HOUSTON — The Risi Competizione team will compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the 22nd time during the 60thrunning of the event Jan. 29-30 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
The team owned by Giuseppe Risi hopes to vie for victory at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event, seeking to add its name further to the history books.
Drivers for the popular No. 62 Risi Competizione team for Daytona are no strangers to the Rosso Corsa red liveried Ferrari.
Returning to the cockpit are Brit James Calado, Italians Alessandro Pier Guidi and Davide Rigon and Brazilian Daniel Serra. All four are Ferrari Competizioni GT factory drivers and most recently competed together in 2020 in the Risi Ferrari at Daytona.
The Risi team will be challenging the 3.86-mile, 12-turn Daytona sports car circuit in a new Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO 2020 in the new for 2022 IMSA GTD Pro class.
“We will be competing in this year’s Rolex 24 with the new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo GTD Pro entry,” said Ripi. “The 24 Hours of Daytona is always on my mind as a race for the team to compete for a victory. This year we have a new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 car and a strong line-up again of Ferrari Competizioni GT factory drivers with Calado, Pier Guidi, Rigon and Serra. They all are talented drivers, know the car well and compete regularly at the highest level of racing on a global scale. James and Ale won both the FIA WEC championship and Le Mans last year, so they are at the top of the sport. Davide and Daniel continue to add success to the Ferrari name as well. With the solid driver line-up and always prepared race team, we’re ready to contend for victory at Daytona later this month.”
The Risi Ferrari team and all four drivers will also participate in the Roar Before the 24 test days Jan. 21-23.
This year will be Risi Competizione’s 22nd entry in the renowned Rolex 24 race, its first being in 1998 with a number of years skipped while competing in the former American Le Mans (ALMS) series.
The team’s record includes one class victory (2002), and four additional podium finishes (second place in class in 1999, 2003 and 2019; third-place in class in 2017).