The number of starters for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours has been reduced to 61 following the withdrawal of the No. 99 Krohn-liveried Dempsey Proton Porsche 911 RSR.
Krohn Racing released a statement revealing that driver and team owner Tracy Krohn has not been medically cleared to compete in this weekend’s race following his hefty shunt during Free Practice on the Mulsanne Straight.
“Krohn Racing is pleased to announce that its principal and driver Tracy Krohn has been released from the hospital in Le Mans after a high-impact incident on the circuit and was released to return to racing,” the statement read. “The FIA, according to its protocol, has mandated that Mr. Krohn refrain from racing in FIA events for a period of at least 1 week until such time as the mandatory protocol has been completed.
“Mr. Krohn will respect the protocol and will therefore not compete in this year’s 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.”
Contrary to the rumors that Krohn was hit by an LMP2 car, causing the off into the barriers, it has emerged that it was a single-car incident, which happened after confusion caused by a white flag.
Nic Jonsson and Porsche factory driver Patrick Long were scheduled to drive the No. 99 alongside Tracy Krohn. The team was frantically preparing a spare car for the race prior to this announcement.