Los Angeles, Calif. (July 16, 2018) – Heading to the historic Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut, Scuderia Corsa and the No. Ferrari 488 GT3 will arrive ready for the excitement that the circuit always brings. Participating in the first GT-only race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship season, full-season driver Cooper MacNeil will be joined by endurance teammate Gunnar Jeannette for this round.
At 1.5 miles and seven turns, Lime Rock Park serves as the shortest race in the championship. Combined with the age of the surface and grass-filled runoff areas, the propensity for incidents and contact at Lime Rock Park is higher than usual. With avoiding the chaos playing an integral part of the race, the keys to success will be in managing traffic and developing a well-handling car to navigate the layout.
For Team Owner Giacomo Mattioli, a focus on consistency is top priority as the second half of the season begins.
“Lime Rock provides a perfect venue for us to achieve strong results,” stated Mattioli. “As a GT-only event we’re proud to represent Ferrari. Having Gunnar join us is very welcome, his patience and experience should go a long way at a race known for attrition.”
Official practice will take place this Friday, July 20, with the race on day later on Saturday, July 21. The race will begin at 3PM ET and can be followed live via imsaradio.com or imsa.tv for international viewers, with same-day television coverage at 4PM ET on FS1.
About Scuderia Corsa.
In 2018, Las Vegas-based team expanded its racing efforts to open-wheel, running in the 102nd Indianapolis 500. GT results include: IMSA GTD Champion (2017, 2016, 2015), Grand-AM GT Champion (2013), Pirelli World Challenge GTA Champion (2016), 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-AM Winner (2016), 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-AM Podium (2017, 2015), 12H of Sebring Winner (2016), 12H of Sebring Podium (2018, 2017), 6H of Watkins Glen Winner (2016), 6H of Watkins Glen Podium (2017). Championship winning, Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2012 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo. Follow Scuderia Corsa on Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at @Scuderia.Corsa and ScuderiaCorsa.com.
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