Thomas Biagi joins AF Corse

Thomas Biagi on Ferrari 430 of AF Corse team! The die is cast. Thomas Biagi has made up his mind. Beginning of this year the Fia GT Champion was asked wether to go on with Vitaphone Team or to switch to another team. A...

Thomas Biagi on Ferrari 430 of AF Corse team!

The die is cast. Thomas Biagi has made up his mind. Beginning of this year the Fia GT Champion was asked wether to go on with Vitaphone Team or to switch to another team. A strong challenge to stake again his carreer. Go back to Ferrari, with very good memories of World Championship FIA GT 2003 on his 550 Maranello or all the kilometers ran on the single seat cars in Ferrari Client Race Department like 640, previously Nigel Mansell in '90s, and F398 and F1-2002 previously Schumacher during Ferrari days.

Those are the off the cuff comments: "After three years with Maserati, three World Champion titles of the team, two titles of the Constructors ended up with my personal success last season, I've reached all my possible goals. My last choice has been determined by different factors, firstwhole the desire to give myself a chance in an extremely competitive championship like this year GT2 with 20 teams in the lists, moreover a strong belief in the consistency of Ferrari long time plans and above all the high opinion for Mr Amato Ferrari, who I can reflect myself with for his expierence as a pilot. It's always unique to have a Rampant Horse on steering wheel spokes. I would say I acted in "Lippi's way", getting out of GT1 as World Champion to enter in GT2 aware that there will be a lot to work upon, starting from my driving style. At the same time I'm still longing for new records and above all I wish I could support the whole Team. In AF Corse team I will meet a group of strongly motivated people I worked with in the past, will be supported by Michelin and - least but not last - I will have a very strong team companion Christian Montanari. I think there are all the premises for a good start!".

Those are the words of Team Principal Amato Ferrari: "I believe that this year I will have in my team precious pilots. Together with Vilander and Bruni, the arrival of Biagi and Montanari from GT1 is a confirmation that GT2 is becoming more amd more important. This year, Ferrari and Porsche will fight strongly, and there is high interest for the new Aston Martin. I'm very pleased to to line up two World Champions of 2007 in my team".

-credit: thomasbiagi.com

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Thomas Biagi
Teams AF Corse