Scuderia Corsa has added legendary GT driver and five-time ALMS champion, Olivier Beretta to its driver lineup for the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team, which helped Ferrari win the GT manufacturers title in 2012, recently announced its participation at Daytona 24H with two cars.
“I am very happy to have Olivier back with us for Daytona” said team principal Giacomo Mattioli on having Beretta behind the wheel of his #63. “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 #63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. For Daytona, Beretta will join 2012 Ferrari Challenge World Champion Alessandro Balzan, Alessandro Pier Guidi, fresh off his victory at the 6 Hours of Vallelunga, as well as 2010 Open GT champion, Marco Frezza.
The second 458 Italia (#64) entered for the Daytona effort will be raced in association with Brazil’s Via Italia Racing Team. The #64 will be helmed by Via Italia’s Francisco “Chico” Longo, and racing veterans, Rafa Matos, Daniel Serra and Xandinho Negrao.
The team, founded by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo in 2011 for the sole purpose of supporting the racing needs of Ferrari clients, already participated in the Roar before the Rolex 24 in preparation for the preeminent endurance race in motorsports. The race will take place January 26-27, 2013 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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