Risi Competizione #62 comes in 7th at the Rolex


Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: Toni Vilander (FIN)
                                                                                 James Calado (GBR)
                                                                                 Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA)
                                                                                 Davide Rigon (ITA)
Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTD No. 82:   Miguel Molina (ESP)
         Martin Fuentes (MEX)
                                                                                Ricardo Perez de Lara (MEX)
                                                                                Santiago Creel (MEX)
                                                                                Matt Griffin (IRL)
(Daytona Beach, Fla.,  The finish of the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona was not the result the Risi Competizione team had wanted but in the end all nine drivers of the two Ferraris and the talented crew could depart Daytona International Speedway with their heads held high.
The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM of Toni Vilander, Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Davide Rigon started from the seventh position on the GTLM grid and finished fifth in class.
The No. 83 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTD of drivers Miguel Molina, Matt Griffin, Ricardo Perez de Lara, Martin Fuentes and Santiago Creel started from the front row, in second position on the grid and immediately led on the first lap when Molina passed the polesitter.
A number of issues, including some tire and engine sensor problems made the usual frontrunning No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM lose laps and finish nine laps down from the class leader, on Lap 774 instead of the class winner Ford on Lap 783.
Although the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTD started strong, a fueling fire sent the car to the garage and pushed them down the leaderboard. Additional small issues ultimately produced as 37-lap deficit by race end.