Voices of Le Mans - Pierre Kaffer

Already this year Pierre Kaffer has helped Risi Competizione recapture the GT2 championship at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Now can he help the Houston-based team do the same at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Kaffer will rejoin Jaime Melo and...

Already this year Pierre Kaffer has helped Risi Competizione recapture the GT2 championship at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Now can he help the Houston-based team do the same at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Kaffer will rejoin Jaime Melo and Mika Salo in one of the team's two Ferrari F430 GTs in the world's most famous auto race, a year after the German finished third in GT2 as Ferrari swept the podium.

"Le Mans is always special. I remember in 2004 when I did it with the Audi guys, it was just amazing. On my first lap I was really surprised about the speed. For me it's really special because it's a lot of history and it's always nice to be a part of it. I am really looking forward to drive with the Ferrari in the GT2 category this year, especially with such a nice team - such a professional team - with such a team atmosphere and nice colleagues such as Jaime and Mika. It's special because you can only drive it once a year. Here in America many things are different. In Le Mans you have the (public) roads you drive only once a year with a race car and it is amazing. I like the American racetracks but Le Mans is the big race."

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS , Le Mans
Drivers Mika Salo , Jaime Melo , Pierre Kaffer
Teams Risi Competizione