Tracy Krohn has not been cleared to compete in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, following his hefty shunt during Free Practice on the Mulsanne Straight in the GTE Am class #99 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR.
Krohn Racing released a statement, which reads:
“Krohn Racing is pleased to announce that its principal and driver Tracy W. Krohn has been released from the hospital in Le Mans, France, after a high impact incident on the circuit and was released to return to racing.
“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.
#LeMans24 – The @PatrickDempsey @ProtonRacing team unfortunately has to withdraw their No 99 #911RSR from this year’s @24hoursoflemans following the high impact incident of #TracyKrohn in yesterday’s free practice. @Porsche @FIAWEC pic.twitter.com/UeeSvFFBDz
— Proton Competition (@ProtonRacing) June 13, 2019
“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.”
Krohn’s longstanding driving partner Nic Jonsson and Porsche Factory Driver Patrick Long were scheduled to drive the #99.
This news brings the number of starters for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours down to 61.