Faulkner, Keating score second consecutive GT Challenge win for TRG
The American Le Mans Series tested today for their first race on the Austin, Texas COTA circuit
Early contact with one of the Corvettes forced a pit stop to remove damaged right rear bodywork
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.
Matteo Malucelli is benefitting from the experience of two-time Long Beach winner Olivier Beretta.
Risi Competizione has enjoyed spectacular success at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in the past, including the legendary 2007 GT2 class finish.
Monegasque driver, Olivier Beretta, made a great start to the two-hour race around the streets of Long Beach in California
Five time ALMS GTS/GT1 champion Beretta and former Italian GT champion Malucelli gives the Risi team high hopes for 2013.
Unfortunately the No.62 Ferrari 458 Italia of Olivier Beretta was one of six GT cars innocently caught up in the multi-car pile-up.
Taking the Michelin Green X Challenge GT class honors was the Houston-based Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia
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.
Both Beretta and Malucelli escaped relatively unscathed from brushes by prototypes, neither of which affected the handling of the Ferrari.
Risi Competizione: It’s good to be back!