Risi Competizione's driver line-up for 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Risi Competizione's driver line-up for 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona

03.01.2019: Today the Risi Competizione Ferrari Team announced its driver line-up for the 57th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona race, January 24-27, round one of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar

Today the Risi Competizione Ferrari Team announced its driver line-up for the 57th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona race, January 24-27, round one of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Ferrari Competizione GT drivers Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, David Rigon and Miguel Molina will return to the Ferrari 488 GTLM cockpit for the Houston, Texas-based team for the legendary endurance race held at the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Risi Competizione Ferrari driver, Davide Rigon

All four drivers have previously driven for the Risi Competizione team for the 24-hour Daytona classic. Seven-time Daytona 24-hour driver Rigon will make his fourth appearance with the Risi squad this year. The Italian's best finish to date was fifth place in the GTLM class last year with Risi.








Risi Competizione Ferrari driver, Alessandro Pier Guidi (L) with race engineer, Rick Mayer (R)

Italian Pier Guidi, a former FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) champion, was also part of the 2018 Risi team, his first appearance with the popular U.S. Ferrari GTLM team. Brit Calado, the FIA WEC champion with Pier Guidi in 2017, will be making his third of four Daytona runs with the Risi team, having competed in each of the past two seasons. Spaniard Molina, who completed a Michelin tire test with Risi Competizione last month will return for his second Daytona race with Risi.

Risi Competizione Ferrari driver, James Calado


"We have another pro line up for this year's Rolex 24," said Team Principal Giuseppe Risi. "All four of these drivers bring a deep knowledge of the Ferrari 488, along with endurance racing experience, and that's what you want at a challenging race like this. Davide and Miguel will handle the driving at the Test Days and Ale and James will join them for race week."

Risi Competizione Ferrari driver, Miguel Molina

Risi Competizione will enter the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the 17th time since 1998 and three of the years saw two entries (2003, 2012 and 2018). The Ferrari team has recorded two runner-up spots, in 1999 with the Ferrari 333SP and in 2003 with the Ferrari 360GT. Calado, Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella took home third place honors in 2017 in the Ferrari 488.

Barbara J. Burns  photos Risi Competizione

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03.01.2019 / MaP

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