Ferrari Club & Risi Competizione

Houston, Texas (February 22, 2016)…Today Risi Competizione announced their partnership with the Ferrari Club of America (FCA) for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing season.

The Ferrari Club of America is the largest Ferrari owners club in the world, officially recognized by Enzo Ferrari himself in 1963. Since then, what was a group of eight enthusiasts in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has grown to over 6,000 members, spread over 16 Regions and 43 Chapters across the United States and Canada. Their very active membership participates in nearly 900 activities throughout the year.
Our relationship with Ferrari is closer today than it has ever been in our 53 year history,” said Al DeLauro, Chairman of the Board of the Ferrari Club of America. “This opportunity to formally support the Ferrari Factory Recognized Team of Risi Competizione, comprised of Works Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander is a seminal event in our rich history of involvement with family of the Cavallino Rampante.
“Every Ferrari has a soul, and that soul has the DNA of a race car. To have the colors of the Ferrari Club of America carried by this pre-eminent ‘Racing Stallion’ is a tribute to the strength of our close bond with Maranello, the legacy of Enzo Ferrari and the rolling works of art that are his cars.”
“We are proud to have the support of the Ferrari Club of America with us this year,” said Giuseppe Risi, Managing Director of Risi Competizione. “As the works GTLM team for North America, this association means a great deal to us. Every time we take the beautiful Ferrari 488 on track, we are reminded of the history of Ferrari, their racing heritage and the stunning street cars they create. We don’t take that for granted. We hope to see more Ferrari fans at the races and bring our enthusiasm for the brand at the track and to the showroom.”
The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM race car will compete all season with a Ferrari Club of America logo proudly displayed.
The next race for the Risi Competizione race team will be the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 19. Prior to that the No. 62 Risi Competizione will participate the official Sebring Test on February 25-26