The Houston-based team ended the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park with a severely damaged Ferrari 458 Italia.
Houston, Tx - It is with regret that Risi Competizione has had to inform IMSA that it will not be in a position to participate in the 5th round of the American Le Mans Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, 19-21 July. Risi claims Force Majeure to miss a round of the series, due to accident damage.
The Houston-based team ended the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park with a severely damaged Ferrari 458 Italia, and the extent of the repairs necessary to return the GT car to a full race-ready condition is too great for the time available.
Instead of traveling direct from Connecticut to Canada, the team has returned to its base where the car has been stripped down and is now awaiting parts from Michelotto in Italy.
Team Principal Giuseppe Risi commented: “It is extremely unfortunate we have found ourselves in this position, and I am also conscious that regretfully other competitors became the innocent victim of the Lime Rock incident. We are all aware that – unfortunate as they are – these things happen.
Just as we are also aware that Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is not somewhere you go to race unless you are 100% prepared and ready. We will return ready to compete at Road America in August, and wish all our fellow ALMS entrants a safe event in Canada.”