Le Mans, France (June 18, 2019) – Scuderia Corsa finished third at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans marking its fourth podium finish in four appearances at the legendary endurance race as well as a podium finish in the Ferrari Challenge Europe.
In the year that marks 70th anniversary of Ferrari first win at Le Mans, Scuderia Corsa grabbed the final spot on the GTE-AM podium adding to the team’s Le Mans heritage – which includes winning the 2016 race and podium finishes in 2015 and 2017- due to a post-race penalty received by the initial winning team.
WeatherTech Racing Driver Cooper MacNeil, Ferrari Factory Driver Toni Vilander and endurance driver Robert Smith fast and steadily delivered the No. 62 to the finish after gaining nine positions over the 24-hour competition.
Scuderia Corsa began the weekend by fielding five Ferrari 488 Challenge for the first time in Ferrari Challenge Europe and earning a second-place finish in Coppa Shell Am with Mark Fuller. Thomas Tippl, Chris Carel, Eric Marston and Lisa Clark all enjoyed the heritage and the opportunity of running at such a legendary circuit, as well as the opportunity to experience the acclaimed Parade of Drivers in the streets of downtown Le Mans before the race weekend.
For Team Owner Giacomo Mattioli satisfaction comes from another job well done.
“I’m very proud of the Team drivers and crew members” stated Mattioli “They run faultlessly for 24 hours allowing Scuderia Corsa to continue our great tradition at Le Mans. What an amazing event, I am happy that our Ferrari Challenge drivers got a taste of it as well”
The next event for Scuderia Corsa Ferrari is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at WatkinsGlen International June 27-30 with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The race is broadcast live on NBCSN. Follow all the action on Scuderia Corsa social media channels: Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderia.Corsa.
Photo Credit: Roberto Viva, Regis Lefebure