AF Corse makes official one of the squads engaged in the next 24 Hours of Le Mans: Piergiuseppe Perazzini, Darryl O’Young and Lorenzo Casè in the GTE AM Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 No. 55
The driver-trio have what it takes to fight for the podium in the GTE Am category. Perazzini (I), AF Corse driver in the 2013 European Le Mans Series in Ferrari 458 Italia GT2, is a great specialist in the best GT competition of the world. Darryl O’Young (HK), key player in the 2013 WTCC and multiple endurance race winner, has already proven himself to be a driver with a strong skill set; the Chinese driver will race for the second time in his career at Le Mans. Lorenzo Casè (I) makes his debut in the race of La Sarthe. The Italian, professionally grown within the AF Corse family, has gained important successes in very competitive championships throught out his career. Casè, as Perazzini, races in the 2013 European Le Mans Series in an AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia.
The #55 AF Corse GTE AM entry is sponsored by Interush, Adler Group, Rossi Service, LKM, and Fu Speed. They wish the driver crew the best of luck and a strong result at Le Mans.
Amato Ferrari, AF Corse owner
“With great pleasure we announce a highly esteemed driver line-up. The experience and competence of Darryl, Piergiuseppe and Lorenzo give us hope: we believe that their car could do well in one of the most important races in the world. Perazzini and Casè are popular in Italy and Europe, O’Young is famous in Asia. We are sure that the crew will have numerous supporters”.
“It’s my fourth time in the Le Mans 24 Hours: I want to complete the race. This year, I will race together with a new crew but the each one of us has well proven and winning experience. Last year, I had the misfortune of being involved in an incident; an incident, which I stress, wasn’t my fault, and that could have had serious consequences for me. Fortunately, the episode didn’t have serious repercussions. Back to front, now I feel like to try again, more determined than ever”.
“Since I last drove at Le Mans in 2009, I have hoped for the opportunity to return again to this great race. To be able to compete at the Le Mans 24 with AF Corse is very special and I thank Amato for his trust in my ability. We are aiming for the class win and anything less would be disappointing. It will be my first time competing in the Ferrari 458 GT2, but I am sure I can adapt quickly to the car and I am confident in its performance as it’s a proven GTE winning car. I will do everything in my strength to earn a good result and to make China and Hong Kong proud at this legendary race”.
“I debut in the most important race in the world. So, I don’t know the track and it’s a new experience for me which I hope finishes positively. To race with AF Corse will permit my squad to be among the most competitive in the GTE Am. My target is to take the chequered flag as in every 24 hours race. However, if we are able to express our potential a very good result is possible. I’m confident that we will give our best at the wheel of a very high-perfomance car with the best technical preparation”.