August 3, 2016 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Scuderia Corsa drivers Christina Nielsen and Alessandro Balzan have turned the page on a frustrating result at Lime Rock Park and are eagerly anticipating this weekend’s race at the famous Road America.
With a healthy 13-point lead in the GT-Daytona championship, Nielsen and Balzan remain in a strong position in the championship even after Lime Rock. However, the objective of Scuderia Corsa remains the same – to chase victory and score maximum points at each of the remaining races.
The challenging Road America circuit is a drivers favorite, with a combination of technical corners, long straightaways, and elevation changes. It’s most famous corner, the ‘Kink’, is a high speed right-handed corner with minimal runoff that will provide a true test for the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3. The four-mile circuit features numerous long straightaways and very fast corners, putting a large emphasis on high-speed cornering capabilities and top speed – meaning Nielsen and Balzan will be flat out in their quest to get to the podium for the fifth time this season.
“I’m looking forward to Road America,” said Nielsen. “Road America is a cool environment, especially with the fans. It’s an old-school track with a great combination of corners, and it just has great flow. I think top speed will be our biggest issue, but it’s out of our control. We are hoping for more points and another podium – we have our eyes on the podium.”
At last season’s IMSA race at Road America, the team prevailed with a fourth-place finish that helped Scuderia Corsa narrowly win the GT-Daytona championship.
“It will be a challenge with the top speed, but we will push to the maximum this weekend at Road America,” said Balzan. “To drive a Ferrari at this historic track is a wonderful experience, and I am looking forward to return in Elkhart Lake to drive the new Ferrari 488 GT3 on the many fast corners where it is really great to rely on the grip and car’s handling. We’ll need to use all of its capabilities to get the maximum result and keep pushing for the Championship points. The competition wants to win the championship as much as we do so every point is important.”
The two hour and forty-minute race from Road America will be broadcast live on Sunday, August 7 at 4:00 PM ET on FOX Sports1. Qualifying will be streamed live on Saturday, August 6 at 3:45 PM ET on IMSA.tv.
About Scuderia Corsa
2016 24Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am winner, 2015 24Hours of Le Mans Podium, 2015 IMSA GTD and 2013 Grand-AM Rolex GT championship-winning team Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2013 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo.
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