EVERLY HILLS, Calif. (June 27, 2017) – Looking to continue a 2017 IMSA season that has seen four consecutive podiums to date, Scuderia Corsa will head to this weekend’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen as the defending race winner in class. Reaching the halfway point of the IMSA season, the team is currently second in full-season and North America Endurance Championships.
Closing out a month that has seen the team race four times in five weeks, notably in three countries and scoring podiums at every venue, this weekend’s festivities will be capped off with a special livery, paying tribute to the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
Located in upstate New York’s famous Finger Lakes region, the return to the 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International will signal a return to endurance racing for the entire IMSA series. With the last three rounds serving as traditional “sprint” races, lasting between 100 minutes and three hours, the Six Hours of Watkins Glen will return to the series’ endurance format, putting a premium on patient driving and mechanical reliability. As a circuit featuring long straights and high speed corners, the requirements for precision and risk aversion will be at a premium during the notoriously hot and humid six-hour event.
Adding to the effort, the team will also welcome back Matteo Cressoni, who will continue with the team as their full-season third driver for endurance races.
For driver Christina Nielsen, the championship focus is critical.
“Watkins Glen is definitely one of my favorite tracks that we have on the schedule for the season so I’m very much looking forward to going back there,” stated Nielsen. “It will be nice to have Matteo
back, we haven’t seen him since March and he’s done a great job. Alessandro and I have been on a long trip so far, we’ve done Detroit and the Le Mans, now Watkins Glen and then Mosport right after, so it’s been a lot of racing all summer. Last year was a great race, we won, the team did a great job and we’re getting closer now to first in the championship, so we want to score a good amount of points and we’ll see how it goes on Sunday afternoon.”
Official practice begins this Friday, June 3, with race action taking place on Sunday, July 2 and 11AM ET.
Television coverage for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen begins on FOX Sports 1 at 10 a.m. ET for three hours, followed by three and a half hours of coverage on FOX Sports 2 starting at 1 p.m. ET. It will be streamed live in the U.S. in its entirety on the FOX Sports GO app with FOX Sports 1 authentication, and also will be broadcast live from flag-to-flag on IMSA Radio via IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.
About Scuderia Corsa
2017 Le Mans podium, 2017 Sebring 12H podium, 2016 IMSA GTD Champion, 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 and ScuderiaCorsa.com
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