Mowlem to drive for Risi Competizione at Mosport

MOWLEM TO DRIVE FERRARI AT MOSPORT FOR RISI COMPETIZIONE BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 28, 2006) -- British sports car racing star Johnny Mowlem will do double-duty during the Sept. 1-3 Grand Prix of Mosport. ...

MOWLEM TO DRIVE FERRARI AT MOSPORT FOR RISI COMPETIZIONE

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 28, 2006) -- British sports car racing star Johnny Mowlem will do double-duty during the Sept. 1-3 Grand Prix of Mosport.

Mowlem will campaign his Aston Martin DB9 for Autosport Designs Racing in the SPEED World GT Challenge as he has all season and he will drive a Ferrari 430 in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class for the famous Risi Competizione team.

"It's great to be back in the ALMS," Mowlem said. "I'm very flattered to be asked, especially since Ferrari of Italy have such an influence on the current Risi Ferrari driver lineup."

Mowlem will co-drive with Stephane Ortelli.

Mowlem has raced with the Risi Competizione team before. In 2003, he was part of the team owned by Giuseppe Risi that won the GT class and finished second overall in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The race is an important one for the Ferrari team. Ferrari is second to Porsche in the ALMS GT2 manufacturers standings and Risi Competizione is tied for second in the GT2 team standings.

Mowlem, an ALMS veteran with starts in every season in series history, is familiar with the track here. He said, "Mosport was arguably our strongest race last year (when he drove in the GT1 class) so I'm hoping I can continue in that vein and have a strong result for Risi and Ferrari this time also. It will be a busy weekend as I'm still in the ASR Aston Martin in the World GT championship, but I'm looking forward to it."

-credit: www.johnnymowlem.com

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Series ALMS
Drivers Stéphane Ortelli , Johnny Mowlem
Teams Risi Competizione