Homestead: JMB Racing preview

PLUMB, BERTUZZI, ZOI TO DRIVE FOR JMB RACING USA IN THE GRAND PRIX OF MIAMI JMB RACING USA TO DEFEND THE FERRARI COLORS AT HOMESTEAD! Miramar, March 1, 2005: It's always exciting for a racing team to race at its home track, before his public...

PLUMB, BERTUZZI, ZOI TO DRIVE FOR JMB RACING USA IN THE GRAND PRIX OF MIAMI

JMB RACING USA TO DEFEND THE FERRARI COLORS AT HOMESTEAD!

Miramar, March 1, 2005: It's always exciting for a racing team to race at its home track, before his public and fans, especially when the track, the Homestead Miami Speedway, was the scene last year of the first ever podium finish in the young racing history of the JMB Racing USA Ferrari team.

Following a good finish at the 2005 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Miramar, Florida JMB Racing USA based team is entering one car at Homestead. The Ener 1 Group, FX Performance, Cheyne Capital, duPont Registry, Cobalt Friction, Motul, Executive Flyer, Mechanix Wear, OMP Ferrari 360 Challenge #11 that will be co-driven by Americans Matt Plumb and Mike Zoi and Italian Constantino Bertuzzi.

Once again, JMB Racing USA will enter a trio of pro and amateur drivers whose goal will be to finish as high as possible in the GT class knowing that with more than 25 GT cars entered, the battle will be close.

Matt Plumb will be racing for the third time in a row with JMB Racing USA. Plumb was part of the third place effort at the same track last September. Constantino Bertuzzi and Mike Zoi will be racing for the first time with the team. Bertuzzi brings to JMB Racing USA a fantastic racing background with Ferrari cars. No one knows better than him the Ferrari Challenge that he had the privilege to develop in Italy when he was test driver for the Ferrari factory. Bertuzzi won eight titles including six behind the wheel with the Ferrari Challenge including one world championship (1998), two European championships (1997, 1998) and two Italian championships (1997 and 1998) and two North American Ferrari 360 Challenge titles as a team manager for Ferrari of Beverly Hills in 2001 and Ferrari of Orange County in 2002.

Mike Zoi is entering his first international racing competition at Homestead. Mike has an extensive experience of national club events driving Porsches and Ferraris and is also the President, Director and co-founder of the Ener 1 Group, a recognized South Florida privately held, diversified technology investment holding company headquartered in Fort Lauderdale.

"I am happy to be able to enter our car #11 at this event. We like racing at Homestead. We finished third in class last year in the September race and I am confident that our team will do well next weekend. Since the Rolex 24 at Daytona our team has been working hard to prepare the Ferrari 360 Challenge for this race. We came up with a few updates that are part of our continuous development plan to close the gap between the best Porsches and BMWs entered in the highly competitive 2005 Rolex Series GT class. We are still trying to prepare a second car for some of the races of the 2005 season and our team is actively looking for drivers in each market to make sure we field the best drivers lineup at each race" announced team co-owner Ludovico Manfredi.

The Grand Prix of Miami will be the second race of the 2005 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and will be televised live on Speed TV Saturday, March 5 at 3:00 PM Eastern time.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Ludovico Manfredi , Matt Plumb , Constantino Bertuzzi