AUSTIN, Texas (March 10, 2019) – Scuderia Corsa begins its 2019 Ferrari Challenge North America Season with tremendous success, brilliant drives and nine podium finishes at Circuit of The Americas.
Returning to the 3.43-mile track in Austin, Ferrari Challenge North America drivers enjoyed three days of driving on the renowned F1 accredited track.
Scuderia Corsa entered the weekend with immense momentum gaining two pole positions by Cooper MacNeil in Trofeo Pirelli and Mark Fuller in Trofeo Pirelli AM. The team harnessed this energy for Race One walking away with a first place in Trofeo Pirelli AM by Fuller and a second place in Trofeo Pirelli by MacNeil. Scuderia Corsa also clinched top points for Coppa Team Trofeo Pirelli AM, Coppa Ladies Cup and Coppa Gentlemen Trofeo Pirelli AM.
The team returned to the track Sunday with the same vigor for qualifying and Race Two, earning a repeat pole position for MacNeil in Trofeo Pirelli and a first-place overall finish. Eric Marston conquered in Coppa Shell AM achieving pole position and a second-place finish.
Thomas Tippl, Neil Langberg and Joe Sposato had a steady weekend demonstrating the strength and consistency necessary to master the 20-turn course.
For Team Owner Giacomo Mattioli, a successful weekend such as this one is an optimal start to the Ferrari North America Challenge season.
“It is great to start the Ferrari Challenge Season at the F1 track Circuit of the America’s” Mattioli said. “All of our drivers were outstanding this weekend and I am particularly proud of the new that joined Scuderia Corsa from our Drivers Development Program this year. We are looking forward to another great season of Ferrari racing ahead!”
With the race season in full swing Scuderia Corsa is already looking forward to their next event, the Twelve Hours of Sebring from March 13-16 for the IMSA WeatherTech Championship. The team returns to Sebring International Raceway shortly after for Round Two of Ferrari Challenge April 5-7.