Canadian Ferrari team to debut at Mosport

A new Canadian-owned and sponsored racing team will make its American Le Mans Series debut in this weekend's Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport at Mosport International Raceway. Ferri Competizione and Ferrari Maserati of Ontario will campaign a ...

A new Canadian-owned and sponsored racing team will make its American Le Mans Series debut in this weekend's Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport at Mosport International Raceway.

Ferri Competizione and Ferrari Maserati of Ontario will campaign a Ferrari 360 Modena in the GT class in the annual American Le Mans Series event at the historic Mosport circuit.

"This entry marks a historic beginning for Ferri Competizione and Ferrari Maserati of Ontario and we are very excited to participate in a prestigious race with the finest brand in the world, Ferrari," said Remo Ferri, Team Owner and President of Ferrari Maserati of Ontario. "Our participation is even more special because we are aiming for the top with a Ferrari and a strong driver lineup"

Veteran drivers Mauro Baldi and Andrea Bertolini will pilot the #32 entry in the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport. Both have a extensive racing experience at world class racing events, with Baldi a former overall winner of the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring. The team includes technicians from Ferrari Maserati of Ontario along with engineers and technicians who have come over from Michelotto and Ferrari S.P.A. in Italy.

"This race presents us with an unique opportunity to raise our profile among Ontarians who appreciate the artistry and tradition of fine handmade automobiles," said Ferri. "Ferrari Maserati is a living legend in world class racing and our participation in Ontario is the beginning of a new era"

Four classes of American Le Mans Series cars will compete in the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport, a two-hour, 45-minute timed event that starts at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, Aug. 17. In addition to the GT class, the sleek and exotic Prototypes will compete in the LMP 900 and LMP 675 classes, and the highly-competitive production-based cars of the GTS class will round out the field.

ALMS cars will have two hours of unofficial testing on Friday, with official practice and qualifying to be held Saturday. Also on tap for Saturday is an "open paddock" autograph session featuring all of the drivers entered in the ALMS race.

The Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport will be televised live by NBC Sports beginning at 2 p.m. (EDT). The American Le Mans Series Radio Web will have live coverage of both qualifying and the race and can be heard online at www.americanlemans.com.

Ticket information is available online at www.mosport.com or by calling 1-800-866-1072.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Mauro Baldi , Andrea Bertolini