Early contact with one of the Corvettes forced a pit stop to remove damaged right rear bodywork
Italian Matteo Malucelli handily put the Ferrari 458 Italia on the GT class pole at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit with a time of 1.18.86.
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Road Atlanta is a favorite for Risi Competizione and for most of its drivers.
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Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia GT no. 62: Olivier Beretta (MCO) and Matteo Malucelli (ITA) gave it their best on a very wet track
The American Le Mans Series tested today for their first race on the Austin, Texas COTA circuit
After a dreadful weekend at Baltimore, the Risi Competizione team has completely re-built the No.62 Ferrari 458 Italia to be ready for its home race.
Matteo Malucelli, making his debut at Road America with a 10th place qualifying, said afterwards: “We had a low downforce car for the tire choice we made..."
No.62 Ferrari 458 Italia drivers, Matteo Malucelli and Olivier Beretta, share their impressions about Road America.
This will be another fierce GT2 battle with the Porsches, BMWs, Vipers and Corvettes.
The American Le Mans Series now takes a break until July while some teams and competitors head to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 22/23rd June.
Matteo Malucelli and his team mate Olivier Beretta are both satisfied that they’ve got a good set up for the tricky Californian track.
Franchitti, Braun on also on prototype poles; Malucelli, Bleekemolen in GT classes
Monegasque driver, Olivier Beretta, made a great start to the two-hour race around the streets of Long Beach in California
The Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach is the second round of the 10-race ALMS championship.
Matteo Malucelli is benefitting from the experience of two-time Long Beach winner Olivier Beretta.
Taking the Michelin Green X Challenge GT class honors was the Houston-based Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia
Risi team was awarded the Michelin Green X Challenge trophy for the GT category.
Matteo Malucelli: Now we have to try and stay ahead of everyone and see where we are at the end of the race!”
Both Beretta and Malucelli escaped relatively unscathed from brushes by prototypes, neither of which affected the handling of the Ferrari.
Risi Competizione has enjoyed spectacular success at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in the past, including the legendary 2007 GT2 class finish.
Risi Competizione: It’s good to be back!
BAR1 Motorsports topped the PC in testing while the Risi Competizione Ferrari was fastest in the GT class. A TRG Porsche was quickest in GTC. There were no PC2 cars in attendance.