BMS To Continue With Care Racing For 2005
Double FIA GT Championship winners, BMS Scuderia Italia, have finalised an agreement with Care Racing Development to campaign two of its Prodrive-developed Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the GT1 category of the 2005 Le Mans Endurance Series. The new deal sees the highly successful business relationship between the two companies move into a 4th successive year.
The Italian Brescia-based team has also announced its plans to compete with the Ferraris in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time since 1997 [which was with a Porsche 911 GT1], using the pre-selected entry awarded to them as FIA GT Champions. BMS will apply to the ACO for a second entry with the aim and hope of entering as a two-car team.
Having won two successive FIA GT Championship Team titles and the 2003 Drivers' title with Thomas Biagi and Matteo Bobbi and, in 2004, with Luca Cappellari and Fabrizio Gollin, BMS has decided to run in a different programme which it considers more in line with its new sporting ambitions.
In addition to its Le Mans Endurance and 24 Hour plans, BMS will take part also in the Italian GT Championship with a further two Care Racing owned Ferrari 550 Maranellos. An announcement regarding the driver line up for both series, the team's partners and technical sponsors will be made in due course.
Care Racing Development is the sportscar racing division of the Care Group, a privately owned international group of companies.
Formed by Frederic Dor in 2000 to undertake the development, production, sale and racing of sportscars, the objective of Care Racing Development is to provide racing teams and racing drivers who are sportscar enthusiasts with a proven car to compete in various Championships throughout the world and to be able to meet sponsors and collectors' expectations.
Care Racing's first technical partner was Prodrive who developed for racing the Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS, followed by collaborations with BMS Scuderia Italia and Larbre Competition. All these partnerships have been highly successful on and off the track, winning between them multiple Championships in Europe, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and numerous races in the American Le Mans Series.