Scuderia Corsa, the Los Angeles based Ferrari team competing in its first full season of Grand-AM and now Westphal will join Balzan behind the wheel of the #63 Ferrari 458 for the remainder of the season in the Rolex GT class.
The No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari F458 won last year’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT Championship and has moved off to a strong title defense so far in 2013.
Early race lead goes for naught after pit issues and a hard hit from a GT competitor results in a 10th place finish for Segal and No. 61 R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458.
Teammate Emil Assentato less fortunate after crashing the sister car No. 69 AIM/FXDD Ferrari in practice.
At the Rolex Series Grand-Am new venue, Jon Fogarty added to his series pole record at the Circuit Of The Americas. Ferrari drivers Alessandro Balzan and Max Papis take 1-2 in GT session. Chad McCumbee captures his first pole in CTSCC qualifying.
Two-time and reigning GT champ set for first success with new teammate Max Papis in the AIM/R.Ferri Ferrari in Saturday’s GRAND-AM of The Americas.
The #63 Ferrari 458 Italia led 107 laps in the GT class and finished 4th, The #64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrrari finished 24th in class.
Two-time and reigning GT Champ finds footing with new R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari team and co-drivers Max Papis and Rolex 24 teammates Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander.
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 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.
Scott Pruett, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Dalziel. Max Angelelli and other Grand-Am drivers comment on the first three hours of the annual round-the-clock race.
The two Ganassi BMW Rileys are fast, the No. 2 Starworks Ford is also strong and the Corvettes are still competitive. Ferrari, Camaro and Audi are beating the Porsches in GT. The GX class is not ready for a 24 hour event.
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
Two-time reigning GT Champ set for debut race this weekend with R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari
Mike Hedlund joins the No. 3 Ferrari 458 Italia to complete the driver lineup which includes Scott Sharp, Ed Brown and Johannes van Overbeek for the annual Rolex 24.
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.