November 1, 2016 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – At this weekend’s Ferrari Racing Days at Homestead-Miami Speedway near Miami, Florida, Scuderia Corsa will field five 458 Challenge cars – including two new entries who will challenge for Trofeo Pirelli victory.
Joining Scuderia Corsa at Homestead will be Martin Fuentes, the newly crowned 2016 Pirelli World Challenge GT-A champion in the No. 07 Scuderia Corsa / HUBLOT Ferrari 458 GT3. Also joining the team will be sports car race winner Cooper MacNeil who will be driving the No. 22 WeatherTech Ferrari 458 Challenge. MacNeil, who has raced extensively in the Pirelli World Challenge, IMSA and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be making his first start with Scuderia Corsa.
Additionally, Scuderia Corsa will enter Wei Lu in the No. 99, who finished second at the previous Ferrari Challenge race weekend at Lime Rock and Brazilian driver, Francisco Longo, a 24H of Daytona veteran, will drive the No. 19.
Karl Williams will drive the No. 106, who also scored a podium finish at Lime Rock. Karl is chasing his third podium finish as a product of Scuderia Corsa’s Driver Development Program, which provides a complete solution for drivers looking to get onto the track for the first time. Utilizing the same engineering staff used in Scuderia Corsa’s IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge programs, the Driver Development Program prepares early-stage drivers for participation in the Ferrari Challenge.
“I am glad that Martin and Cooper are joining us for the remaining Ferrari Challenge season” said Giacomo Mattioli, Scuderia Corsa Team Owner. “With their experience, they add to the strength of our team. I look forward to watching them, as well as Wei, Francisco and Karl to battle it out for the win.”
At Ferrari Racing Days, the Ferrari Challenge series is joined by the F1 Cliente and XX Programme to make a special weekend of Ferraris on track. This is ahead of the Finali Mondiali on December 1-4, which for the first time, will be held in North America at Daytona International Speedway.
About Scuderia Corsa
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 andScuderiaCorsa.com
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