The American Dream Comes True For Matteo Bobbi
Today, Matteo Bobbi signed a contract, which will see him competing in the American Grand-American Rolex Series.
The Milanese driver will be a member of Kevin Doran's team, Doran Lexus, the official Toyota team with engines supplied by the manufacturer through the Lexus brand.
Matteo will drive alongside Fabrizio Gollin, his great friend and rival from last year's FIA GT season, in which both drivers have won the title of World Champion, with Bobbi in 2003 and Gollin in 2004.
Matteo will already be getting down to business this weekend, at the first session of tests at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the Milanese driver will get to drive the DORAN JE4 for the first time.
"Those who know me well know that since I was a boy, my dream has always been to race in the States. I am fully aware of the excellent reputation of Kevin Donar's team, which has the official support of Toyota, therefore, when I had to choose from the offers made to me, the decision I took seemed almost obvious.
Racing in a team with Fabrizio is also a dream come true. We have been friends for years and we have always admired and respected each other as rivals. Racing together will give us new stimulus and motivation.
I'll be taking on this American adventure with great determination, as I know that we can be competitive right from the start. I'll have to learn a lot and very quickly, but that doesn't worry me -- quite the opposite, in fact. I will never stop being grateful to the BMS Scuderia Italia team for everything they have done for me over these fantastic two years: thanks to them I have been able to mature as a driver and win the FIA GT World Champion title, together with Thomas Biagi. It was these successes that drew the attention of official teams.
This is the first time in my career that I will be driving for an official team. This feels like a great responsibility, but I can't wait to get on the track and prove my value to the American fans, who still don't know who I am."