Ni Amorim signs with Freisinger Motorsports

Ni Amorim for Freisinger Motorsports in the 2002 FIA GT Championship. Freisinger Motorsport has announced its drivers for the 2002 season. Ni Amorim and Stephane Ortelli will share one of the two Porsche 996 GT3-RSs. "I am very pleased for two...

Ni Amorim for Freisinger Motorsports in the 2002 FIA GT Championship.

Freisinger Motorsport has announced its drivers for the 2002 season. Ni Amorim and Stephane Ortelli will share one of the two Porsche 996 GT3-RSs. "I am very pleased for two reasons," Ortelli explained. "This year I will be able to do every race, as there are no clashes with the Porsche Supercup, and I will be racing with Ni for the full season. This is very good for me as I will be able to race in the best of conditions.

"I think it will be a very close battle in N-GT, and I am really looking forward to Magny Cours, which is a track that suits me." "They are a very good team, with a lot of experience," said Amorim of Manfred Freisinger's team. "The Dunlop tyres are excellent; we have done some testing over the winter, and I am very optimistic for the season. With a team mate like Stephane, we will be able to race strongly and aim for victories. Our objective is the Championship."

Ni Amorim and Stephane Ortelli go back a long way, having been team mates at Roock Racing in 1997 in the FIA GT series, (3 wins) . Last year they teamed up again in Freisinger Porsche 996 GT3-RS, coming 2nd at the A-1 Ring in Austria. This year, they achieved a 3rd in class at the Rolex Daytona, after having lost 14 laps at the 7th hour mark due to an accident when their team mate was at the wheel. Their natural speed, knowledge of the Porsche 996 GT3-RS and racecraft, will make them a very difficult team to beat, and they are seen by the specialized European Motoring press as the Championship favorites in the N-GT class.

Ni Amorim is also looking to compete in rounds of the GrandAm and American Le Mans series that do not clash with the FIA GT series. Ni Amorim's extensive experience in LMP900/SRP, GTS and GT coupled with his recognized talent for developing cars and his mechanical simpathy would be an asset to any team that needs a driver that not only is very fast, but can also set up a car and bring it to the finish.

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Ni Amorim , Stéphane Ortelli