it’s Not been an easy season for Risi Competizione. Despite the good start to the year that the team had in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring with a podium in the class GTLM in Florida, the structure of confident of Ferrari in the united States saw all their good intentions fell on deaf ears. First were the accidents of Long Beach and Austin, although without doubt the worst episode came in Le Mans. The strong accident of Pierre Keffer in Mulsannand after being beaten by the Oreca 07-Gibson team TDS Racing driven by Matthieu Vaxiviere was lethal.
Risi Competizione returned to the united States with a Ferrari 488 GTE shattered and with a very budget diminished, the result of the two accidents experienced in IMSA and the terrible clash that Keffer was on the quote queen of the WEC. As a result of the damage to the car, the team based in Houston decided from the hand of Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella, the two pilots fixed equipment, withdraw temporarily from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship to adjust the budget. The balance for the team since then is that have not been able to be present at Watkins Glen, Motorsport Park, Lime Rock and Road America.
all in all, it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel and Risi Competizione will return to the action in the final stretch of the season. Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander will be in charge of driving the Ferrari 488 GTLM that will put at stake the team in the tenth appointment of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship that will take place at the end of the month of August in Virginia. it Is expected that the training will be able to complete three rounds of the championship and compete at Laguna Seca in September, as well as to defend his win in GT at the 12 Hours of Petit Le Mans.