BEVERLEY HILLS, Calif. – Scuderia Corsa has added veteran GT driver and five-time ALMS champion Olivier Beretta to its driver lineup for the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona Int’l Speedway.
The team, which helped Ferrari win the GT manufacturers title in 2012, recently announced its participation in the Rolex 24 with plans to field two cars.
“I am very happy to have Olivier back with us for Daytona,” said team principal Giacomo Mattioli. “His level of experience and success in endurance racing is unsurpassed and makes him a great addition to our team once again. Scuderia Corsa is made up of true competitors, and we plan to give the Daytona fans an exciting race.”
This will be Beretta’s third time behind the wheel of the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. For Daytona, Beretta will join 2012 Ferrari Challenge World Champion Alessandro Balzan, Alessandro Pier Guidi and 2010 Open GT champion Marco Frezza.
The second 458 Italia (No. 64) entered for the Daytona effort will be raced in association with Brazil’s Via Italia Racing Team. The No. 64 will be helmed by Via Italia’s Francisco “Chico” Longo, and racing veterans, Rafa Matos, Daniel Serra and Xandinho Negrao.