Scuderia Corsa has confirmed that it will be in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017 with two Ferrari 488 GTE, taking advantage of the two invitations that has the training led by Giacomo Mattioli on his victory in the GTE-Am of the last edition of the trial and its triumph in the category GT Daytona in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. An ambitious commitment that will come from the hand of the update of its range of vehicles, the entire time that the team will compete in Le Mans with the 488 GTE, retiring as well to the Ferrari 458 Italia that took victory in 2015, always in the key of La Sarthe.
In this aspect, Giacomo Mattioli he explained the keys of the project: “Both cars will be two Ferrari 488 GTE. The idea is to go back to work with Kessel and Michelotto, I think that for the 10 or the 15 of January at the latest we will announce the lineup of pilots. In the end, Le Mans is Le Mans, was something special this year with all of our pilots from the united States. Although the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring are great races, Le Mans is at the top of everything. to Be able to come back and defend our victory is incredible“.
all in all, the pilots who achieved the victory in the GTE-Am for the past 24 Hours of Le Mans will not be able to defend his title together, the entire time that Jeff Segal has been promoted from Silver to Gold, which would prevent him from competing alongside Townsend Bell. In addition, Segal is part of the project of factory of Acura in the united States. In this way, Scuderia Corsa will look for new drivers to complete the alignment formed by Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler, as well as to complete the second unit of the Ferrari 488 GTE, being a candidate, and Christina Nielsen.