Risi Competizione retires in late stage of Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020

Risi Competizione retires in late stage of Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020

27.01.2020: Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: James Calado (GBR) Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA)

Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62:  James Calado (GBR)
                                                                                 Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA)
                                                                                 Daniel Serra (BRA)
                                                                                 Davide Rigon (ITA)



 
The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari Team was dealt a tough blow in the 58th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway today after suffering a rare blown tire that resulted in an ultimate retirement just one hour and 20 minutes before the finish of the 24-hour enduro.
 


Drivers of the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari GTLM entry were stalwart Ferrari Competizioni GT factory drivers James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Daniel Serra and Davide Rigon.
 


Brit James Calado experienced a blown right rear tire on the course just after the NASCAR Turn 2 before the 'bus stop' on his lap 735 and sustained heavy damage. Because the crash damage wasn't easily repairable and there was concern in finding all the damage in a quick turnaround, Risi Race Engineer retired the car in the late stage of the race.

 



(L-R) Drivers Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, Davide Rigon and Daniel Serra of the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM with young race fan

 


The Houston, Texas-based privateer fan-favorite, Risi Competizione Ferrari team, an underdog in the factory backed GTLM class, with a stellar Ferrari GT driver line-up, did not have the race they had hoped. Although consistent and no major problems until near the end, a lack of power never allowed them to be a contender.
 


There was a total of six full course caution flags for one hour and 43 minutes during the twice-around the clock endurance classic. The winning Daytona Prototype car completed 833 laps. The Risi Ferrari completed 738 laps and was in fourth position in the GTLM class at the time of their retirement. IN the end they finished sixth in class and 30th overall in a 38-car field. Weather for today's race was sunny with 60-degree temperatures.
 


Risi Competizione's last Daytona podium was last year when they finished second in class after leading much of the late race. They also podiumed in 2017, finishing third in the Ferrari 488 GTLM. Risi celebrated two additional second-place finishes in 2003 in the Ferrari 360 GT and in 1999 with the Ferrari 333SP, but still no victories at the renown U.S. endurance circuit.

 



 
QUOTES:


Rick Mayer, Risi Competizione Race Engineer:



"Unfortunately, it was a bad ending to a bad day. We ended up with a right rear tire puncture (explosion) that brought us into the pits that stopped us from finishing. The damage wasn't easily repairable and there was some risk of not being able to find all the damage to continue. The result wasn't going to be heroic, so the risk reward wasn't there for us to fix it and continue.
 

"Unfortunately, we weren't competitive here, so it was a race for attrition for us; that's not a fun way to race for 24 hours, but we'll regroup and hopefully we'll come back and have a more competitive rules package for Sebring."
 



James Calado, driver No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM:


Regarding the puncture:


"I came out of Speedway Two, just before the 'bus stop', and everything was normal. Then I just had a massive blowout on the rear right. Luckily I just caught it, it was a hairy moment. It could have been a lot worse and unfortunately there was too much damage to the car to continue.
 


"I feel bad for everyone and all the hard work that went into the weekend because we genuinely thought we could have had a good result. From the get-go, we knew we struggled with pace but not finishing is always tough, no matter the circumstances."

 



(L-R) Risi Competizione Team Principal Giuseppe Risi, Race Engineer Rick Mayer and Driver James Calado
 


Alessandro Pier Guidi, driver No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM:



"We came into the race expecting to struggle, but it seemed a bit better in some parts of the race, we could fight with someone, but mostly I just saw our competitors when we bunched up for the caution periods and then they'd pull away every time.
 


"The worst thing for me is that I've come here to race in the GTLM class since 2016, and I've had the same disappointing feeling every year, especially when you don't finish. We give everything of ourselves, everything we have as drivers and the team does the maximum effort and you want to have a good fight. I'm very sad for Giuseppe and the team, they did everything they could, but it was not enough for a victory this year."
 


Davide Rigon, starting driver No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM:


"All the Risi crew did an amazing job. Everyone was still positive and pushing forward even though we lacked pace. Unfortunately, that's the way it is sometimes. All you can do when you have a race like this is to look forward to the next event and hope for a better result."
 



Daniel Serra, driver No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM:


"It's always really sad not to finish a race even knowing we won't be able to fight in the end in terms of pace. We gave everything from the beginning and pushed as hard as we could. It's sad for Giuseppe and the team for the money and effort. He gave us the best crew and the best car. Now it's time to study the race, to work harder and come back stronger."
 


The Risi Competizione Ferrari team has not yet announced any additional racing plans for 2020.
 

     
 
Barbara J. Burns - photos RIsi Competizione

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/risi-competizione-retires-late-stage-24h-daytona---203133.html

27.01.2020 / MaP

More News

Lamborghini celebrates third victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona with sensational one-two finish
27.01.2020
    #48 Paul Miller Racing claims GTD win with Caldarelli, Lewis, Sellers and Snow    Magnus Racing by GRT Huracán finishes a close second     Defending champion Grasser make more >>
Record-breaking 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona
27.01.2020
Records tumbled at this weekend’s Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, the 58th edition of North America’s most prestigious endurance race. The defending No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. clinched victory, completing an unprecedented 833 laps, equivalent to 2,965.48 miles (4,772.48 km), as the twice-around-the-clock challenge played out under clear skies. The condition more >>
Porsche driver quotes after Daytona 24 hours
27.01.2020
Comments on the raceEarl Bamber (Porsche 911 RSR #912): We fought to the finish and tried everything. Our car ran excellently. However, one of our rivals was slightly faster. I’m still very proud, because the team worked br more >>
Porsche 911 RSR celebrates successful USA premiere with double podium
26.01.2020
Race GT, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 1, Daytona/USAThe new Porsche 911 RSR celebrated a successful North American debut with a double podium at the 24 Hours of Daytona. After a strong team effort, the two ca. 515-hp nine-elevens more >>
BMW drivers reaction after Daytona 24 Hours
26.01.2020
John Edwards (#24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 1stplace): “I am very rarely speechless – but that is the case today. I had every faith in Jesse bringing it home at the end. And he did it. It was a really hard fight, as always in the GTLM class. The many battles were extremely tiring, particularly during my triple stint. This is definitely the biggest success of my career. I&rs more >>
BMW Team RLL wins Daytona thriller
26.01.2020
- Second GTLM consecutive triumph for the BMW M8 GTE at the IMSA season-opener.The lead changed hands more than 40 times as the race went right down to the wire before triggering wild celebrations. BMW Team RLL won the opening round of the IMSA Weathe more >>
Mario Farnbacher's hopes of top finish dashed in Daytona 24 Hours
26.01.2020
Mario Farnbacher kicked off his 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but left Florida empty-handed. The reigning drivers’ champion in the GTD class and his teammates from Meyer Shank Racing could only manage position 10 after suffering numerous difficulties over the course of the traditional curtain-raiser to the US sportscar season. more >>
Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 At DAYTONA Title
26.01.2020
3rd Victory in Last 4 Years in IMSA Season-Opening Race•       Fast Pace Results in Race Records for Most Laps, Most Miles•       Lexus Team Featuring NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch Finishes Ninth in GT Daytona Class more >>
24h Daytona race result by class - leaders #10, #81, #24 and #48
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech 24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 26th 2020Class leaders:  #10, #81, #24 and #48DPI:  *     1     1  &nb more >>
24h Daytona race overall classification - Kamui Kobayashi takes victory #10 Cadillac
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech 24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 26th 2020    *     1     1     Kamui Kobayashi#10 Cadillac DPiMDPi     & more >>
24h Daytona standings by CLASS 1h30 to race- class leaders #10, #81, #912 and #88
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech 24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 26th 2020Class leadersDPI:    *     1     1     Kamui Kobayashi#10 more >>
24h Daytona standings by CLASS - 2h30 to race -leaders #10, #81, #13 and #20
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech 24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 26th 2020Class leaders:DPi:     *     1     1     Kamui Kobayashi#10 Cadill more >>
Both Porsche 911 RSR hold on to the lead through the night in Daytona
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 1, Daytona/USAAt the Daytona 24-hour race, both Porsche 911 RSR ran flawlessly through the night to further consolidate their position at the top. In cool temperatures, the Porsche GT Team without fail made the right tyre choice. more >>
Rebel Rock Racing 13th in Daytona Opener
26.01.2020
Rebel Rock Racing returned to Daytona International Speedway to take a 13th-place finish in Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge, the opening race of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge campaign.  more >>
Risi Competizione 24h Daytone 18 hour race review
26.01.2020
58TH ANNUAL ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA - 2020Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62:  James Calado (GBR)                                           &n more >>
24h Daytona standings by CLASS 5 hours to go - #5, #81, #912 and #88 on top
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech 24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 26th 2020Class leaders   DPi    *     1     1     Loic more >>
24h Daytona standings 7h remain to race -#10,#52,#912,#48 on top in classes
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech 24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 26th 2020DPI  and overall lead  *     1     1     Renger van der Zande#10 more >>
Risi Competizione report from Daytona
26.01.2020
RISI COMPETIZIONE 12-HOUR/HALFWAY RACE 58TH ANNUAL ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA - 2020     Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: James Calado (GBR)    &nb more >>
24h Daytona standings by Class 8h20 to race - Van der Zande in #10 Cadillac leads
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech 24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 26th 2020DPISession time: 15:38:38Remaining time: 08:21:22    *     1     1   more >>
24h Daytona standings by CLASS after 7h15 -#10 in lead
26.01.2020
24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySaturday, January 25th  2020DPISession time: 07:16:40Remaining time: 16:43:20    *     1     1     Scott Dix more >>
24h Daytona standings by CLASS after around 6 hours
26.01.2020
24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySaturday, January 25th  2020DPISession time: 05:53:16Remaining time: 18:06:44    *     1  &nb more >>
Perfect start for Porsche at the long-distance classic in the USA
26.01.2020
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 1, Daytona/USAAt the 24 Hours of Daytona, the two Porsche 911 RSR have settled in at the front after two hours. The No. 911 vehicle shared by pole-sitter Nick Tandy (Great Britain), the Frenchman Fréd& more >>
24h Daytona standings by CLASS after 4 hours 15
26.01.2020
24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySaturday, January 25th  2020Session time: 04:16:57Remaining time: 19:43:03 DPI      *     1     1 &n more >>
24h Daytona standings after 2hours - #77 Mazda still in lead
25.01.2020
24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySaturday, January 25th  2020WeatherTech Championship - RaceSession time: 02:07:47Remaining time: 21:52:13&nb more >>
24h Daytona race started 10 minutes ago - standings
25.01.2020
24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySaturday, January 25th  2020Session time: 00:10:10Remaining time: 23:49:50    *     1     1     Oliver Jarvis#77 Mazda DPiMDPi more >>
Ben Waddell and AJ Muss Battle to Ninth in Daytona Opener for Forty7 Motorsports
25.01.2020
Forty7 Motorsports kicked off the 2020 IMSA  Michelin Pilot Challenge (MPC) season with a promising ninth-place finish in the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona International Speedway on Friday. more >>
24h Daytona 2020 to start at 1h40 local time
25.01.2020
24h DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwaySaturday, January 25th  2020Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 will start at 1.40h local time     Reminder Polesitters:DPi: No. more >>
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Secure 1-2-3 Finish in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Race at Daytona
25.01.2020
Dylan Murry, Jim Cox and Jeroen Bleekemolen Win Third-Straight IMSA Four-Hour Race for No. 35 Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4 at Daytona International Speedway Mercedes-A more >>
Stoner Car Care Racing Fights to the Finish in Daytona Four Hour
25.01.2020
Daytona International Speedway is legendary for close, hard racing and today’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona was all of that and more, as both Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing Aston Martin Van more >>
Nick Galante, BimmerWorld driver quotes after Daytona 4 hour race
25.01.2020
Nick Galante, driver of the No. 80 Racing to End Alzheimer's BMW M4 GT4.No. 80 Racing to End Alzheimer's BMW M4 GT4NICK GALANTE:What stood out from your stint behind the wheel?"I started 14th an more >>
Dillon Machavern, BimmerWorld driver quotes after Daytona 4 hour race
25.01.2020
  (Far Right) Dillon Machavern, driver of the No. 80 Racing to End Alzheimer's BMW M4 GT4.DILLON MACHAVERN:What are your thoughts on your portion of the race?"The No. 80 Racing to End Alzheim more >>
Devin Jones, BimmerWorld driver quotes after Daytona 4 hour race
25.01.2020
Devin Jones, driver of the No. 82 OPTIMA Batteries/Veristor BMW M4 GT4.DEVIN JONES:How did you feel the race went overall?"Overall it was a pretty good race, and we executed things pretty well. We had a little pro more >>
James Clay, BimmerWorld driver quotes after Daytona 4 hour race
25.01.2020
James Clay, driver and team owner of the No. 82 OPTIMA Batteries/Veristor BMW M4 GT4.No. 82 OPTIMA Batteries/Veristor BMW M4 GT4   JAMES CLAY:What was you stint like from your perspective? more >>
BimmerWorld Scores Hard-Fought Sixth-Place Finish at Daytona
25.01.2020
Scrappy efforts often yield impressive results. That was the case for the BimmerWorld Racing team during the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, with its No. 82 OPTIMA Batteries/Veristor BMW M4 GT4 scoring a very solid sixth-place result in a stout 33-car Grand Sport (GS) field. It was the highest-finishing BMW in the event. more >>
Daytona Friday race action review
25.01.2020
Back Out Front for Wayne Taylor Racing: Defending Champions Lead Final Rolex 24 At DAYTONA Practice•       Lexus Team Featuring NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch Rebounds After Missing Qualifying more >>
Daytona IMPC race overall result #35 Mercedes takes victory
24.01.2020
Daytona IMPC Race  4 Hours24h Daytona 2020Daytona International SpeedwayFriday, January 24th  2020Session time: 04:01:29    *     1     1     Dylan Murry# more >>
Daytona IMPC Race standings after 2h30 - #35 Mercedes leads
24.01.2020
IMPC - Race 4 hours24h Daytona 2020Daytona International SpeedwayFriday, January 24th  2020Session time: 02:29:54Remaining time: 01:30:06   *     1     1     Dylan more >>
Daytona IMPC Race standings after 1 hour - #46 Chevrolet Camaro in lead
24.01.2020
IMPC 4 hour raceDaytona International SpeedwayFriday, January 24th  2020Session time: 01:00:51Remaining time: 02:59:09    *     1     1     Hugh Plumb#46 Chevrolet Cam more >>
ACO and IMSA forge future of Endurance Racing
24.01.2020
Jim France, IMSA Chairman, Pierre Fillon, President of  the ACO The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and North America’s sanctioning body for endurance racing, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), have today announced that agreement h more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright