Matteo Bobbi prepares for 2004 season

Matteo Bobbi at Work to Prepare For The 2004 Season. The 2004 season will be hectic for Matteo Bobbi: the world FIA GT champion has just finished a 2 day collective test session in Monza on board the Scuderia Italia's Ferrari 550 Maranello ...

Matteo Bobbi at Work to Prepare For The 2004 Season.

The 2004 season will be hectic for Matteo Bobbi: the world FIA GT champion has just finished a 2 day collective test session in Monza on board the Scuderia Italia's Ferrari 550 Maranello .

This isn't the only thing that he has on his agenda: the race car driver from Milan is going to the United States on Sunday to participate in a 3 day test session in Houston in view of the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Matteo Bobbi will in fact be part of the first race of the ALMS championship. The American Le Mans Series championship will start on March 20th and Matteo will be behind the wheel of the Risi Team's Ferrari 360.

Anthony Lazzaro and Ralf Kelleners will be Matteo's team mates. About a month ago, they raced together for the 24 hours of Daytona as well.

Matteo Bobbi

"In Monza we managed to complete our program.Together with my team mate Gabriele Gardel, we concentrated on race simulation and on the tyres. Therefore, we didn't try to get the best performance but instead we worked on the car's reliability. Notwithstanding this, we still managed to set optimal times (4th overall) which proves our potential and that of the Scuderia Italia.

On Sunday, I'm off to Houston: the Risi Team has asked me again to be a part of their team for a new adventure : the 12 hours of sebring. I'm very proud that the team has showed a renewed interest in me and has given me the possibility to compete in the United States.This way , I'll be able to experience something new and stimulating . I will also be able to compete with other drivers who have more experience with races of long duration. I hope that the new season that will begin soon, will be just as successful as the previous one. I know that I'm going to have to work hard to repeat what I had last year but this doesn't frighten me.

To win is difficult. To win again is even more so."

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Series ALMS , Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Ralf Kelleners , Anthony Lazzaro , Matteo Bobbi , Gabriele Gardel