourth round of the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.The No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola of team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and Eric van de Poele, finished 12th in today's 77-lap race, despite a drive-thru penalty. The No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola of Nic Jönsson and Ricardo Zonta suffered an electrical component problem and finished 17th in Daytona Prototypes, three laps down from the leaders. The race was won Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, in the No. 01 TELMEX Ganassi Lexus Riley, for the third time this season.

Eric van de Poele, driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola:“I am very disappointed for the team because of the problem on the other car. With our car, we had very good strategy and it worked very well in the beginning with Tracy, where he ran as high as 3rd position. When we did our driver change, Tracy has to take the steering wheel off and I put it back. When I started to leave the pits, the pit speed limiter was not on anymore. So, I was too fast in the pits and had to do a drive-thru penalty. I lost time and that was really a pity because we lost 30 seconds. Then in a battle on the track, a car pushed me off, so I had a spin. The car that spun me got a penalty. By the time I caught back up to the field, I was one lap down. It was over then and I could only stay in 12th. After that, I was just fighting to try to keep my position. It was very good racing, very hard racing. I had fun but was disappointed for the final position. We could have been much better than this. That's racing. We were very lucky with the yellow and everything was perfect. Again, the pit stop was perfect. The car was reliable and no problem. We are looking forward to being at Laguna. We are going to be better than this weekend.”

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