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Risi Competizione Sets Driver Lineup for Motul Petit Le Mans

Daniel Serra, Davide Rigon and James Calado Aim to Give the Team a Sixth Win in the Ten-Hour Race

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Risi Competizione, a five-time winning team at Motul Petit Le Mans, has confirmed its driver lineup for this year’s historic 25th running of the 10-hour race that concludes the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Factory drivers Daniel Serra, Davide Rigon and James Calado are set to drive the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GT3 in the GTD PRO class.

 

Team principal Giuseppe Risi was one of the entrants of the first Motul Petit Le Mans overall winner in 1998 and looks to add to the Risi legacy as both his Houston-based team and the event celebrate their 25th year of competition.

 

“Our team has a long history at Road Atlanta for the Petit Le Mans race,” Risi said. “Because we won in the inaugural Petit race here in 1998, it always holds a special place for me. Since that first outing 25 years ago, we have been on the podium, including the top step, a number of times. That certainly never gets old. We always strive for a victory, so we will look to do just that again this year.”

 

Along with Alessandro Pier Guidi, the driver trio for this year’s race on Oct. 1 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta finished second in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. Serra and Rigon also were runners-up at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in June, which puts the duo and the No. 62 Ferrari second in the GTD PRO standings in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup – just two points behind the No. 3 Corvette heading into the 2022 finale.

 

Calado is a two-time Motul Petit Le Mans winner with Risi – in 2016 and ’19 in the former GT Le Mans (GTLM) class – with Serra joining him for the latter victory. Serra also won the 2018 race in the GT Daytona (GTD) class driving a Scuderia Corsa Ferrari.

 

Live coverage of the Motul Petit Le Mans opens with a three-hour block on NBC network at noon ET Saturday, Oct. 1. Continuing coverage through the finish of the 10-hour race airs on Peacock and USA Network, along with complete IMSA Radio coverage on IMSA.com and SiriusXM Radio.