Pat Jennings, Grand-Am correspondent
AIM Autosport and R.Ferri Motorsport join forces for "Racing with Ferrari" in 2013. Driver lineup is now official for the AIM FXDD #61 and #69 Ferrari 458 Italia GT cars.
Assentato, Lazzaro, Longhi and Cosmo are in the No. 69 Ferrari F458; Segal and Papis to be joined by Fisichella and Vilander in the No. 61 Ferrari F458 for this year's round the clock event.
A sudden downpour at Road America led race officials to cancel Friday’s qualifying session and set the field for Saturday’s race by team points.
No. 69 AIM/FXDD qualifies 10th and set to race with Assentato, Lazzaro, Longhi and recent addition Wilkins while No. 61 AIM/R.Ferri Ferrari qualifies 12th with Segal, Papis, Fisichella and Vilander
The AF Waltrip and Extreme Speed Motorsport cars finished eighth and ninth respectively, while the second AIM Autosport with Canadian Remo Ferri and driven by Giancarlo Fisichella, Max Papis, Toni Vilander and Jeff Segal had to retire.
No. 69 AIM/FXDD Ferrari ninth fastest as debuting No. 61 AIM/R.Ferri Ferrari improves in every session
Mark Wilkins to join No. 69 AIM/FXDD Ferrari lineup with Assentato, Lazzaro, Longhi and Cosmo; No. 61 AIM/R.Ferri Ferrari debuts with Segal, Papis, Fisichella and Vilander
The three day testing program with the AIM Autosport FXDD Racing With Ferrari teams completes preparation for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The No. 69 AIM/FXDD F458 scores team’s first Rolex 24 Podium while No. 61 R.Ferri Aim Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458 runs fast laps in debut.
The No. 69 AIM/FXDD Ferrari took its most recent win at Road America in 2012 and ran better throughout the day than its final result would indicate in this year’s race.
Second consecutive podium and third of the year keeps the No. 69 AIM/FXDD Ferrari team and drivers in the thick of GRAND-AM Rolex Sports car series GT championship.