BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (July 31, 2017) – With only four races remaining in the 2017 IMSA Championship, Scuderia Corsa and the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 will head to this weekend’s ninth round of competition focusing on bolstering their championship lead. Competing at the historic Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, drivers Christina Nielsen and Alessandro Balzan will arrive with a 17-point lead in the driver’s and team championships and a three-point lead for Ferrari in the Manufacturer’s rankings.
A 62-year old circuit, Road America always provides some of the most exciting racing in the series. As the longest course of the season, the 4-mile configuration is most noted for long, high-speed straights coupled with daring corners, rewarding drivers for their bravery and their precision. A layout that should suit the Ferrari well, the team took a comfortable third-place during last year’s race, and currently holds six podiums in eight races during the 2017 season.
For driver Christina Nielsen, a focus on performance is key for everyone.
“Road America is a circuit where we’re really hoping to show well,” stated Nielsen. “With very long straights, fast corners, and hard braking, you have to be very precise with your driving. Scuderia Corsa has done an excellent job setting the car up all season, and at a track this fast, the setup should prove critical. With the championship winding down every point matters more than ever, so we’re all very focused on maximizing the weekend.”
“We have a solid lead in the championships but we know that it will all come down to the last race “stated Mattioli. “This is the way IMSA designed the Championship and this is how we won the last two. Team is ready and we will focus on execution.”
Official practice begins this Friday, August 4, with race action taking place on Sunday, August 6. Television coverage begins on FOX Sports 1 at 2:30PM ET, and will be streamed live in the U.S. in its entirety on the FOX Sports GO app with FOX authentication, and also will be broadcast live from flag-to-flag on IMSA Radio via IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.
About Scuderia Corsa
2017 Le Mans podium, 2017 6H of Watkins Glen podium, 2017 12H of Sebring podium, 2016 IMSA GTD Champion, 2016 24Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am winner, 2016 6H of Watkins Glen Winner, 2016 12H of Sebring Winner, 2016 Pirelli World Challenge GTA Champion, 2015 24Hours of Le Mans Podium, 2015 IMSA GTD and 2013 Grand-AM GT championship-winning team Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2013 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo. Follow Scuderia Corsa on Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, on Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderiacorsaferrari and ScuderiaCorsa.com
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