Risi Competizione first qualifying report

Plain sailing for Risi Competitzione The two Risi Competizione Ferrari 360 Modenas qualified safely on Wednesday evening for the 80th anniversary edition of the 24-Heures du Mans. Ralf Kelleners recorded the fastest lap ever for a Ferrari 360...

Plain sailing for Risi Competitzione

The two Risi Competizione Ferrari 360 Modenas qualified safely on Wednesday evening for the 80th anniversary edition of the 24-Heures du Mans. Ralf Kelleners recorded the fastest lap ever for a Ferrari 360 as dusk was settling on the 13.6 kilometre track, at 4:12.016, which was fifth quickest in the Le Mans Grand Touring category.

"We are fine tuning the set-up that we reached during the test day last month" said Ralf Kelleners. "This is a race set-up, ride heights, suspension and all, which makes us feel very confident for the race."

The Calpont-sponsored Risi Competizione Ferrari, which races on Michelin tyres, is crewed by three highly experienced drivers, Americans Terry Borcheller and Anthony Lazzaro joining Kelleners.

Jeff Giangrande's ACEMCO Automotive-sponsored Ferrari 360 Modena is entered under the Risi Competizione banner, and this Yokohama equipped car returned the eighth fastest time in the 15-car class. Johnny Mowlem set the time of 4:18.269, and the Englishman is joined in the driver team by Americans Butch Leitzinger and Shane Lewis.

The Ferrari crew elected not to run qualifying tyres until the ideal set-up had been found, and fully expect a qualifying run during Thursday's pair of two-hour sessions.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Shane Lewis , Ralf Kelleners , Anthony Lazzaro , Johnny Mowlem
Teams Risi Competizione