Risi Ferrari reveals driver lineup for Rolex 24 assault

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Risi Ferrari reveals driver lineup for Rolex 24 assault
By: Gary Watkins
Jan 4, 2019, 9:52 AM

The Risi Competizione Ferrari squad will field an all-factory driver line-up in this month's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Davide Rigon and Miguel Molina, all part of the Italian manufacturer's FIA World Endurance Championship squad, will share the US team's Ferrari 488 GTE in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opener on January 26/27. 

All four drove for Risi during its reduced three-race programme in the IMSA GT Le Mans class last season. 

Calado and Pier Guidi raced for Risi at Daytona and then the Sebring 12 Hours in March, while Rigon was also part of the line-up at the first round of the series. 

Molina was brought into the GTLM car on Risi's return to the IMSA ranks for the Petit Le Mans series finale at Road Atlanta in October, which clashed with the Fuji WEC round. 

The Spaniard also drove the team's privateer GT Daytona entry in the 24 Hours at the start of last season.  

Molina and Rigon will drive the car during the official three-day 'Roar Before the 24' test at Daytona, which starts today (Friday).

Team boss Giuseppe Risi said: "All four of these drivers bring a deep knowledge of the Ferrari 488, along with endurance racing experience, and that's what you want at a challenging race like this."

Risi is making its 17th appearance at the Rolex 24 since 1998.

#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Alessandro Pier Guidi

#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Alessandro Pier Guidi

Photo by: Art Fleischmann

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