BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (October 8, 2018) – Heading to the final event of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Scuderia Corsa will arrive with two Ferrari 488 GT3’s looking to secure a top-five finish in both the Team and Driver’s championships. Competing in the prestigious season-ending Petit Le Mans, a 10-hour test of endurance, drivers Cooper MacNeil and Gunnar Jeannette will be joined by Daniel Serra in the No. 63 Ferrari, while Bill Sweedler, Frankie Montecalvo and Townsend Bell will also return in the No. 64.
Taking place at the historic Road Atlanta, a 2.5-mile, 12-turn course that is known for its treacherous passing opportunities, attrition is historically very high at the event, with a strong focus on simply avoiding incident throughout the first half of the race.
As the closing round of the season, Cooper MacNeil and the entire team behind the No 63 WeatherTech Ferrari 488 GT3 currently sit fourth in Driver and Team standings, with a goal on having a clean race to secure the season-long ranking.
Gunnar Jeannette will continue a role he’s held for much of the season alongside MacNeil, who will be joined by Daniel Serra, who has driven on multiple occasions with Scuderia Corsa, including at Petit Le Mans in 2016.
The No. 64 Ferrari 488 GT3 will continue their campaign in the series’ North American Endurance Cup, with the trio of Bill Sweedler, Frankie Montecalvo and Townsend Bell uniting once again. Competing primarily in endurance events, the No. 64 is looking to build off the top-five earned at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
For Giacomo Mattioli, determination is high to close the year strong.
“It’s always important to close the season with a strong showing,” stated Mattioli. “Petit Le Mans is a very tough and competitive event, and everyone on the team is committed to demonstrating the strength we know we’ve had all year, and bring home a double podium! ”
Practice will begin this Thursday, October 11, with the racing taking place two days later on Saturday, October 13. Live coverage can be found on Saturday at 10:30AM ET via FOX Sports 1, switching to FOX Sports 2 at 12PM until the race’s conclusion at 9:30PM. Continuous coverage can be found on the FOX Sports GO app for viewers in the US, or via imsa.tv for international viewers.
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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