BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Giacomo Mattioli, team principal of the 2013 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT champion Scuderia Corsa racing team, has announced the team’s driver roster for the Rolex 24 on Jan. 25-26, 2014.
“I am pleased to share with you that we will have a very talented group of drivers in our three cars at the Rolex 24 at Daytona,” Mattioli said. “Thanks to the Ferrari Factory, Toni Vilander will be joining Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal in the No. 63 Ferrari 458 Italia together with Lorenzo Case. John Farano and David Empringham will join Rod Randall and Ken Wilden in the No. 64. I am also pleased to have Francisco Longo and his Via Italia team returning to Daytona with us in the No. 65.”
Joining Francisco Longo in the No. 65 car will be Daniel Serra, Xandinho Negrao and Marcos Gomes.
“We are very excited to see such a strong representation for Ferrari at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the historic first event of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship,” said Marco Mattiacci, president and CEO of Ferrari North America. “After winning last season’s Grand-Am GT championship and the second manufacturer’s championship for Ferrari, Scuderia Corsa has assembled three strong contenders for Daytona and we look forward to watching the Ferrari 458 Italias’ aim for victory.”
Mattioli also confirmed that Scuderia Corsa is the first team in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship to implement a voluntary carbon offset program.
“Developed with our new sponsor AitherC02, the program invests in environmentally significant programs to help offset the carbon footprint of our racing activities,” said Mattioli. We are glad to support IMSA in their green efforts.”