Ferrari in Great Shape; Matto Bobbi is Optimistic About The 12 Hours of Sebring.

With the Scuderia Italia's Ferrari 550 Maranello,Matteo Bobbi was able to conquer the FIA GT Championship title in 2003.This time around, the driver from Milan had a chance to make his debut on board the Ferrrai 360 during a private test session with the Risi Competition team.

The test session took place on the Texas World Speedway track in view of the 12 hours of Sebring, Two different cars but with a lot in common: power, reliability and speed. Matteo immediately felt comfortable with the car and for this reason is very optimistic about the 12 hours fo Sebring. This event takes off on Saturday March 20th at

Matteo Bobbi

"We followed the program and this is what counts in a test session.I had never driven a Ferrari 360 and due to this , the team gave me more time on Monday's test session. On Monday,I tested with the 2003 car to get to know the car better. In fact, we worked on the set up and the tyres. I immediately had a good impression of the car but when I drove the 2004 version of the Ferrari 360, I was left in awe.

:We lowered the times without any problems and we checked what the best set up would be for Sebring. Ferrari together with Pirelli did a great job and they have given us a car that is able to beat our rivals: the Porsches that arein the lead.

"The team is very united and motivated and day after day my relationship with my team mates Anthony Lazzaro and Ralf Kelleners grows. The ferrari is a winning car and we have everything we need to do well.

"I am anxiously waiting for my first 12 hours of Sebring. In the meantime, I'm training to be in tip top shape for this important event."

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